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 5,800 students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Eastern. A score in the range of 1400 - 1660 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Eastern average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.33 for accepted students. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at Eastern Connecticut State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 30 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at easternct.edu.

Overall Eastern Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Connecticut State University was reported as 64.5% in Fall 2013 with over 5,110 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Eastern SAT Scores: 1400 - 1660
  • Eastern ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • Eastern Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Connecticut State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Eastern, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.2%
  • 2010-2011: 64.5%
  • 2011-2012: 70.4%
  • 2012-2013: 67.4%
  • 2013-2014: 64.5%
  • Projected Eastern Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.1%

How Does Eastern Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity College31.8%
Connecticut College35.9%
Wesleyan University20.9%
University of Hartford61.7%
Nichols College80.5%

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 Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Eastern (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 550
Math470 - 550
Writing470 - 560
Total Score1400 - 1660
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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