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1 Eastern Connecticut State University Connecticuts Public Liberal Arts University

2 General Information about Eastern Connecticuts only Public Liberal Arts University Strong tradition with sights set on the future -- 118 years old; Founded in 1889 182 acre campus; 50 buildings On-campus housing guaranteed to on time students Community of students, faculty, staff and more than 20,000 alumni

3 Enrollment Statistics Total University enrollment of over 5,200 students Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 3,900 students Enrollment by gender: 55% female and 45% male Student of color enrollment is 16% 34 countries and 26 states represented in student population 161 of Connecticuts 168 towns represented

4 Average class size is 24 students No lecture halls Largest class is 40 students 95% of full-time faculty have PhDs No TAs or GAs teaching courses 16:1 student/faculty ratio First-year program supports Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Over 70% of courses taught by full-time faculty Personalized attention from every professor to ensure an excellent liberal arts education Study abroad and National Student Exchange (NSE) options What to Expect in the Classroom

5 First-Year Halls 5 first-year residence halls on campus 2 suite style units and 3 traditional style units Rooms wired for phone and internet for each resident All have own computer labs, mailboxes and laundry facilities All students living in first-year halls required to be on meal plan Resident Assistants and Professional Staff live in each building to assist students Hall Council provides activities for residents and is an excellent way to get involved on campus! 90% of first-year students live on campus

6 Upperclassman Complexes 7 upperclassman halls (apartments, traditional and suite style) Rooms wired for phone and internet for each resident All have own computer labs, mailboxes and laundry facilities Residents in an apartment share a kitchen, bathroom and common living area with 3-5 other roommates Residents in a suite share a bathroom and common living area with 3 other roommates Nearly 70% of full-time students live on campus To enhance the liberal arts education at Eastern, we encourage all students to live on campus and get involved with the many clubs and organizations within our community.

7 Campus Safety All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day Only assigned residents have access to the building University Police patrol 24/7 More than 30 blue light emergency phones across campus Student patrol and escort service available Shuttle bus and SAFE rides available Personal safety and security advice included in Orientation and as part of residence hall programming The Eastern Community is encouraged to be proactive participants in safety of all – Report anything unusual!

8 Campus Activities Over 50 diverse clubs and organizations for all students Campus Activity Board (CAB) Hall Council, Resident Outreach Council (ROC) Student Government Association 9 intramural sports programs Community service programs Eastern provides many opportunities for students to get involved on and off campus to enhance and enrich the liberal arts experience.

9 Athletics Competitive division III athletics 17 varsity teams for men and women MenWomen Cross Country Cross Country Soccer Field Hockey Basketball Soccer Track & Field Basketball Baseball Swimming Lacrosse Track & Field Lacrosse Softball Volleyball

10 Eastern Distinctions CTs only public liberal arts university Member of COPLAC- Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Education programs accredited by NCATE Named a Best College in the Northeast by Princeton Review Guaranteed on campus housing to interested students Focus on community engagement and service Students are able to meet with professors outside of the classroom

11 Admission Criteria Freshman Applicants 1020 or higher on critical reading and math SAT - or - ACT equivalent of 22 or higher Solid B average in a strong college prep curriculum Must submit application, high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, 2 letters of recommendation and essay Interview is optional Transfer Applicants Committee likes to see GPA of 2.5 or higher Must submit application, proof of high school graduation, and all college transcripts Rolling admission process

12 Other Admission Programs Competitive Honors Program – Scholarly activity Conditional Admission Options include: STEP/CAP – 6-week residential program Summer Proof of Ability Option

13 Expanding Campus Science Building Opening fall 2008 Will strengthen Easterns commitment to being a green campus 850-space Parking Garage Adjacent to Hurley Hall Current softball field to be relocated to athletic complex off-campus to make room Fine Arts Center To break ground during this academic year adjacent to the Student Center

14 Cost of Attendance Connecticut Resident Living on campus: Approx. $16,000 Commuter: $7,500 Out-of-State Resident Living on campus: Approx. $25,000 Commuter: $16,400 New England Regional Program Living on campus: Approx. $17,700 Commuter: $9,300


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