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Chances of getting into Eastern Connecticut State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
70%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Connecticut State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into ECSU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at ECSU is 70%.  It ranks #11 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. ECSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,612 out of 5,182 applicants were admitted.

Eastern Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

ECSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Eastern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Eastern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

ECSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Eastern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Eastern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

ECSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Connecticut State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into ECSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Connecticut State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ECSU accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern Connecticut State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.31% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.24% Good
3.50 to 3.74 20.36% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.45% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 23.1% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.02% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.4% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.12% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

77% of Eastern Connecticut State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eastern Connecticut State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Eastern Connecticut State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,049 2,133 5,182
Accepted 2,235 1,377 3,612
Acceptance Rate 73% 65% 70%
Enrolled 495 346 841
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern Connecticut State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Connecticut State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Eastern Connecticut State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Connecticut State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129215 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Connecticut State University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Eastern Connecticut State University?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to ECSU. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.