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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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 06226
About Eastern Connecticut State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
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
66%
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,769/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,145/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,247Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
766
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Normal
    29%
  • Open to friendships
    7%
  • All in this together
    5%
  • Confused
    5%
  • Isolated
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Good community
    32%
  • A wonderful experience
    21%
  • Feels like a big highschool
    14%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Affordable liberal arts experience
    7%
  • Highschool repeat
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    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

    Eastern Connecticut State University Reviews

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    The professors are great! The math department especially is very concerned about student success and is incredibly invested in supporting students. The Honors Program is a really great program, the research opportunities that Eastern normally offers undergraduates are even more accessible for students in the Honors Program, and the thesis project completed by Honors students gives them a huge leg up when applying to graduate school or jobs after graduation.
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    If you put in the effort, you will succeed. If you don't put in the effort, you won't. This goes for any college... Eastern has EXCELLENT resources for a public university. The tuition is affordable, it is a beautiful campus, students are friendly, parties are fun, and the professors/staff is great. Not to mention that on campus living is fantastic... You get your own room by your sophomore year, and you're paying much less than some place like UConn, where the class sizes are bigger, you don't get your own room, and it is NOT a hands on learning experience. I am from out of state, did not know 1 single person here, and coming to Eastern was the best idea I have ever made!
    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.