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The Western Difference

Find yourself at Western Connecticut State Univerity.

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 and a fantastic collegiate experience, WCSU is a great choice.

Undergraduate Students

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. Take avdvantage of excursions, internships, faculty-led undergraduate research projects and study-abroad opportunities.

How Much Does it Cost?

We offer over 100 scholarships in all fields — and Tri-State residents (NY and NJ) pay only our in-state tuition. All other out-of-state students pay the National Rate and international students pay the International Rate.

Room & Board Costs

All of our residence halls have lounge and study spaces, laundry facilities and kitchen areas suitable for light cooking.

Our historic Midtown location has three renovated residence halls. More than that, each building has at least one Academic Resource Mentor – peers who help you find information, locate resources and connect you to people who help you in your academic endeavors.

Graduate Students

WCSU’s fully accredited graduate programs offer advanced study under the direction of dedicated educators.

Costs for Graduate Students

Our graduate students benefit from flexible, convenient—and often completely online—courses taught by faculty whose commitment to teaching, to research and to other professional activities results in national recognition. Faculty guidance strengthens students’ academic and professional ability by increasing your subject knowledge, improving your capacity for independent study, familiarizing you with the research in your field and training you to conduct meaningful research of your own.

Student Life

Create lasting memories with lifelong friends at fashion, art and theatre shows, libraries, clubs, student government, varsity sports, student-run radio, newspapers and journals, and more.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Learn and practice the soft skills employers look for (such as leadership, teamwork and time management) while having fun, making friends and staying fit with 75 student clubs and organizations. Connect with Greek life, student government, community service and more.

WCSU Orientation



Men's & Women's Teams at WCSU

Western Connecticut State University LEC Champions 2023

Intramural Sports
& Recreation

Play to win! Join the WCSU Wolves in one of our many NCAA Division III teams. Enjoy club sports and intramural teams… or cheer with others as our athletes take the field (or court, or pool).


The men and women both belong to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The football program is a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. The 17 other intercollegiate athletic programs are members of the Little East Conference.  The University belongs to conferences and associations appropriate to the specific athletic activity program. The Center For Student Involvement supervises and coordinates intramural and recreational activities for WestConn.

WCSU Facts & Figures


Year Founded


Total Enrollment Fall 2023


Student-Faculty Ratio

1.5 hr

Train Ride to NYC


Beautiful New England Campuses


of Full-Time Faculty have Doctorates

Contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

We’d love to hear from you!