Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Eastern Connecticut State University

Find Schools Near

Eastern Connecticut State University Overview

Located in Willimantic, Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Willimantic is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Eastern Connecticut State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$34,005 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at ECSU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at ECSU is the master's degree.
  • In <nil>, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from ECSU with a bachelor's degree make about $52,411 a year. That's 28% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from ECSU to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Eastern Connecticut State University?


Contact details for ECSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: 860-465-5000

How Do I Get Into ECSU?

You can apply to ECSU online at:

Admission Requirements for ECSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ECSU?

73% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 73%, ECSU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Can I Afford Eastern Connecticut State University?

$34,005 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ECSU is $34,005. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ECSU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,066 a year. That adds up to $28,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ECSU is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Eastern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,476 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,145 undergraduate students at ECSU, with 3,476 being full-time and 669 being part-time.


There are also 174 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,476 full-time undergraduates at ECSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Connecticut State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 94
Black or African American 329
Hispanic or Latino 442
White 2,193
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 396

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Connecticut State University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 30 countries are represented at ECSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Norway, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Eastern Connecticut State University

46 Took All Classes Online
328 Took At Least One Class Online
211.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 328 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ECSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of ECSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Connecticut State University was 211.5%. This is the #267 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ECSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.