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Jay Murray
Director of Admissions
181 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-837-9000
Toll Free: 877-837-9278
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Classification: Public, 4 year
Setting: Urban
Year Established: 1903
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Undergraduate Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,492
Tuition: $10,011 in-state; $22,878 out-of-state; $12,624 NER (includes fees)
Room and Board: $11,106
Programs: DEGREES: A.S., B.A., B.B.A., B.Mus., B.S., B.S.N., M.B.A., M.S., M.H.A., M.S.N., Ed.D.

Ancell School of Business

Accounting, Finance, Justice & Law Administration, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing.

School of Arts & Sciences

American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Economics, English: Professional Writing, English Literature, Graphic Design, History, Illustration, Mathematics, Meteorology, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Spanish, Theatre Arts.

School of Professional Studies

Elementary Education (American Studies, Anthropology/Sociology, Biology, Communication, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Spanish), Health Education, Medical Technology, Music Education, Nursing, Secondary Education, (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Spanish), Social Work.

Division of Graduate Studies & External Programs

Master of Arts in Biological & Environmental Sciences, Earth & Planetary Sciences, English, History, Mathematics or Mathematics with Computer Option; M.B.A., Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Counseling: Community or School, Education, Master of Health Administration. Western Connecticut State University offers an Ed.D. degree in Instructional Leadership; the only program in Connecticut, and one of only thirteen such programs in the nation. Students in the program are experienced teachers who hold master's degrees, and who are interested in becoming peer leaders or "master teachers" in their educational settings.
Special Features: Cooperative Education; Honors Program, intercollegiate Division III sports for men (baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis), for women (basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball). 139,000-volume library, 32,000 microfilm items, 1,220 periodicals, and study and reading space for students. 223 full-time faculty members; 88 percent have doctorates; 15.6:1 student-faculty ratio; more than 40 student organizations, including WXCI-award winning radio station; newspaper, yearbook. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loan, part-time employment. Dual campus in medium-sized city of 70,000, approximately 65 miles from New York City and Hartford. The Westside campus is a beautiful 320-acre site.
Admissions Requirements: Freshman candidates must be graduates of an approved secondary school or have an equivalency diploma and have completed at least 16 units of work. At least 15 units must consist of college-preparatory work, including four years of English, three years of Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Plane Geometry), two years of a Laboratory Science, two years of Social Science including at least one year of U.S. History, two to three years of Foreign Language(s). A music audition is required for music majors. Candidates should be in the upper half of their graduation class and must submit satisfactory SAT scores. Achievement tests and interviews are not required. Transfer students are particularly encouraged to apply. 
Transfer Requirements: Minimum GPA: 2.0
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Annual Transfer Enrollment: More than 500
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