Mitchell College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

New London, Connecticut
New London, Connecticut. Ralph Thayer / Wikimedia Commons

Mitchell College Admissions Overview:

Mitchell College has an acceptance rate of 88%, making it a generally accessible school. Interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. The school is test-optional, so applicants will not need to submit SAT or ACT scores. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. Campus visits are encouraged as well.

Admissions Data (2016):

Mitchell College Description:

Mitchell College is a small, private liberal arts college located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut. The 68-acre residential campus sits along bluffs leading to the shores of the Long Island Sound and includes a small private beach for student use. Nearby cities include New York, Boston, Providence and Hartford, all within two hours of campus. The college has an average class size of 15 students and a student faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Mitchell offers nine undergraduate courses of study, with the majority of students enrolled in law and justice policy studies, liberal and professional studies, business, and sports management programs. Students are actively involved on campus with various leadership and citizenship activities, and the college has over 20 student clubs and organizations. The Mitchell Mariners compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 677 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,780
  • Books: $1,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,500
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $48,480

Mitchell College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,071
    • Loans: $7,610

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Sailing, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Sailing, Lacrosse, Tennis, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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