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Eastern Connecticut State University is a residential campus of 5,300 students, with almost 4,300 full-time undergraduates.  In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern draws students from 29 other states and more than 20 other countries.  Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities, with 41 majors and 59 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.
Other program-level accreditations can be found on applicable webpages.
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One of the top 25 regional universities in the North and highest ranking among Connecticut’s four state universities.

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As a College of Distinction Eastern exemplifies high-impact educational practices that result in engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant campus community and successful outcomes.

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Named a Green College by Princeton Review ten years in a row, based on 25 criteria; only schools with scores above 80 are recognized.

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Eastern has been named a “Great College to Work For” ten times. It is the only four-year public university in New England to receive this recognition.

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For the eighth time the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey.

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Eastern was ranked one of the top four university police departments in the United States by for the University’s efforts to improve campus safety.

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The People of Eastern

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