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

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
40%
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
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Cost

Net Price
$27,417/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,530/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,575/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,502/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,558/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,838/ 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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,857Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    60%
  • Outgoing
    15%
  • Preppy rich kids
    10%
  • Spoiled rich kids
    10%
  • Pretentious
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Community
    40%
  • Progressive
    35%
  • Trusting
    15%
  • Inclusive excellence
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
48%
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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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.
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There are two parts to the diversity question at Conn: how the community responds to diversity, and who is actually represented. Let me be clear: Conn is your typical Liberal Arts school which means it is mostly white, upper class students. There are exceptions to this, but they are exceptions. The school is also very liberal, and some of my friends who are more conservative have trouble expressing their opinions on this campus. As far as religion, there is an active Jewish and Christian population, other groups have less resources and are less represented. There is an active center for LGBT+ individuals, though it is less visible than what I'm used to.

That being said, students and administration are very interested in holding conversations about diversity, even if they are at times uncomfortable, and challenging ourselves to ask what can I do to make it better. I would say the campus is pretty accepting, but not being an ethnic or racial minority I can't speak to that experience
I haven't yet started my time there, but I can say confidently that the college fosters an atmosphere that I've never seen before. It's just the safest, most lively, most entertaining, and coolest place ever! I really wouldn't change much! Maybe some of the clubs could be altered or played with, but I'm not so sure. Love this place! Hope it changes my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!