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Eastern Connecticut State University

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Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) is a public, coeducational liberal arts university and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state. Eastern is located on Windham Street (Campus Map) in Willimantic, Connecticut, on 182 acres (0.737 km2) 30 minutes from Hartford, lying midway between New York City and Boston. Although the majority of courses are held on the main campus, select classes take place at Manchester Community College, Capital Community College, and a satellite center in Groton.[2]

Eastern Connecticut State University is ranked in the top 30 public regional universities in the north in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News and World Report List of Best Colleges. It is also ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review. Eastern is one of 218 institutions that the Princeton Review recommends as the "Best in the Northeast."

Founded in 1889

  • 1. Students come from 162 of CT’s 169 towns, 26 other states, and 44 countries
  • 2. Fall 2012 Enrollment: 5,447 total; 4,420 full-time undergraduates
  • 3. 87% of freshmen live on campus
  • 4. In fall 2012, students of color accounted for 22.5% of the freshman class
  • 5. 37 majors; 56 minors
  • 6. 75% of undergraduates receive financial aid
  • 7. Student/teacher ratio: 16:1
  • 8. Average class size: 24
  • 9. 17 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams




















Location & Facilities

Willimantic, Connecticut, United States -Eastern's campus, which is spread over 182 acres (0.737 km2), is divided into three areas: South Campus, North Campus, and the University Sports Complex. South Campus is the historic part of the University and includes buildings such as Burr Hall, the school’s first dormitory, which dates back to 1921. North Campus, the more modern part of the University, is home to the library, planetarium and student center.

Mead Hall (First-year residence hall, suite-style)
Constitution Hall (First-year residence hall, suite-style)
Burnap Hall (First-year residence hall, traditional style)
Crandall Hall (First-year residence hall, traditional style)
Winthrop Hall (First-year residence hall, traditional style)
Burr Hall (Transfer residence hall, traditional style)
Laurel Hall (Upper-class residence hall)
Niejadlik Hall (Upper-class residence hall)
Noble Hall (Upper-class residence hall)
Nutmeg Hall (Upper-class residence hall)
Occum Hall (Upper-class residence hall)
Windham Street Apartments, High-Rise (Upper-class residence hall)
Windham Street Apartments, Low-Rise (Upper-class residence hall)
Goddard Hall (Classrooms)
Webb Hall (Classrooms)
Shafer Hall (Classrooms)
Eastern Hall (Classrooms)
Science Building (Classrooms and Labs)
Student Center
J. Eugene Smith Library (Library Cafe, Academic Service Center, Classrooms)
Beckert Hall (Offices)
Gelsi-Young Hall (Administration and offices)
Hurley Hall (Dining)
Communications Building (Classrooms)
Wickware Planetarium (Planetarium & Offices)
Child and Family Development Center
Wood Hall (Support Services and offices)
























List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

Business Administration
Computer Science
Environmental Earth Science
Health & Physical Education
Performing Arts
Physical Sciences
Political Science, Philosophy & Geography
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Visual Arts
World Languages and Cultures

  • Schools

  • School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts Sciences is the largest of Eastern's four schools. It offers (AS), (BS), and (BA) degree programs.

  • School of Continuing Education

School of Continuing Education is designed for those returning to school. It offers credit for life experience, as well as the real world and theoretical skills needed to succeed.

  • School of Education & Professional Studies

The School of Education is Eastern's oldest school. It has new facilities, such as the Family and Childhood Development Resource Center.

  • Graduate Division

The graduate program at Eastern is highly advanced. Students are exposed to the latest facilities and expertise to allow them to make the most of their time at Eastern.





















Courses Offered

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (BA and BS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Information Systems (BS)
  • Communication (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Economics (BA)
  • Elementary Education (BA)
  • English (BA)
  • Environmental Earth Science (BS)
  • General Studies (BGS)
  • History (BA)
  • History and Social Sciences (BA)
  • Individualized Major (BA and BS)
  • LRHRM (BS)
  • Mathematics (BA and BS)
  • Music (BA)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education (BS)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Sociology (BS)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Sport and Leisure Management (BS)
  • Theatre (BA)
  • Visual Arts (BA)
  • Women ’s and Gender Studies (BA)

































United States federal student aid and most State of Connecticut financial aid is limited to students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. However, undergraduate international students may be eligible for merit scholarships and Honors Program Scholarships based on the strength of their admission credentials.  Students are automatically considered for and awarded merit scholarships through the admission process and are invited to apply for the Honors Program if they meet the criteria outlined on the Honors Program website under General Information.

International students are also eligible to seek employment on-campus at the following link: student employment.































Fall Semester – July 6th
Spring Semester – November 3rd
Summer Semester – April 5th




























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