Connecticut Universities

New England is known all over the country for its fine colleges, from Ivy League Yale University to state school Western Connecticut State University. If a college tour or graduation brings you to Connecticut, you’ll appreciate HIE Danbury’s convenient location.

Just 35 miles from Yale, 25 miles from Fairfield University, and two miles from Western Connecticut, our hotel HIE Danbury is a wonderful hotel choice. At the end of a long day of touring the college campus, know you can return to your guestroom and relax.

Prestigious Yale near HIE Danbury

Founded in 1701, Yale University includes the undergraduate college, Medical school, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and ten
professional schools. And the student population is one of the brightest in the country.

Historic Yale trivia.

In 1716, the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718. For more information, visit or call (203) 432-2300.

A state university in the heart of Danbury, Connecticut.

Western Connecticut State University is a four-year public university and a center of culture and learning. During your stay, take advantage of the university’s offerings – tour the campus with your teenager or attend a concert at Ives Concert Park.


Western Connecticut State University, or WestConn as it’s fondly known, celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2003. The Colonials athletic teams include football,
soccer, and lacrosse. Over 5,000 students work on their Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. For more information, visit or call 1-877-837-WCSU.

Fairfield University, a diverse Jesuit college.

Fairfield University is not to be missed on your children’s Connecticut college tours. Known for its fine athletics, including varsity, club, intramural, and
recreational sports, Fairfield students strive to balance intellect pursuits with physical ones. The university offers 33 majors based on a liberal arts
educational platform.

High Ranking Fairfield.

Founded in 1942 along the scenic shoreline in Fairfield, Connecticut, the university was named one of the country’s 77 best value colleges by The Princeton Review . The 2005 U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked Fairfield third among universities with master’s programs in the North.
For more information, visit or call (203) 254-4000