Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) is a public, coeducational liberal arts university and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state. Eastern is located on Windham Street (Campus Map) in Willimantic, Connecticut, on 182 acres (0.74 km2) 30 minutes from Hartford, lying midway between New York City and Boston. Although the majority of courses are held on the main campus, select classes take place at Manchester Community College, Capital Community College, and a satellite center in Groton.
Eastern Connecticut State University is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, with governance provided by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. For further information, visit http://www.ct.edu/.
Eastern Connecticut State University is ranked in the top 30 public regional universities in the north in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News and World Report List of Best Colleges. It is also ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review. Eastern is one of 218 institutions that the Princeton Review recommends as the "Best in the Northeast."
The president of Eastern is Dr. Elsa Nuñez.
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