Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. The diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. WCSU is a public university governed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education of the state of Connecticut. Westerns’s vision is to be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.
Main CampusDanbury, Connecticut, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in DanburyLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Danbury is 65 miles north of New York City, which is accessible by direct bus service and connecting train service to downtown Danbury. The campus is a three hour drive from Boston.
Students at WCSU may choose to participate in extracurricular and athletic activities covering many different areas of interest, represented by the more than 90 student organizations, club sports and intramural athletic programs available on campus. Extracurricular opportunities range from academic and social clubs to student newspaper and radio media, debate and political societies, music and theater groups, and service organizations. In addition to intercollegiate sports, the university offers club programs in rugby, hockey and dance as well as a wide range of intramural athletic competition.
The newest addition to the campus is the Visual and Performing Arts Center (Westside campus) featuring three architecturally distinct wings for the departments of art, music and theatre arts, including an art gallery, concert hall, main stage theater, recording studio, studio theater, spacious art studios, theater rehearsal studios, fully outfitted scene and costume shops, dressing rooms for chorus and guest artists, and 28 practice rooms.