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Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University (also referred to as Western or WestConn, or abbreviated WCSU) is a public university located in Danbury, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, Western has an arts and sciences curriculum, a business school, and several professional programs including elementary and secondary education, nursing, music performance, and social work. It is also home to The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.

Location

Address
181 White St
City
Danbury
State
CT
Zip/Post Code
06810

Contact Information

Stats

Total Graduate enrollment
593
SAT Score
1080
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.0
Male Female Ratio
47:53
Acceptance Rate
65%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Application Deadline
June, 24
Mascot
Chuck The Colonial
Colors
Dark Blue Metallic Copper
Conference
Little East

College History

History

Western started as a teachers' college, training the primary and secondary school educators for Connecticut's Fairfield County and surrounding areas. The school's name has changed over the years as it has focused on additional areas of study. First named the Danbury Normal School, in the 1950s it was called the Danbury State Teachers College. The college was renamed Danbury State College in 1959, then Western Connecticut State College in 1967, and finally, in 1983, Western Connecticut State University. In 2012, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso visited the university for two public talks. The Sikyong (prime minister) of Tibet, Lobsang Sangay, also lectured at the university's midtown campus earlier that year.

College Specialty

Specialty

The Orientation Program at Western Connecticut State University is designed to provide incoming students, and their families, with a set of common shared experiences and information, to set the tone for student academic success, personal growth and meaningful connections.� With this in mind, the Orientation is dedicated to facilitating the students� transition to university life.

Alumni

Alumni

Eric Bassriel, producer and host for IndieFeed Thurston Moore (attended, but did not graduate), musician, Sonic Youth Fred Norris, radio personality and writer for The Howard Stern Show Jodi Rell (attended, but did not graduate), Governor of Connecticut (2004�11) Chris Rhodes, trombone player and member of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones Mike Sembos, bassist/rhythm guitar player for the band The Alternate Routes and singer/guitarist The Backyard Committee Adam Lanza, perpetrator of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Campus

Campus

Urban

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