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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
5,646
Total Undergrads
Including 1,055 Part-time
986
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Freedom Football Conference

  • Football

Little East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,664)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,811)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 16 15 - -
Field Hockey - 23 - -
Football 87 - - -
Lacrosse 36 24 - -
Soccer 24 29 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming and Diving - 13 - -
Tennis 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 6.9%
Non-resident alien 0.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Western Connecticut State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Joseph from New Haven, CT
  • 5
  • Danbury is a very nice town to stay in and the campus is close to the many restaurants and the mall. Also, the resident assistants create fun activities for residents…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Currently Enrolled Student
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Its not a five star restaurant but its food, and a lot of the time its not half bad. On the weekend the downstairs cafe is the only one open, but Monday through Friday the upstairs cafe is open and their food is pretty decent. If you really want something good, take the shuttle to the Westside campus and try a meal over there. Odds are you will like it! Its worth a try at the very least. Be sure to pack food when you move into school, non perishable items. Ramen might become your best friend or anything else you can microwave. Eating out is always an option because there are places open late, however the prices add up.

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  • 3
  • Christine Caceres
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at WCSU is alright there isn't anything special about it. The prices are reasonable and the food serves it purpose.

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  • 2
  • Nicola from Danbury, CT
  • Dec-13-2013 I am a current student here

    It's expensive, and since I don't dorm I don't have a food plan. It's not as expensive as it could be, but if I were to eat there every day I wouldn't have any money in my wallet. They occasionally have yummy food in the upstairs cafe, the down stairs cafe is usually always good, and the daily grind on the west side campus is much better than the other two cafes.

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  • 3
  • Ryan from West Haven, CT
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food usually looks and smells like it's been microwaved in the Midtown Cafe. The spaghetti and omelette station are your best bet, but the lines are ALWAYS huge for those. The downstairs cafe is too small, the staff usually isn't very nice, and the food isn't that great. Westside has a fantastic array of little restaurant style shops that you can order food from.

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  • 4
  • Samantha from Beacon Falls, CT
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    There are two dining options on midtown campus. There is a buffet-style cafe which has many food options and there is also a downstairs cafe that has your basic burgers, mozzarella sticks, etc. which doesn't require a student id to get in. On the Westside campus, the food is excellent and there is a panini stand as well as a choose-your-own-pizza stand.

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  • 4
  • Marina from Woodbury, CT
  • Sep-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at the school is really good and cheap. They have everything to satisfy every tastebud. It is also convenient, right in the middle of the campus were it is accessible to everyone.

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  • 3
  • Sharon from Danbury, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Good food. The downstair's cafe is great for commuter students and Sodexo does a good job of providing some change in their menu.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Bethel, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a main cafeteria that has all the food you could ever want. You can always find what you're looking for whether it is cereal to pizza to omelettes to salad. The cafes are great. There is on on Midtown and the other is on West Side. They have great food that will cure any craving.

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  • 3
  • Miranda from Danbury, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The food really isn't too great, but it's bearable. The salad stations are always go-to's for sure. I'd recommend trying to get to the nearby stew leonard's or expect discounts to get some fruits and veggies to keep on hand.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ryan from West Haven, CT
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities and sororities on the Westconn campus, none of them have houses or anything, however. Some are recognized, and some are unrecognized that you can join for social aspects.

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  • 0
  • Sharon from Danbury, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    I joined Alpha Delta Pi and it's great! There's no house, but it's still fun! It's a great way to meet new people and you really do make great friendships! Although not as elaborate as other college's greek life, it's decent for a place like WCSU!

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  • 0
  • Miranda from Danbury, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life here is smaller compared to other private schools, but I am in a sorority and I love it. The sense of community among the Greeks is AMAZING. It doesn't matter what sorority of fraternity you are in, all the Greeks have a great relationship with each other. Also, have no fear! There is absolutely NO hazing whatsoever. It is not tolerated, and if there was even the littlest suspicion that hazing was going on among an organization it would be shut down immediately and an investigation would take place. I love my sisters, and am so happy I joined my sorority.

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  • 0
  • Current Student
  • May-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I have been actively involved in greek life for two years on this campus. The greek system is very small so on one hand it could be difficult to find your niche but once you do you literally know everyone so it is great.

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  • 0
  • CT
  • Oct-30-2012 I am a current student here

    I'm not a Greek, but everyone seems to get along pretty well. A lot of the clubs work with the different fraternities and sororities, so everyone knows everyone.

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