About Connecticut College

Founded in 1911, Connecticut College. is a Private college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,865 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Connecticut College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 198 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Connecticut College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate35%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee60
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CC are considered More Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 95% were in the top quarter, and 56% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Connecticut College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    56 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    36 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    58 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    58 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    58 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    57 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    57 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    58 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

Connecticut College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Connecticut College?

15 Students rated Connecticut College

jesse - 02/01/2022

The housing is either mediocre in some dorm buildings or terrible in others. There is no AC except in some academic buildings. Some of the academic buildings are in poor quality others are great. The campus itself is very beautiful and small enough to be easy to walk around but big enough to not be boring or feel confining. The academics are fantastic and the class sizes are fantastic and so are the professors. The campus food is mediocre but it is inclusive to vegetarians, allergies and for those with religious reasons. If housing wasn’t bad this would be a 5 star college.

Alexis - 03/03/2020

When I first began looking at Connecticut College, I was told that one of the best parts about the college is the community and supportive atmosphere on campus. I have always been a very family oriented person, so this aspect was very important to me. I needed a school that I am happy to call my second home. I needed people who would be my family. I wanted to be around people who would challenge me to be my best and support me as I strive towards my goals. I wanted to find a place where I belong, with people who are similar to me. However, at the same time, I wanted to meet people who are different than me and who could show me new perspectives of the world. Now that I am officially a student here, I am proud to say that I have found a family and a home. Connecticut College has every single one of the aspects that I wanted in a school. It is the perfect place for me because our little community truly does feel like a family.

Emily - 09/22/2019

If you're a nerd looking for superior academics and chances to explore niche fields in depth, this is the college for you. If you're looking to graduate from college fully prepared for your chosen career with a solid industry network already in place, this is the college for you. If you're a nerd for languages and want access to the international stage, this is the college for you. One caveat, however: if you have more fun partying than learning, this is not the college for you.

Naomi - 06/08/2019

The school offers a plethora of resources that can help one further excel in and outside of class, and it's merely up to the student to take advantage of them. Besides the academic life, which in my opinion is excellent, the campus does lack in diversity. The term "diversity" is often thrown around a lot in PWI schools, and it can pertain to different things. If, for example, you take into account the number of international students and people who live outside of CT, then one can technically claim that the college is diverse. But through the lens of demographics, this is not all the case. The school remains to be a Predominantly White Institution, and this includes both faculty and students. While the institution does claim to take in stride in debunking this reality, for some students (students of color), nothing seems to be improving. This isn't to say, however, that there is NO representation of POC on campus. Many students have created clubs and programs that cater to this lack of representation. Nonetheless, it is a working progress.

Connecticut College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Connecticut College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Connecticut College is 35%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    The stereotype of students is that they are rich and preppy. This is partially true, but there are other groups of people here. Also, don't let the large tuition rate scare you away from applying - some people pay that much, but financial takes care of people who need assistance.

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  3. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There are definitely some people here that fit those descriptions, but most of us eschew strict definitions and divisions between us. There is a large minority presence on campus, and most people come from typical, middle class backgrounds. The second stereotype has more truth to it -- Conn is really environmentally conscious, and there are a ton of groups on campus that work toward making the everyday operations of the school even more environmentally friendly.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Conn is the quintessential small liberal arts college. The campus is gorgeous (especially in the fall and spring), and everything is within a five- or ten-minute walk of everything else. The school sounds small on paper, with an enrollment of less that 2,000 students, but when you get here it feels just right. The location of the dorms separates the campus into three general areas - South Campus, Central Campus, and North Campus. You get to know most of the people in whichever part of campus you live in, making the school community feel more close-knit. As for everyone else, the general rule is that everyone is connected by two degrees or fewer. I know most of the people I pass walking to class, to the student center, or in the library. Whether we've had a class together, live in the same dorm, met at a party, or simply have a mutual friend, there's always a reason to say "Hey!" In the same vein, most people are eager to introduce you to friends they think you might get along with, and meeting people with your interests is relatively easy. Because Connecticut College is so small, another advantage that students have is the relative lack of red tape when it comes to the administration. I had a question to ask the Dean of Freshmen, so I went to her office and we had a conversation. Additionally, registering for a class that's over-enrolled can be as simple as talking to the professor in person and asking him or her to let you into the class. The administration is really interactive, and students play an enormous role in school policies. Just this year, the Student Government Association (SGA) convinced the administration to adopt several changes to school policy solely on the basis of student interest. If I could change anything about Conn, I would relocate it to within walking distance of a small town. If you have a car, you don't have to drive very far to reach civilization, but one of my biggest frustrations about the school is the "Conn Bubble" -- that is, it feels removed from the outside world. Downtown New London has a few stores and restaurants that are well worth going to, including a great Salvation Army; Waterford is right next door and has a mall, some big department stores, and a few chain restaurants; and Mystic and Mystic Seaport, which both have good shopping and restaurants, including the famous Mystic Pizza.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    Conn's academics are top-notch. Classes are relatively small, and even lecture courses often feel smaller than they are. Professors usually know students' names after just a few weeks of having them in class. In my experience, professors are approachable and eager to help their students understand course material. Despite the caliber of academics at Conn, students are not competitive with each other. I have no what my friends' GPAs are like, and I honestly don't care. One of the things that sets Conn apart from other schools is the laid-back atmosphere around academics. Most students are pretty chill, even when they're stressed out. The night before finals started for the fall semester, the dining hall opened up from 10 PM until midnight and served everyone breakfast food. It was an awesome way for everyone to take a break from studying and just relax with their friends for a while. The general education requirements here are easy to fulfill in a variety of ways, and there hasn't been a course that I've absolutely had to take. Some of my required courses were covered by AP classes, and I was even able to fulfill my math requirement with a course from the philosophy department.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are unintellegent, pretentious, ignorant sheep.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    My extracurricular of choice is a cappella music. I belong to a group called Vox Cameli (our pseudo-Latin meaning "voices of camels"). There are five other groups on campus, including the Conn Artists, the Williams Street Mix, and the CoCo Beaux. Each group has a concert in the fall and in the spring, and throughout the year there are a few concerts in which all the groups perform. Attendance is usually good, especially at the all-group shows. Conn doesn't have any fraternities or sororities, but in some ways allegiance to one a cappella group over another can include a similar sort of rivalry. Aside from the numerous a cappella groups, the Renewable Energy Club is probably the most visible organization on campus, and the events they put on are always well-attended. Twice a year they sponsor a Blackout Night, when everyone turns off their lights and hangs out outside listening to music, dancing, and saving energy. Students here definitely know how to have fun, and many students drink religiously every Thursday and Saturday night. I can honestly say, however, that it's possible to have a really good time on the weekends without drinking. There are dances almost every other weekend sponsored by the Student Activities Council, and most weekends it's hard to do everything there is to do. Between theater performances, dance shows, concerts, regular Thursday night dorm-sponsored activities, and special speakers, the campus community is alive with more things than students sometimes realize.

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  8. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    It is important to keep in mind that what you are willing to put into a school is of great importance. It is not only the school's job to give to the students. There are many schools at which each student could be very happy, and having the idea that there is 'one perfect school' may just cause heartache and frustration. Find several schools tat which would be willilng to try hard academically and socially, and that you think could meet your efforts to give you back a good environment. Once you get to school it is important to put yourself into as many new experiences as possible. If the school is providing a lecture or a club meeting, its a great opportunity to branch out. If you never step out of your comfort zone you wont make the most of school.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Our funded internship program. Our school sets aside 3000$ for each student that desires to do an internship following their junior year. This program is available to everyone and helps students explore a career area of interest they may not be able to otherwise.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Connecticut College has a beautiful campus, with a strong sense of community and leadership among the students.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The size and the faculty.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affliation, socio-economic status, etc. It also has a beautiful campus during all seasons. There is alot of faculty, especially in the sciences, that want you to succeed. They have always been there to help me with my questions due to subject material, getting recommendations for summer programs, and getting the opportunity to conduct research.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The study abroad programs are numerous and fantastic! They are the best feature at the college, along with the Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS) Program, which funds domestic or international internships, and really helps you prepare for the real world. The campus itself is also beautiful, from the dorms, to the Arboretum, to the green, and it is great to study outside!

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  14. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the lack of men and commitment.

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  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before coming here, I wish I had known the importance of getting involved on campus. Not only will it look great on your future job applications, but it will also help you meet so many people and also help you get to know some of the faculty members as well.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who wants a big school or a city surrounding.

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  17. Describe the dorms.

    A description of the dorms on the North Campus

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who cares about the environment and school work and is laid bakc and down to earth.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I started my application for Conn having heard of it as a "Little Ivy." I think the academics live up to this expectation if you are dedicated to your coursework, but some students slack off and still get Bs. The academic rigor also differs from professor to professor and major to major, but I'd say that I would still decide on Conn given my experience.

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  20. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    No diversity and it's a bubble, you need to have a car and money to have fun.

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  21. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    Coming from a home where cooking is not a priority, the main dining hall (Harris) offers a wide variety of cooked foods. I personally enjoy the selection, however have heard some friends who claim that they have to get creative to accommodate their selective palates. There is an all vegetarian dining hall in South campus and there are always vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options in Harris.

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Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

1,865

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

79%

Out-Of-State

13%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

55

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

95%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

62% of students attending Connecticut College receive some sort of financial aid. 17% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$50,940

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$14,060

Room and Board

66,000

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,498
$30 - $48K
$12,920
$48 - $75K
$23,651
$75 - $110K
$27,149
$110K & UP
$42,811

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