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.

Website: www.easternct.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,097
Undergraduate
Students
(54.2%) 2,763 Women
(45.8%) 2,334 Men
164
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,020
Out-of-state: $38,478
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,919
Out-of-state: $22,377
Room and Board
$13,050
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$10,848
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,566
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
198
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Willimantic Population
17,737
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
83 Windham Street
City, State, Zip
Willimantic, CT 06226-2295
Phone
(860) 465-5286
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@easternct.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 5,370 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 3,035 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 2,335 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,295 (38%) of 3,413 admitted students enrolled
Women
705 (35%) of 1,988 admitted students enrolled
Men
590 (41%) of 1,425 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
122
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
27

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.08
3.75 and Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,020
Out-of-state: $38,478
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,919
Out-of-state: $22,377
Room and Board
$13,050
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$2,251
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001425
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
903 (92.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
665 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
656 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$10,848
Need-Based Gift
Received by 524 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,860
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 558 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,417
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 379 (57.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
154 (15.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,382

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,535 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,863 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,631 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
299 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,669
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,008 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,743
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,257 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,365
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 872 (33.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
312 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,726

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,566
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
95
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
25
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,198
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Communication/journalism, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
198
Part-Time Faculty
301
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Willimantic Population
17,737
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Campus Size
182 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Willimantic
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Hartford

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
41%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, fencing, football, ice hockey
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, fencing, football, ice hockey, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, repertory dance troupe, rugby club, biology club, education club, psychology club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,097
Women
2,763 (54.2%)
Men
2,334 (45.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,267
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
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
164

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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