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Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut, USA

The friendliest Campus
in the South

Eastern Connecticut State University (also known as Eastern and frequently abbreviated as Eastern Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State, and ECSU) is a public, coeducational liberal arts university and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state.

Small Class Sizes

At Eastern Connecticut State University, 99.5% of all classes have fewer than 40 students, meaning students never have to get lost in the crowd.

Great Location

ECSC is just centrally located, just 30 minutes from Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, and midway between New York City and Boston.

Go Warriors!

ECSC is host to many sports teams, ranging from basketball to lacrosse.

Quick Facts

Eastern Connecticut State University is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, with governance provided by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. The university is ranked #92 for regional universities in the north in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report List of Best Colleges. Eastern is also one of 225 institutions that the Princeton Review lists as "Best Regional College" in the northeast.




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School Type
Tuition & Fees
11,932 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.0
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
63.1% / 3.2

Programs and Majors

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Information Systems (BS)
  • Economics (BA)
  • Finance (BS)
  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • Secondary Education
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Earth Science (BS)
  • Mathematics (BA and BS)
  • Health Sciences (BS)
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Music (BA)
  • Theatre
  • Performing Art
  • Art (BFA)
  • Communications
  • Labor Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • History and Social Sciences
  • New Media Studies
  • Social Works
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Leisure Management (BS)
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Spanish
  • Political Science, Philosophy & Geography
  • Psychological Sciences
    Master's Degree
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Organizational Management