Connecticut College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Connecticut College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Connecticut College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Connecticut College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Connecticut College's Admissions Standards:

Connecticut College is highly selective liberal arts college in New London, Connecticut. Less than half of all applicants will get in, and successful applicants tend to have high school grades and test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into Connecticut College had averages of "B+" or higher, SAT scores (RW+M) above 1200, and ACT composite scores of 25 or higher. Many successful applicants had solid "A" averages. Note that grades are far more important than test scores because the college has test-optional admissions. If your scores aren't going to strengthen your application, you can simply not submit them.

Note that some students with high grades and test scores did not get into Connecticut College. If you look at the red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students), you'll see that quite a few students with numbers that were on target for admission were not admitted. On the flip side, you'll notice that some students got in with grades and test scores that are below the norm. Connecticut College, like most selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions and uses the Common Application. Successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond numerical data. Competitive applications should have a winning essay and strong letters of recommendation, and students need to demonstrate meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities. Also, Connecticut College has a supplement to the common application, and thoughtful answers to the short answers can strengthen your application and help you demonstrate interest. Applicants also have the opportunity to schedule a dance or music audition, theater interview, or art review. As a few of the data points above illustrate, true strengths in some of these areas can help compensate for grades that are a little less than ideal.

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