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.

Sports

Eastern's Softball Team Full of Potential For New Season

Eastern Connecticut State University softball season officially opens Saturday, March 14 in Winter Haven, FL. With a potential conference championship and a hopeful conference tournament on the line, head coach Diana Pepin and her team are ready to take on the season.

19 days ago
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Eastern Student Maggie Bodington Named Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Maggie Bodington was named Little East Conference women's lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Week in the first weekly report.

20 days ago
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Eastern's Dane Heckmann Named Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Dane Heckmann '18 named Little East Conference men's lacrosse Rookie-of-the-Week in the first weekly report.

20 days ago
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Eastern Student Blake Smaldone Named Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Goalie-of-the-Week

Eastern Connecticut State University's Blake Smaldone '16 is named Little East Conference men's lacrosse Goalie-of-the-Week.

20 days ago
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Eastern's Lee Cattanach Looks to Become First All-America in 9 Years

Eastern Connecticut State University's Lee Cattanach placed fourth in 800 and moves on to the preliminaries.

20 days ago