Resources › For Students and Parents Western Connecticut State University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print WCSU, Western Connecticut State University Welcome Week. Western Connecticut State University Peggy Stewart / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 18, 2017 Western Connecticut State University Description: Western Connecticut State University is a public university made up of four schools: the Ancell School of Business, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Professional Studies. The university has two campuses -- the 34-acre main campus in downtown Danbury, and the 364-acre Westside campus a few miles to the west. Westside is home to the business school, athletic facilities, and several residence halls. A university shuttle runs between the two campuses. Students at WestConn can choose from 37 undergraduate programs of study, and academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Criminal justice, business, nursing, and communication fields are among the most popular. In athletics, the Western Connecticut Colonials compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference for most sports. The university fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): Western Connecticut State Acceptance Rate: 67%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,721 (5,181 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female79% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $10,017 (in-state); $22,878 (out-of-state)Books: $1,300 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,884Other Expenses: $2,238Total Cost: $25,439 (in-state); $38,300 (out-of-state) Western Connecticut State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 68%Loans: 55%Average Amount of AidGrants: $5,944Loans: $6,106 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Finance, History, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%Transfer Out Rate: 38%4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%6-Year Graduation Rate: 46% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like WCSU, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Connecticut: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of New Haven: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Rhode Island: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouthern Connecticut State University: Profile Pace University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphKeene State College: Profile Yale University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlbertus Magnus College: Profile Quinnipiac University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Hartford: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Bridgeport: Profile Western Connecticut State University Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.wcsu.edu/president/vision-principles.asp "Western Connecticut State University serves as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. We strive to meet the educational needs of a diversified student body through instruction, scholarship and public service. Western aspires to be a public university of choice for programs of excellence in the liberal arts and the professions by providing full-time and part-time students with the necessary background to be successful in their chosen careers and to be productive members of society..."