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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
About Eastern Connecticut State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 06226
From Eastern Connecticut State University

With 38 majors, 59 minors, and over one hundred organizations and athletic teams, Eastern students successfully balance a rigorous academic schedule, a variety of extracurricular activities, and an engaging social life.

Our students develop the breadth and depth of knowledge that make our alumni competitive within a wide range of employment opportunities. A degree from Eastern Connecticut State University pays off!

Eastern Connecticut State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
930-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,014/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,991/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,298/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,014/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,402/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,617/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,292Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Normal
    28%
  • Open to friendships
    7%
  • All in this together
    6%
  • Confused
    6%
  • Isolated
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.82 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Good community
    36%
  • A wonderful experience
    22%
  • Feels like a big highschool
    14%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Highschool repeat
    8%
  • Affordable liberal arts experience
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Eastern Connecticut State University Reviews

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I am an international student at Eastern, I transferred from Three Rivers Community College to ECSU to finish and get my bachelor degree in Business Management and Administration. ECSU does a great job welcoming international student, showing the campus around, teaching us everything from safety to academics topics. Life at ECSU is enjoyable, professor do an excellent job at teaching, although I do find older professors better at teaching the subject than younger ones. Campus is fairly big, and it does offer everything a student needs, starting from the sports centre, to the houses/dorms. Food is good as well and affordable!
One negative aspects about this college it the amount of money an international student has to pay, which is not even close to what a U.S. citizen pays. However, overall Eastern Connecticut State University is a great college and I would recommend it to other students.
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The campus is beautiful and very eco-friendly. The students here are very friendly and welcoming to every new and incoming student. The professors are very nice and smart, as well as accomadating to any question or concern student may have. I'm so happy I chose Eastern and wouldn't want to experience college anywhere else!
I have attended Eastern CT for my junior and senior years. When I left the university in 2006, I was one credit away from my BS in Accounting. When I came back, I was unaware of the new program (LAC) and I ended up having to take 3 classes to graduate. When you pay that money out of your own pocket and you were only expecting to take 1 class, it hurts! Be sure to check the requirements for coming back to the university to make sure you understand what you are looking at for classes and graduation requirements.