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Learn More About EasternEastern Connecticut State University is a residential campus of 4,300 students, with almost 3,500 full-time undergraduates. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern draws students from 32 other states and more than 10 other countries. Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities, with 41 majors and 65 minors.  

Eastern is surrounded by the wooded hills and pastures of Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner,” a piece of rural New England full of traditions and natural beauty.  Our hometown of historic Willimantic was once known as the town with the largest thread manufacturer in the world. Today’s Willimantic features cultural diversity, unique community events, Victorian homes and other interesting sights, sounds and memories.

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Eastern Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.Eastern's Accreditation Page

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The People of Eastern

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