Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern)

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Eastern Connecticut State University can be found in Willimantic, CT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Eastern has an enrollment of nearly 5,200 students.

An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at Eastern Connecticut State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 25 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at easternct.edu.

Overall Eastern Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Connecticut State University was reported as 63.9% in Fall 2020 with over 5,560 college applications submitted to Eastern. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eastern Connecticut State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.9%
  • 2017-2018: 65.8%
  • 2018-2019: 65.7%
  • 2019-2020: 63.9%
  • Projected Eastern Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.5%

How Does Eastern Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Connecticut College37.4%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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