Eastern Connecticut State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
Eastern provided me with a plethora of opportunities. First, the clubs and organizations Eastern offered were plenty to fit a multitude of interests. I was able to join diversity clubs, vocal groups, dance groups, community service groups...the options were endless! Secondly, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) had ample volunteer opportunities for students, most of which were within walking distance of the campus. Immersing myself in the community as a volunteer proved to be an enriching experience that helped me feel connected and of use to an impoverished Willimantic community. It also helped me understand the ways in which my education could be used to benefit more than just myself. Thirdly, Eastern's staff and professors were highly personable which was important to me. Coming from a small town, I really sought connections with professors that would know my name and recognize me in passing. This level of acknowledgement helped me feel as though I was a part of a community that cared for one another. I wasn't just another face amongst many others like many freshmen experience in their first year courses. Similarly, class sizes were small ranging anywhere from 6-35 max - another important asset when it comes to not only learning but also feeling recognized by professors and peers. Fourthly, I really enjoyed the housing Eastern offered. As far as CSU's go, Eastern had the lowest number of commuter students. The dormitories are impressively nice in comparison to other school's dorms and there are ample opportunities to improve ones housing from year to year by accruing something called priority points. My roommates and I already had our own private rooms by sophomore year thanks to the priority point system! Lastly, I absolutely adored my job on campus. Many students work and Eastern has multiple on-campus job opportunities. I was fortunate enough to be employed by the student center, the focal point of campus, and main hub for activities. Having a job on campus increased my familiarity with the functions of each department, further assisted in expanding my social circle, and provided new networking opportunities for me as I was able to associate with more members of the Eastern community through my work place. Overall, clubs and organizations, volunteer opportunities, relatable professors, small class sizes, preferable housing, and working on campus aided in my wonderful experience as a student at Eastern!
Eastern Connecticut State University was an affordable and great education. The opportunities to grow as a student and citizen are endless. Earth Science, in particular, was a very supportive program. The professors were always there to help and guide.
Great school, warm, staff is very helpful, often goes the extra mile, so to speak, for their students. Lots of new buildings. Parking isn't great but there is a shuttle.. Campus feels safe. Library is beautiful. Other students are friendly. I am 40 studying visual arts but I don't feel 'old'
I had been to two schools before I attended eastern. When I went to eastern I realized that this place was like a second home for me. Most of the instructors were helpful and actually cared about the students and their ability to learn. I myself had instructors that helped me to the full extent and made sure that I graduated and while in class and out understood the material that was being taught to me