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WestConn at a Glance

College Navigator is an externally generated report outlining WCSU characteristics.  This report is constructed by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Western Facts & Figures

[ Updated Nov. 17, 2014 ]

Campuses

Western has two campuses in Danbury: a 34-acre main campus in downtown Danbury called Midtown, and a 364-acre campus, about three miles from the main campus, called Westside.

Schools
The Ancell School of Business
The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Professional Studies
The School of Visual and Performing Arts

Student Headcounts, Fall 2014
4,422 = Full-time
1,530 = Part-time
5,952 = Total
4,365 = Full-time Undergraduate
57 = Full-time Graduate

Student Headcount Enrollment, Fall 2014

Undergraduate Enrollment by School
1,441 = Ancell School of Business
2,306 = Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
1,012 = School of Professional Studies
447 = School of Visual and Performing Arts
236 = Nondegree

Graduate Enrollment
510 = Graduate Students; Master’s & Doctoral Degree Programs

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2014
5,119 = New Applications for Full-time Enrollment (including 1,294 transfers)
2,939 = Accepted by the Admissions office (including 748 transfers)
1,207 = Enrolled as New Full-Time Students (including 433 transfers)

Profile of First-Time Full-Time Students Entering in Fall 2014
Women comprise 50.9% of the entering class (394 of 774), and members of historically-underrepresented groups comprise 28.6% of the entering class (221 of 774).

Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2013 (expressed as a percentage of 5492 students)
17.5% = Danbury                  7.2% = New Milford
5.3% = Bethel                       4.6% = Brookfield
5.2% = New Fairfield             4.0% = Newtown
50.2% = Other Connecticut   4.8% = New York State
1.2% = Other States and Countries

SAT Scores, Fall 2014
The mean SAT composite score for all first-time full-time students is 994 (Mathematics 495 plus Verbal 499). The mean SAT Writing score is 489.

Degrees Conferred (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014)

7 = Doctorate (Ed.D) 143 = Masters 6 = Post-Masters Certificate
1,065 = Bachelors 18 = Associates  

Academics
Total undergraduate programs of study: 39

Employment, Fall 2014 (Source: Human Resources)

Western’s Total Workforce is 1,133 (622 full-time and 511 part-time; excluding student workers)

Instructional Faculty, Fall 2014 (Source: Human Resources)
216 are Full-time
379 are Part-time (141 = full-time equivalent)
89% of full-time faculty have doctorates and other approved terminal degrees

Full-Time Instructional Faculty by School, Fall 2014 (Source: Human Resources)
43 = Ancell School of Business
104 = Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
45 = School of Professional Studies
24 = School of Visual and Performing Arts

Student to Faculty Ratio, Fall 2014
13.7 to 1 (Total Student FTE divided by Total Faculty FTE)

Western Tuition & Fees

* Note: The source of all student statistics is the official third-week student file maintained by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, unless otherwise specified.

WCSU Weather Information

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

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