Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut
4-year Public university


Eastern Connecticut State University is a public institution established in 1889 with suburban setting located at Willimantic. It is ranked 69 in Regional Universities North in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,292 (2023-24); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,624 (2023-24). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,926. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#69 in Regional Universities North
Location Willimantic, Connecticut
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1889
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
3,926 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $13,292
Outstate Tuition Fee $16,624
Room and Board Fees $15,608
$35,518 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


74% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.4 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$14,810 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$8,484 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $34,490
62% Students with need received Financial Aid
14.9% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline : March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships
Total Worth $4,000 to $5,000
Eligibility incoming first-year and transfer students
Minimum Criteria minimum 3.5 GPA and combined SAT reasoning score of 1150
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000
Eligibility incoming international students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic achievements
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Honors Scholarships
Total Worth annual tuition (not fees) and, for in-state students, $2,000 of annual room charges
Eligibility incoming first-year students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic achievements
Requirement for maintenance live on campus, continue participation in the program and maintain the specified cumulative GPA’s during each year
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Total Worth $1,000 per year
Details Applicant must be a transfer student who is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor society who has demonstrated financial need based on their FAFSA.
Federal Pell Grant
Total Worth --
Details Federal Pell Grant was established by Congress as a basic access federal grant for full or part-time undergraduate students with very high financial need. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.


3,926 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
77% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
50% Students graduate within 6 years