Students Say

Affordability and closeness to home makes Eastern Connecticut State University “the most appealing state school Connecticut has to offer” for many, offering opportunities to commute from home while being “not as expensive as other universities.” The “community service opportunities, clubs, and the general connection of the administration to the students” make the school feel welcoming for students,” while small classes sizes “gives the student the ability to get familiar with the professor as well as engage in class room discussions.”

Overview

Applicants
3,493
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.00

GPA Breakdown

5%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
28%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 570
SAT Math
480 - 580
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Overall

Students Say

Affordability and closeness to home makes Eastern Connecticut State University “the most appealing state school Connecticut has to offer” for many, offering opportunities to commute from home while being “not as expensive as other universities.” The “community service opportunities, clubs, and the general connection of the administration to the students” make the school feel welcoming for students,” while small classes sizes “gives the student the ability to get familiar with the professor as well as engage in class room discussions.” Professors can be “very inspiring” and “engaging because they seem to love what they are teaching,” though others “just teach at their own pace and go a little too fast sometimes.” While some students complain about educators who are are “just average,” others say the school is “devoted to helping each student succeed,” resulting in heretofore unseen levels of success. As one student tells it, “I struggled in high school due to lack of guidance services and I now have all A's because my professors answer all questions and are very knowledgeable.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
475
with Terminal Degree
270

258
Men
217
Women
73
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Francis Y. Falck Jr.'75 M.S. Ph.D. M.D.
Int'l recognized glaucoma expert/cataract surgeon

Marc Freeman '93 Ph.D '99
Neurobiology research professor UMass, awards national/Yale

David Gay '82 Major General (retired)
Adj. General CT Army Nat'l Guard, 41 years svc

Chimanda Ngozi Adichie '01
Award-winning int'l writer and novelist (2 books)

CT State Senator Edith Prague '65
Asst President Pro Temp. was Commissioner on Aging

Robert Buddy Spillane '66 Ph.D.
U.S. ED Director Europe Superintendent of Schools

Kathleen Weidman '79 President/Owner
Bright Systems (data/media) Moonbeam Group (mergers/acquisitions/etc)

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,275

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,227

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,116

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,428

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,152

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,510
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,594
Required Fees
$4,866
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,554

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,374
Transportation for Commuters
$3,510

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Drawing students from throughout Connecticut means “there is no typical student; every person is different and unique in their own way, trying their best to do what they came to the university to dostudy, make friends, and prepare for the outside world.” If there is a typical student, they are “hardworking, consistent in their studies, outgoing with others, and involved with campus wide events.” Because of the school’s relatively small size, and because upwards of 40 percent of students commute to school, “you see someone you know every time you're on campus.” Those someones tend to be “smart and outgoing friendly,” a group who are “very welcoming and accepting of others.” Going to events around campus makes it easy to fit in here. “Little judgment is passed, especially regarding sexual orientation.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,301
Out of State
7%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

1.70%
Asian
6.91%
African-American
7.25%
Hispanic
80.12%
Caucasian
1.41%
Unknown
1.07%
International

53% female
47% male
7% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Finding a life outside of your studies is “very easy” thanks to a broad array of university clubs. “Most activities except concerts are free to students so money is never a problem,” and the activities range from dance to music to sports. “Joining clubs makes it easier to enjoy the college experience,” students note, and Eastern students enjoy the opportunities these clubs afford them. “You are able to make many new friends and memories that will last you a lifetime. “ When not studying, playing sports, or debating politics with friends, don’t expect keggers to fill the free time. Students here say “these activities give students something to do rather than drink,” and that’s a good thing because “Eastern is a dry campus … we are not a party school.” No one seems to mind, not when “there's always trips and things to do.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
68
First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
93

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
68
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Warriors)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Warriors)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Connecticut
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Connecticut

Sustainability

Eastern Connecticut State University is a charter signatory of the ACUPCC and has filed its Action Plan detailing its commitment to achieving Zero-Carbon by 2050. ECSU seeks to create a campus-wide culture of sustainability, through green operational initiatives, green-minded education for students’ first year program and an environmental earth science and sustainability energy studies majors. ECSU’s Green Campus Initiative commits the campus community to lowering energy use, reducing water waste, and improving recycling. Currently, 10 percent of the campus energy consumption is derived from renewable resources, including; geothermal, solar power, biofuel and purchased electricity from renewable sources. The campus boasts four LEED-certified buildings including a LEED Silver Science Building, featuring day-light harvesting, a gray water system, recycled flooring, native plants and a biofilter system to reduce rainwater runoff. Eastern’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) addresses energy issues in the region by supporting the development of sound public energy policy, providing K–12 energy education and professional development, and solutions to community resource issues. ISE also manages six sustainability websites, including www.CTEnergyEducation.com, a curriculum resource for educators featuring energy lessons and activities for Connecticut high school students, preparing them to embrace the mindset of environmental awareness well before they enter college. Over eighty Eastern student interns have participated in Green Job training programs including conducting Energy Star benchmarking and energy audits of public buildings, courses on green building standards and teacher workshops on classroom sustainability activities.

Green Rating
88
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
50%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
0

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
66

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
dell, hewlett packard, apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Staff

Address
Office of Admissions
83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone
860-465-5286

Email
admissions@easternct.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Library
Student Center
Sports Center
Church Farm
Planetarium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Main Street Restaurants and Shops
Eastbrook Mall and Movie Theatres
Frog Bridge,Textile or Train Museum
Mystic Aquarium Seaport and Shoppes
Mohegan Sun Concert Arena

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri 8am -5pm or Sat by appointment
8am to 5pm
860-465-5286

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@easternct.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus and train service, Bradley International Airport (BDL-Hartford)or Logan International Airport (BOS-Boston)

Local Accommodations
Best Western Regent Inn - Mansfield Fitch House B&B - Mansfield Nathan Hale Inn & Conf. Ctr - Mansfield
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Key Stats

3,493
Applicants
5,301
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

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