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.

Drama or Musical Achievement

Eastern Connecticut State University Student Kinde Queenan Directs New Play

Eastern student Kinde Queenan directs a play written by a fellow student at the annual Phoenix New Play Series.

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Internship

Internship Immerses Carolyn Bowen of Hebron in the Eastern Community

Fall 2014 internship with Eastern Connecticut State University's Hockey club helps connect Carolyn Bowen with the school.

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Student Achievement

Eastern Connecticut State University Student Presents at Major Regional Historical Conference

Miles Wilkerson, '15, presented his research at the New England Historical Association's Fall Conference.

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Drama or Musical Achievement

Eastern Student's Work Presented at Phoenix New Play Series

Anthony Piccione's play is performed at the Phoenix New Play Series at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Community Service

Eastern Students Participate in Poverty Awareness Marathon

More than 300 Eastern Connecticut State University students took part in the Center for Community Engagement's Poverty Awareness Marathon on Sept. 19, 2014.

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