B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
    B-
Eastern Connecticut State University is ...
Public
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
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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

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.59 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,267Undergrads
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 50 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • Normal
    26%
  • Open to friendships
    8%
  • Confused
    6%
  • All in this together
    4%
  • Isolated
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.78 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Good community
    37%
  • A wonderful experience
    22%
  • Feels like a big highschool
    13%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Highschool repeat
    9%
  • Affordable liberal arts experience
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Overall, I really enjoyed being part of the ECSU community. The academics are rigorous without being unmanageable. I love the campus because it is on the smaller side and after a while you would see familiar faces from your classes or dorms, etc. I have joined the women's lacrosse team and found that the camaraderie is wonderful and it helped me to meet new people. The new dorms are beautiful! I was very happy with my suite set up, had a beautiful view of the campus and really liked all of the new buildings and upgraded technology as well as the state of the art amenities that were offered to students! Overall rating A
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This university has offered me access to such incredible knowledge and resources. I grew up in a small town and chose a small college to attend as well, but my confidence in my field has grown exponentially and I owe it all to this small campus. My professors guide and educate with passion and encourage growth in each and every student in our program. I am currently a senior in the Social Work program, one of 50 that were selected from a pool of 150 candidates, and having a community of future and current practitioners to learn from and collaborate with has been a remarkable experience and has helped me grow so much. Thank you for an incredible experience Eastern!
I transferred into ECSU taking more than average amount of credits and finished in 3 semesters. Got my bachelors of science in Business Information Systems. The career fairs are very great and Eastern is known around Connecticut so if you do well, you will most likely get an interview at any company in CT. I got many interviews after graduation at big companies and ended up doing contract positions in New York. I am now back in CT with a full time.

I've studied at UCONN also and it felt like courses at ECSU were easier to get an A in. This doesn't mean you learn less, more so that the professors are more forgiving. They will teach you if you want to learn and the resources are there too. The best part is the class size is exponentially smaller so you get more 1 on 1 time with professors and classes feels like a big group instead of many strangers.