Degrees of Difference
Known for its strong undergraduate research program and other applied learning opportunities, Eastern Connecticut State University provides its students with small classes and individualized attention that help them thrive. It is the only public liberal arts university in CT, and ranks as the top regional public university in New England. Most of Eastern's 4,000 full-time undergraduate students live on campus in traditional-style residence halls, suites, and apartments. With over 2,500 annual events on campus, there's always something new to explore, and new people to meet along the way.

Eastern students choose from over 40 majors and 65 minors to customize their program of study, and take a variety of classes in their major beginning in their first year. Simultaneously, students select classes from our Liberal Arts Core, which is designed and evaluated to ensure students learn essential skills: critical thinking, ethical reasoning, communication, creativity, and quantitative literacy.

Residential Life
Make Eastern your home away from home. First-year students may choose to live in traditional-style residence halls with common bathrooms and showers on each floor, or semi-private suites with a roommate, two suitemates, and a shared bathroom and living space. All of our on-campus upper-level students choose among suite and apartment-style housing. The residential experience is an important component of student life at Eastern, with 87% of first-year students and a majority of all our students opting to live on campus. We also offer specialized housing options such as Honors Scholars and Gender-Inclusive.

Extracurricular Life
Continue with a type of organization you may already be involved in, and push your boundaries by joining a brand new one. Eastern offers over 90 clubs and organizations, plus academic honors societies, 19 Division III varsity sports, and club and intramural athletic teams. For the fourth consecutive year, our varsity athletes recently won the Commissioner’s Cup of the Little East Conference for the top overall athletic performance in the conference. They also won the President’s Cup for a record sixth time for the highest cumulative GPA in the LEC. It’s an exciting time to be an Eastern Warrior!

Admissions Website
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Deadline Information

  • Standard Applications: Rolling Admission
  • University Honors Program: February 1

Eastern operates on a rolling admission basis, where students are reviewed as soon as their applications are complete. Students can expect a response from the Admission Committee within approximately three weeks of their application being completed. The University Honors Program, however, has a strict deadline of February 1 annually, with decisions finalized by the end of March.

Required Application Materials

  • Coalition Application or Common Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT) unless test-optional
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from academic subject teacher
  • $50 Application Fee

While interviews are not generally required of students applying for admission, we may request an interview with certain applicants to clarify information, and learn more about you and your interest in Eastern.

Financial Aid
Eastern is committed to ensuring that a quality education should also be affordable. We offer four-year merit-based scholarships to eligible students as part of the admission process. Additionally, all families should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid so they may be reviewed for need-based funding.

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  • Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 87%
  • Total Need-Based and Merit-Based Aid Offered 2020-2021: $24.3 Million
  • In-State Total Cost of Attendance: $26,378
  • Out-of-State Total Cost of Attendance: $40,142
  • Regional Tuition Cost of Attendance: $29,820 (New England, NY and NJ)

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