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Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
Eastern Connecticut State is a public university. It was founded as a state Normal school in 1889, became a state college in 1959, and gained university status in 1983. Its 200-acre campus is located in Willimantic, 28 miles from Hartford.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,097
   Women 2,763 (54.2%)
   Men 2,334 (45.8%)
Graduate Students 164
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 5,370 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.08
SAT Math 525 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 527 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,310
Out-of-state: $37,976
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,500
Out-of-state: $22,166
  Room and Board $12,559
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $10,848
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 193
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Willimantic Population 17,737
Nearest Metropolitan Area Hartford
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 53% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
10.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.4% White
9.3% Unknown
International Students 1.1% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 16.2%