ECSU, Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Windham, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    117
  • Previously Enrolled
    71

Overview of Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU, Eastern)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,097
    • Men:2,334 Men (45.8%)
    • Women:2,763 Women (54.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (ECSU, Eastern)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eastern Connecticut State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
83 Windham Street
City, State, Zip
Willimantic, CT 06226-2295
Phone
(860) 465-5286
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.08
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (ECSU, Eastern)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,919|Out-of-state: $22,377 (40.41%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,050 (48.3%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (2.96%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,251 (8.33%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eastern Connecticut State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001425
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,198

Academics & Instruction (ECSU, Eastern)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eastern Connecticut State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors (ECSU, Eastern)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (8)


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

Campus Life (ECSU, Eastern)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Eastern Connecticut State University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,267

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,097
Women
2,763
Men
2,334

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

Number of Graduate Students


164

Student Resources (ECSU, Eastern)

Study resources