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Western Connecticut State University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Western Connecticut State University

Website: http://www.wcsu.edu
Address: 181 White Street , Danbury , Connecticut - 06810-6826
Phone: (203) 837-8200
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Public
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Post-baccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate
Campus setting
Small City
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Freedom Football Conference
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning Yes
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $50
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
4,345
1,934
2,411
Percent admitted
58%
57%
58%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
37%
38%
36%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
430
540
SAT Math
440
530
SAT Writing
430
530
ACT Composite
-
-
ACT English
-
-
ACT Math
-
-
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $3,514
Out-of-state tuition $11,373
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $9,158
On-campus other expenses $3,569
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
64%
-
Federal grant aid
14%
$3,264
State or local grant aid
39%
$3,588
Institutional grant aid
3%
-
Loan aid
64%
$6,535
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
6,462
44%
56%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 5,689
Estimated graduates enrolled 627
Undergraduates 24 years old 81%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 16%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 40%
Men 33%
Women 47%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 14%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 33%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 40%

Contact Information

Address: Danbury, Connecticut
Phone Number: (877) 837-9278

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $6,106 $6,642 $7,088 $7,462 5.3%
Out-of-state $14,428 $15,344 $16,225 $17,154 5.7%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 $1,300 8.3%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,766 $8,400 $9,158 $9,517 3.9%
Other $3,327 $3,496 $3,569 $3,776 5.8%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,766 $7,766 $8,923 $9,712 8.8%
Other $3,827 $3,996 $4,069 $4,276 5.1%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $4,407 $4,596 $4,672 $4,878 4.4%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $18,199 $19,538 $21,015 $22,055 4.9%
Off Campus $18,699 $19,404 $21,280 $22,750 6.9%
Off Campus with Family $11,513 $12,238 $12,960 $13,640 5.2%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $26,521 $28,240 $30,152 $31,747 5.3%
Off Campus $27,021 $28,106 $30,417 $32,442 6.7%
Off Campus with Family $19,835 $20,940 $22,097 $23,332 5.6%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,175 1,797 2,378
Percent admitted 62% 62% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 41% 38%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,001 99%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 460 540
SAT Math 450 540
SAT Writing 450 550

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1954 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/21/2004 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/21/2004 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 6/1/2003 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 10/1/2009 -   Accredited

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