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.