About Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and one of only 29 such designated institutions in North America. Eastern is home to 5,300 students who come from 161 of Connecticut’s 169 townships, from 23 states throughout the country, and from 52 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 spring 2016, a new Fine Arts Center will further advance Eastern’s liberal arts mission.

The university offers 38 undergraduate majors, 55 minors, and seven master’s degree programs. An excellent student/teacher ratio (16:1) and small class sizes (average class size is 23.7) allow students to receive exceptional personal attention.

Study Abroad

Eastern Alumnus from Middlebury Completes Program at European Academy of Diplomacy

Recent Eastern Connecticut State University graduate Zachary Marotte '14 completed a workshop this summer at the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland. Along with aspiring diplomats from 14 countries, Marotte spent a week in July at the academy's School of Fundamental Diplomatic Skills ...

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Student Achievement

Eastern Students Travel to National Parks for Global Field Course

A number of students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for a geological field excursion.

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Student Achievement

Eastern Students Travel to American Deserts for Global Field Course

During the spring semester, a number of Eastern Connecticut State University students traveled to the Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts as part of a new global field course.

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Student Achievement

Eastern Students Travel to San Salvador Island for Global Field Course

A number of Eastern students recently completed a global field course regarding tropical biology on San Salvador Island.

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Student Achievement

Eastern Student Jennifer Madinabeitia of Greenwich Excels in Research Program

When Jennifer Madinabeitia began her 2014 session with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Eastern Connecticut State University, she had just earned an associate's degree in communications from Norwalk Community College (NCC) and was planning to attend Arizona State University tha...

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