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 Receive English Awards

The English department at Eastern Connecticut State University recently honored a number of students at their biannual "English Night."

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Honor Society

Eastern Students Inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

A number of Eastern Connecticut State University were recently inducted into the international economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon.

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Honor Society

Eastern Math Students Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honor Society

A number of students at Eastern Connecticut State University were recently inducted into the the Kappa Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society.

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Student Achievement

Eastern Upperclassmen Recognized by National Organization

A number of Eastern Connecticut State University juniors and seniors were recognized by the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges organization.

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Visual Arts

Eastern Student Artists Present at First Annual CREATE Conference

CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University, held its inaugural event at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. By providing exemplary students of all majors an on-campus venu...

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