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.

Student Achievement

Eastern Students Complete Global Field Course in London and Paris

A number of Eastern students recently traveled to London and Paris as part of a global field course about advertising and public relations

12 days ago
Study Abroad

Eastern Students Travel to Europe for Global Field Course

A number of students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Austria, Poland and Hungary as part of a global field course.

12 days ago
Academic Club

Local Eastern Connecticut State University Student Participates in University Club

This achievement is awarded to students who have participated in Eastern's clubs during the academic year. The student club programs range from social to educational, physical to spiritual, and civic engagement programs that benefit and enrich the Eastern community.

14 days ago
Student Achievement

Eastern Students Promote Academic Integrity

A number of Eastern students were recently recognized by the School for Ethical Education (SEE) for creating a video to promote academic integrity among students.

21 days ago
Student Achievement

Two Eastern Students Recognized at Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference

Two students recently won "Best Poster" at the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS) conference held at Suffolk University.

21 days ago