Connecticut College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Connecticut College

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Connecticut College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 38%. Located in New London, Connecticut, Connecticut College offers 56 majors, minors, and certificate programs and five centers for interdisciplinary studies. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Connecticut College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The college has an impressive 9-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. On the athletic front, the college is a member of the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to this selective college? Here are the Connecticut College admissions statistics you should know.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Connecticut College had an acceptance rate of 38%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 38 students were admitted, making Connecticut College's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,433
Percent Admitted 38%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Connecticut College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Connecticut College may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 29% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 650 710
Math 640 720
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Connecticut College's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Connecticut College scored between 650 and 710, while 25% scored below 650 and 25% scored above 710. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 640 and 720, while 25% scored below 640 and 25% scored above 720. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1430 or higher is competitive for Connecticut College.

Requirements

Connecticut College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Connecticut College participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Connecticut College does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Connecticut College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 19% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 29 34
Math 26 30
Composite 30 32

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Connecticut College's admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Connecticut College received a composite ACT score between 30 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 30.

Requirements

Note that Connecticut College does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Connecticut College does not superscore the ACT. The admissions office will consider your highest composite score from a single test date. Connecticut College does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

Connecticut College does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Connecticut College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Connecticut College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Connecticut College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Connecticut College, which accepts just over one-third of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. However, Connecticut College has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Connecticut College considers demonstrated interest and strongly recommends that interested applicants visit campus, attend college fairs, or participate in on-campus or off-campus interviews. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades are outside of Connecticut College's average range.

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 (ERW+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.

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