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 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.

10 days ago
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.

10 days ago
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.

10 days ago
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...

20 days ago
Visual Arts

Eastern Students Design Exhibit at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Four digital art students from Eastern Connecticut State University designed a permanent exhibit at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp--Paul Newman's famed camp for children with serious illnesses. The project, which began in the spring semester and launched this past June, visually documents the his...

23 days ago