About Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and one of only 26 such designated institutions in the country. Eastern is home to 5,400 students who come from 162 of Connecticut’s 169 townships, from 26 states throughout the country, and from 44 foreign countries. As a predominantly residential campus, Eastern has approximately 60 percent of undergraduate students living on its beautiful campus. With more than 150 buildings and 2.3 million square feet of space, Eastern’s physical plant is admired by students and visitors alike; in fall 2015, a new Fine Arts Center will further advance Eastern’s liberal arts mission.

The university offers 34 undergraduate majors, 56 minors, and seven master’s degree programs. An excellent student/teacher ratio (16:1) and small class sizes (average class size is 24) allow students to receive exceptional personal attention.

Sports

Eastern Student Taylor Driggers Named Little East Conference Women's Field Athlete-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Taylor Driggers was named Little East Conference Women's Field Athlete-of-the-Week in the third weekly report for track and field. The honor was the first in the outdoor season for Driggers, but she was recognized seven times in the indoor season en route to...

about 18 hours ago
Sports

Eastern Student Nicole Coughlin Named Little East Conference Women's Track Rookie-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Nicole Coughlin named Little East Conference Track Rookie-of-the-Week for the first time in the third weekly report for track and field.

about 18 hours ago
Sports

Eastern Student Lee Cattanach Named Little East Conference Men's Track Athlete-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Lee Cattanach was named Little East Conference Men's Track Athlete-of-the-Week in the third weekly track and field report.

about 18 hours ago
Academic Award

Eastern's Barnard Scholars are from Beacon Falls

Eastern Connecticut State University's two recipients of the 2015 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards are Beacon Falls' Jessica Patrizi and Richard Magner. As two of Eastern's most decorated students, and best friends since fourth grade, they shared the stage at the banquet of the Barnard ...

3 days ago
Research

Eastern Students Present Bluffs of Block Island Research at GSA Conference

When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, it left in its wake extensive erosion along the coast of Block Island, RI. To document the erosion, environmental earth science students at Eastern Connecticut State University undertook an evolving research project that culmi...

3 days ago