Eastern Connecticut State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Eastern Connecticut State University
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Eastern Connecticut State University Admissions Overview:

58% of applicants are accepted to Eastern Connecticut State University each year, making it an accessible school to many. Applicants will need solid grades and an impressive resume/application to be admitted. To apply, prospective students may use the Common Application, or can visit the school's website for Eastern's application form. Additional materials include high school transcripts, letters of recommendations, and (optional) scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Eastern Connecticut State University Description:

Eastern Connecticut State University, often called simply "Eastern," is the designated public liberal arts college of the Connecticut State University System. The 182-acre wooded campus is located in Willimantic, about 30 minutes from Hartford and 45 minutes from Providence. Both Boston and New York City are easily accessible. The university has a largely undergraduate focus and takes pride in the broad liberal arts foundation of its academic programs. Undergraduates can choose from 35 majors with business and psychology being most popular.

Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. For motivated and self-directed students who want a major that brings together multiple disciplines, Eastern offers a popular individualized major. Life on campus is active with over 60 student clubs and organizations, and on the athletic front the Eastern Warriors compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference.

The university fields seven men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,362 (5,171 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,500 (in-state); $23,361 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,559
  • Other Expenses: $2,251
  • Total Cost: $26,310 (in-state); $39,171 (out-of-state)

Eastern Connecticut State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,111
    • Loans: $7,121

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Communication, English, General Studies, Individualized Major, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Field Hockey 

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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