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Located in Danbury, Connecticut, Western Connecticut State University is a public institution. The location of WestConn is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$36,263 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
85% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Western Connecticut State University?


Contact details for WestConn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810-6826
Phone: 203-837-8200

How Do I Get Into WestConn?

You can apply to WestConn online at:

Admission Requirements for WestConn

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into WestConn?

85% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Western Connecticut State University is 85%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Can I Afford Western Connecticut State University?

$36,263 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WestConn is $36,263. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At WestConn, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $8,469 a year. That adds up to $33,876 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WestConn is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Western Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,440 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,172 undergraduate students at WestConn, with 3,440 being full-time and 732 being part-time.


There are also 630 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,440 full-time undergraduates at WestConn, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Connecticut State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 164
Black or African American 305
Hispanic or Latino 870
White 1,867
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 228

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Western Connecticut State University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at WestConn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, China, and France.

Online Learning at Western Connecticut State University

469 Took All Classes Online
2,585 Took At Least One Class Online
185.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,585 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WestConn has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of WestConn

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Connecticut State University was 185.0%. This is the #193 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WestConn regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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