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Campus & Student Life at Eastern Connecticut State University

Home to about 4,475 undergraduates in 2020, ECSU is a small, public university located in Willimantic, Connecticut. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, ECSU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by ECSU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our ECSU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

ECSU Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at ECSU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit ECSU Disability Services.

ECSU for the Military

While not a "service academy", ECSU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit ECSU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our ECSU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Eastern Connecticut State University

ECSU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Eastern Connecticut State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University

ECSU has a comparatively small, student body. There were 4,475 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,713 (83.0%). Part-time attendance was 762 (17.0%).


Eastern Connecticut State University is Ranked #1,338 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, ECSU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank ECSU #1338 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at ECSU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the ECSU Diversity Guide.

Eastern Connecticut State University Competes in the NCAA

ECSU has a total of 334 student athletes, 162 men and 172 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,156,463
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,156,463

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Eastern Connecticut State University Athletics

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