WCSU Gives You a Great Start

With top-rated programs ranging from nursing to musical theatre, Western Connecticut State University is where students go to get a high-quality, practical education at an affordable price.

WCSU’s small class sizes, high-tech facilities, top researchers and inspiring professors help you develop professional and leadership skills. With over 120 years of providing academic excellence, a fantastic collegiate experience and affordable tuition, WCSU is a great choice.

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WCSU is here to help you with your application. One of the ways we do that is by using the Common App to streamline the process. We are committed to our students’ success, starting with removing barriers to entry and ending with helping you graduate with the knowledge and experience you need for the life you want.


Prepare for success with FINANCIAL AID

Our preferred deadline is March 1


Get your WCSU application and FAFSA completed by March 1.

Start cultivating your career in one (or more) of WCSU’s 50 majors. Whether your passion steers you toward science, public health, art, humanities or business, you’ll thrive with expert teaching in small classroom settings, labs and field work — without weighing yourself down with debt.


Visit Us

We’re closer than you think!


Visit us today and check out our campus in Danbury, CT. See our labs, libraries, sports facilities, places to hang out with friends and more. 



Find yourself at WCSU

At Western Connecticut State University,
you have access to:

  • state-of-the-art facilities
  • 12:1 student faculty ratio
  • exciting internships
  • resume-building experiences that prepare you for success

Join thriving WCSU graduates who make great contributions across every profession.

WCSU Location

Students from New York and New Jersey pay only WCSU’s in-state tuition — among the lowest in the region.

Students from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont get big discounts on WCSU’s in-state tuition because of WCSU’s participation in the New England Regional Student Program.


Resources for
Prospective Students

Explore excellence in our Kathwari Honors Program

Honors students receive priority registration for classes, special funding for travel and internship opportunities, special honors housing on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as honors graduation cords. 

Be considered for a prestigious merit scholarship

Apply to WCSU by February 1st and automatically be considered for a prestigious merit scholarship — it’s a financial help and a great resume item!

  • See the world: ISEP

    For more than 25 years, WCSU has been a member institution of ISEP, a program that allows our students to study abroad through the ISEP network anywhere in the world. You can go for one semester or an entire year. Remember to apply about six months in advance of your travel to be considered in the priority pool of applicants. There are also short-term summer programs available through ISEP.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge

    Visit a field site to research Lyme disease in tick populations, take a master class with a global leader or develop your talent in our top-ranked, award-winning musical theatre program.
  • Get seen by top employers

    Intern in high-demand fields such as banking, media, technology and the public sector. Our career center connects with PepsiCo, IBM, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merrill Lynch, NBCUniversal and other prominent employers.
  • Success within reach

    Join alumni who are succeeding as on-air meteorologists, financial service specialists, performers with national theatre companies, pharmaceutical researchers and industry executives.


Office of Admissions

The admissions office is staffed
Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m