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Western Facts & Figures

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[ Updated Nov. 9, 2015 ]

Campuses

Western has two campuses in Danbury: a 34-acre main campus in downtown Danbury called Midtown, and a 364-acre campus, about three miles from the main campus, called Westside.


Schools

  • The Ancell School of Business
  • The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Professional Studies
  • The School of Visual and Performing Arts

Student Headcounts in Fall 2016

4,195 = Full-time      4,116 = Full-time Undergraduate        79 = Full-time Graduate
1,526 = Part-time      1,065 = Part-time Undergraduate      461 = Part-time Graduate
5,721 = Total            5,181 = Undergraduate                      540 = Graduate


Student Headcount Enrollment in Fall 2016

Undergraduate Enrollment by School

  • 1,477 = Ancell School of Business
  • 2,028 = Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
  • 997 = School of Professional Studies
  • 499 = School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • 180 = Nondegree Students

Graduate Enrollment

  • 456 = Graduate Students in Master’s & Doctoral Degree Programs
  • 84 = Graduate-level Nondegree Students

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2016

  • 6,798 = New Applications for Full-time Enrollment (including 1,314 transfers)
  • 4,581 = Accepted by the Admissions office (including 916 transfers)
  • 1,237 = Enrolled as New Full-Time Students (including 413 transfers)

Profile of First-Time Full-Time Students Entering in Fall 2016

Women comprise 47.9% of the entering class, and members of historically-underrepresented racial and ethnic groups comprise 31.4% of the entering class.


Geographic Origin of Undergraduates, Fall 2016 (as a percentage of 5,181 students)

18.0% = Danbury                  6.5% = New Milford
4.8% = Bethel                       4.4% = Brookfield
4.8% = New Fairfield           4.0% = Newtown
51.4% = Other Connecticut   4.5% = New York State
1.6% = Other States and Countries


SAT Scores in Fall 2016

The mean SAT composite score for all first-time full-time students is 989 (Mathematics 492 plus Verbal/Critical Reading 497). The mean SAT Writing score is 492.


Degrees Conferred from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

9 = Doctorate 133 = Master 7 = Post-Master’s Certificates
1,078 = Bachelor 11 = Associate

Degree Programs

Total undergraduate programs: 41


Employment in Fall 2016

Western’s Total Workforce is 1,171 (603 full-time and 568 part-time; excluding student workers)


Instructional Faculty, Fall 2016

  • 222 are Full-time
  • 493 are Part-time (172.1 = full-time equivalent)
  • 87% of full-time faculty have doctorates and other approved terminal degrees

Full-Time Instructional Faculty by School, Fall 2016

  • 40 = Ancell School of Business
  • 107 = Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences
  • 49 = School of Professional Studies
  • 26 = School of Visual and Performing Arts

Student to Faculty Ratio, Fall 2016

12 to 1 (Total Student FTE divided by Total Faculty FTE)


Western Tuition & Fees

* Note: The source of all student statistics is the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, unless otherwise specified.