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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

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
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  • 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
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  • 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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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.
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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
I am delighted with the prospect of continuing my education at Eastern Connecticut State University in the fall of 2018. I met with Dr. Belles, the head of the music department and left after my interview with a very positive experience. Dr. Hwang, the head of the piano department, made me feel warmly welcomed and expressed her delight of teaching me in the fall. Additionally, the university has a brand new fine arts building as well as campus grounds that look immaculate. This university has obviously received much federal funding to for construction and repairs and now looks like a new campus.
As for improvements, I would like this educational institution to offer a bachelor of music degree as well as a music education degree. Its staff is definitely equal to the tasks.