Western Connecticut State University

181 White Street, Danbury, CT

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Majors offered at Western Connecticut State University

Biggest majors
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at Western Connecticut State University

Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Less Selective (79% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Western Connecticut State University demographics

61% White
18% Hispanic
9% Black
5% Asian
2% Multiracial
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Common careers for Western Connecticut State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)84k
Accounting Manager78k
Registered Nurse (RN)75k
Software Engineer70k
Information Security Analyst58k
Account Manager58k
Based on 2,702 student responses
52.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
6%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Connecticut State University

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Student reviews of Western Connecticut State University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible for students with disabilities
Safe campus
Welcoming student body
Jaezmyne Pheanious-Browne
Ballroom Dancing
Tap Dancing
Ballet + 6 others



What I enjoyed most about Western Connecticut State University was the opportunity to get involved on campus. Throughout my time at WCSU, I have joined organizations like Student Government, ACSA, the school radio, and more. These endeavors have led to great networking opportunities and a better social life during college. They also gave me the chance to give back to my community through fundraising and being a voice for the student body.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Prospectives should be aware that Western Connecticut State University is currently largely a commuter school. This means that the majority of students attending do not live on campus. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to encourage students to attend on-campus events and be social in their community. However, I would not let this stop me from pursuing activities on-campus. Just be aware, but do not let it deter you from making the most of your college experience!

Jamie Pelletier
Painting and Studio Art



WCSU offered a hybrid option, which allowed me to attend classes both in-person and at home. I do not have to make a 45-minute commute to Danbury as WCSU shared a campus locally in Waterbury with one of the community colleges. Classes were generally in the evening/night for in-person and at your leisure online, which meant I was able to maintain my full-time work and home schedule in balance.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Overall, there really isn’t much I can say that I didn’t like about WCSU. I was able to transfer all of my ADN credits over for my BSN degree, however, some of the core BSN classes seemed a bit ridiculous. I felt that at 28 years old I didn’t necessarily require a physical education class to excel in nursing.

Jessica Joseph
Drawing And Illustration
Writing + 6 others



I like how inclusive and engaging the community is as well as how my professors are understanding and striving for me to achieve my goals.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Communication is the key that will get you through to this college. Be involved in what's available to you and what activities you can participate in.

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