A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Connecticut College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
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Connecticut College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$27,790/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,498/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,920/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,651/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,149/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,811/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,819Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Preppy rich kids
    14%
  • Spoiled rich kids
    10%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    43%
  • Progressive
    33%
  • Trusting
    14%
  • Inclusive excellence
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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I'm a freshman who is transferring out. I'm writing this because I wish someone had told me the truth about Conn before I attended. If you want to major in anything in the arts, do NOT come to Conn. The arts programs are understaffed and under-funded, and do not prepare you for the real world at all. The school is small, and feels small. You see the same 100 people everyday, and diversity is insanely lacking with something like 70% of students being white and 50% of students being solely from CT and MA. The social scene is also very small. A cappella is huge on campus and they have their own parties, while many sports teams section off to party on their own. There isn't much to do on campus besides that and the occasional event. There is almost nothing to do in New London besides see a movie or go to Target, and even that is hard as nothing is accessible from campus without a car. Academics are good outside of the arts though, and many people do love Conn, I'm just not one of them.
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Great school overall! Although Connecticut College is small, it has an inviting environment and has helped me feel at home.
This is really is a wonderful school, if it is what you are looking for. It's the classic small liberal arts school, and for somebody looking for a more intimate environment in the classroom than it's perfect. Not all the professors are amazing, but the majority are (or at least the ones I have had).
That being said in terms of student life for some this may be ideal, but for others it may be a culture shock. First it's not at all diverse. Most students are white and wealthy, and privileged in an almost shocking manner. I believe most people here come from one prep school or another and it shows. They have never known or seen anything other than their own wealthy neighborhoods and schools. I will say that despite it being a very preppy and privileged environment the students have all been very friendly.