Eastern Connecticut State University

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School Overview

Eastern Connecticut State University (locally referred to as “Eastern”) is a public liberal arts university located in Willimantic, Connecticut. Established in 1889, it is the third-oldest higher education institution in the state. In addition to its main campus in Willimantic, Eastern also offers courses through partnerships with Capital Community College, Manchester Community College and a satellite campus in Groton. U.S. News & World Report ranked Eastern Connecticut State University among the top 30 public regional universities in the north and it recently showed up Princeton Review’s “Best I the Northeast”.

General Information

Admission Office

83 Windham Street

Willimantic, CT 06226-2295

(860) 465-5286

(877) 353-3278

Fax: (860) 465-5544

Contact: Kimberly Crone

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Planning
Main Address

83 Windham Street

Willimantic, CT 06226-2295

(860) 465-5000


Total undergrads: 5,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,017

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,896

Graduate enrollment: 335


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Connecticut State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (860) 465-5000
Website: www.easternct.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www44.student-1.com/OnlineFormsECSU/application/form-library.aspx
Address: 83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,971
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,614 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,846
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,806
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,960

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Connecticut State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 37
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 1349

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,846
Out-of-state $24,806
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,300
Out-of-state $26,088

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 915 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 804 83% $7,960
Student loan aid 688 71% $6,933

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,472 69% $7,427
Federal student loans 3,021 60% $6,732

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Connecticut State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Connecticut State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,563 2,372 3,191
Percent admitted 100% 58% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 15% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Connecticut State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,971
Undergraduate enrollment 4,800
Graduate enrollment 171

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Connecticut State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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