Connecticut College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Connecticut College
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Connecticut College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Connecticut College are selective--around two-thirds of those who apply will not be accepted. Prospective students can apply with the Common Application, and must also submit transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2015):

  • Connecticut College Acceptance Rate: 40%

Connecticut College Description:

Connecticut College is a private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut, adjacent to the United States Coast Guard Academy. The college has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Students can choose from 47 undergraduate majors. Along with a strong academic and creative core, the college offers a range of student-run clubs and organziations, sure to be of interest to all students. One program, called "Get Out!" encourages students to explore the surrounding areas, including trips to New York City and other events and concerts in Connecticut.

The College houses five centers of interdisciplinary studies. These centers focus on different subjects (environment, arts and technology, and community action, to name a few); these centers provide a unique learning experience for students, complete with specialized coursework and a funded internship.

For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Connecticut College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Connecticut College is also one of the country's most selective schools to offer test-optional admissions. On the athletic front, the college is a member of the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,922 (1,918 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Connecticut College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 53%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $35,478
    • Loans: $7,787

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse, Rowing, Track and Field, Water Polo, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Squash, Cross Country
    • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country, Water Polo, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Basketball, Ice Hockey

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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