Western Connecticut State University

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Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is located in Danbury, CT only 65 miles northeast of NYC. WCSU has a 117-year history of developing student potential, and thereby changing lives in myriad positive ways. Whether your interest is accounting, business, communication and media arts, education, nursing, psychology, science or the visual and performing arts, the courses you take and faculty who instruct and mentor you will prepare you for success in our increasingly competitive world.

Academic Programs

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Western Connecticut State University requires that candidates for admission have a high school diploma from an accredited secondary school or an equivalency diploma. General Educational Development (GED) scores must be converted into a State of Connecticut Equivalency Diploma. The following guidelines must also be met:

  • SAT (1080 guideline), ACT (21 composite)
  • Rank in Class (top one-third guideline)
  • B average in the following:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years math
    • 2 years social sciences, including US History
    • 2 years of laboratory sciences
    • 2 to 3 years of foreign language (recommended)
  • Each applicant is assessed individually.
  • WCSU accepts applications without SAT/ACT scores
  • Nursing may have higher requirements.

Transfer

Transfer applicants must have earned 12 or more college credits since their high school graduation, with only 3 allowed from CLEP-type exams. To apply, fill out the online undergraduate application and pay the $50.00 application fee, as well as send your official transcripts to complete their application for a decision. We will let you know if we need your secondary school record as well.

Additional Information

The following merit scholarships are available to incoming Fall 2021 first time students upon admission to WCSU. There is not a separate application process for these scholarships, incoming students who have been accepted by February 1st will be considered. In order to receive this scholarship, students must complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or the AACTUS if they are undocumented and all financial aid requirements.

Visit us

The office of admissions typically offers campus tour Monday-Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the year.  Please call to schedule a tour or visit https://www.wcsu.edu/admissions/tours/  for the most up to date information and to book your visit online.

"Being a student-athlete on the field hockey team at WCSU and a student ambassador in the Admissions Office has given me multiple opportunities to develop my leadership skills. These experiences have enabled me to form everlasting friendships and lifelong memories."

Kristy Trotta, WCSU Student
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

Old Main 203, 181 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810, United States of America

Phone number

877-837-WCSU

Region

New England

New England