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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
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
66%
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
$17,670/ 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
$6,663/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,210Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
863
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Normal
    28%
  • Open to friendships
    7%
  • All in this together
    5%
  • Confused
    5%
  • Isolated
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.85 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Good community
    34%
  • A wonderful experience
    23%
  • Feels like a big highschool
    15%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Affordable liberal arts experience
    8%
  • Highschool repeat
    8%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    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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    Eastern Connecticut State University Reviews

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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!
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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.
    The teachers are pretty great and supportive, although you can tell some would rather be elsewhere, I have made great connections with many of the teachers I have had so far. Courses are challenging, but simple, although I can't speak for most of the classes since I am still in my first year. I have been given enough work but not more than I can handle. The students here are amazing, you have people from all over the state, country and even globe. There is a place for everyone to fit in, which all the clubs offered have helped me meet many friends. Dorms are decent, the RAs are very nice and polite, but I have had my fair share of randomly selected roommates, I wouldn't ever do the random selection again as I have had to switch once and may need to switch again in the last two months of the semester, but that is my only real complant!