Eastern Connecticut State University

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83 Windham Street

Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: (860) 465-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
#108 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Eastern Connecticut State University is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,258, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 182 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Eastern Connecticut State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 108. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,376 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,460 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Eastern Connecticut State University is Connecticut's public liberal arts college. As a predominantly undergraduate university, Eastern attracts and welcomes a diverse community of learners, supported by a teaching faculty, staff, and administrators, and a residential campus, all of which promote intellectual curiosity, integrity, and social responsibility.

In its role as a public university, Eastern develops students who can become productive, engaged community leaders. Eastern also serves as a social, cultural, and economic catalyst for the region and the state of Connecticut.
All Eastern students, independent of their majors and career aspirations, share a sequenced, interdisciplinary curriculum that serves as a liberal arts foundation. Students apply a broad range of theoretical approaches in a variety of active learning settings to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to prepare them for their personal, professional, and public roles.

Eastern's programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education and professional studies prepare students for careers or advanced study while providing them with the lifelong skills and confidence needed to succeed in a world of constant economic, social, and technological change.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $11,445,974


When applying to Eastern Connecticut State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Eastern Connecticut State University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Eastern Connecticut State University is 16:1, and the school has 36.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Eastern Connecticut State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Social Sciences 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Psychology 9%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8%

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Student Life

Eastern Connecticut State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,258, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 53.4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46.6 percent of students live off campus. Eastern Connecticut State University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,440
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Eastern Connecticut State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Eastern Connecticut State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Eastern Connecticut State University, 63.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,979.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,376 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,460 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,208 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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