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Study at Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University is a public, coeducational liberal arts university, located in Willimantic, Connecticut. It was established in 1889, and is the second oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System. Eastern is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The campus is spread across an area of over 180 acres. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and over 50 undergraduate minor programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Graduate Division
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education and Professional Studies
Eastern's sports teams are nicknamed the Warriors and are members of the NCAA Division III, the Little East Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Profile of Eastern Connecticut State UniversityThe campus of Eastern Connecticut State is in Willimantic, CT, which is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Eastern Connecticut State include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, media, fine arts, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Eastern Connecticut State Selectivity

Admission at Eastern Connecticut State is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 560. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Eastern Connecticut State is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 5, 137 students enrolled (4, 474 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
A lot of students at Eastern Connecticut State attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Eastern Connecticut State values student athletics, and belongs to the Little East Conference. Eastern Connecticut State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts348general studies, English, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history, economics, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management140business, accounting, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching137elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, instructional media design, kindergarten/preschool teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, middle school teaching
Therapy and Counselling113psychology
Media64communication studies
Fine Arts48fine arts, fine arts studies
Science27biology, geological and earth sciences, biochemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering24information science, computer and info science
Family and Social Work18social work
Contact: Eastern Connecticut StateEastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St

Willimantic, CT 06226

General Phone: (860) 465-5000


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