Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT, USA
3.60 Average Rating

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is a 4-year liberal arts institution and the third oldest public university in Connecticut. ECSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all students are required to fulfill requirements in the university’s liberal arts core. In addition to classroom facilities, ECSU is home to an art gallery which displays an annual Senior Art Exhibition. For sports fans, ECSU fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Warriors.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,282
Total Number of Undergrads
5,073
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
34%
20-39 Students
58%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,670
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,919
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,608
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,050
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,669
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,763
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,775

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,121
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
97
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Warriors
School Colors
Blue/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Hartford
New York
New London
Boston
Providence
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Very friendly and fun student life. Professors are good at their jobs. It feels very homely.
Gabriela from Middletown, CT
eastern is a great liberal arts school that is concerened with their students education. ecsu is a great size where the professors know you by name and can be more one-on-one with you to help you succeed. this school also has a helpful advising staff and system to make sure youo stay on track to graduate on time.
Very small in a way that there's enough room but no one's getting lost all the time. Lots of support for students, if you're able to wait for it. Nice professors.
Shannon from Manchester, CT
Lots of opportunities to get involved and be a part of something.
Professors really want you to succeed.
A small community where you feel like you are really involved.
Kaitlyn from Shelton, CT
Eastern makes you realize that there is no other university like it. Some would argue that it is just a state school, but they are missing out on the amazing opportunities that Eastern has to offer. Eastern achieves in its academics, residential life and overall appearance at such a low cost compared to private universities that couldn't compare.
ECSU is in general a great college. Eastern has around 5,400 students and it the perfect mix if you do not want to go to a small or large college. It has great professors, and you will receive an education and friendships that will help you throughout life.
Brianna from Putnam, CT
Eastern is a diverse community of learners who are well-integrated into the local community. Eastern offers many opportunities for professional development, as well as for networking and fun activities. This school is well worth the money with a practical education.
Heather from Willington, CT

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