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Eastern Connecticut State University began in 1889 as a Normal School preparing teachers for careers in Connecticut’s elementary schools. Today it is known as Connecticut’s public liberal arts university. Eastern is home to 5,600 students and is proud of its focus on residential, undergraduate education. Find out more about its mission, history and other aspects of Eastern’s proud heritage and promising future.

History
The University’s founding and early years.

Mission
Eastern’s commitment to a liberal arts education is exemplified in its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, a sequenced, interdisciplinary program that all students share, independent of their majors and career aspirations.

Green Campus
Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to the Princeton Review.

Fast Facts
Basic information about Eastern Connecticut State University.

What’s Near Eastern?
Find out about sights, sounds, and attractions with a few hours of Eastern’s campus.

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