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Western Connecticut State University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Little East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Freedom Football Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,664)
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 - -


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%
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
  • 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
  • Samantha from Beacon Falls, CT
  • 4
  • The resident assistants are usually both very nice and helpful. They are required to host fun activities in their residence halls for students to enjoy. Some dorms are smaller than…

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  • Nicola from Danbury, CT
  • 3
  • I don't dorm, but it doesn't seem terrible. My friends that dorm usually complain about needing to shower with sandals on, and some complain about roommates or never see/talk…

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  • Christine Caceres
  • 1
  • I've never lived in a dorm while in college so I don't know how that experience is like. My friends lived in dorms and usually you were able to get…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • micaiah from danbury, ct
  • I am a current student here

    the dinning at western is good, it can be slow at times. the university doesn't have a traditional all you can eat style lunchroom. instead students order food on a piece of paper with their name on it, and it in, and then receive their food. this also promotes healthy food servings. if you do not like the food on campus danbury is a diverse city with plenty of food to choose from.

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  • 3
  • AS from NY
  • I am a current student here

    The Food and Dining is okay. They have been making a variety of changes recently (like dining hall appearances and functionality), but the food itself is fine.

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  • 3
  • Jim from Avon, CT
  • I am a current student here

    There are a variety of dining options, but it is nice to take a break sometimes by preparing your own food or going off campus.

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  • 4
  • Madeline from Diamond Bar, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems like there is a variety to choose from with affordable food. I am not sure on how healthy the food is though.

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  • 3
  • Currently Enrolled Student
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ryan from West Haven, CT
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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