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Connecticut College Overview

Located in New London, Connecticut, Connecticut College is a private not-for-profit institution. New London is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Connecticut College Known For?

518 Undergraduate Awards
$52,173 Avg Cost After Aid
38% Acceptance Rate
  • Conn College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Conn College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Conn College is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Conn College with a bachelor's degree make about $54,900 a year. That's 35% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Conn College student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Connecticut College Rankings

We have ranked Conn College as #165 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Conn College also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Conn College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#114 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Conn College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Area Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Conn College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Highest Paid Sociology Graduates College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Sociology College Factual
#44 Best Colleges for History College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Political Science & Government College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual

Where Is Connecticut College?

Location of Connecticut College

Contact details for Conn College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320-4196
Phone: 860-447-1911
Website: www.conncoll.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ConnCollege

How Do I Get Into Conn College?

You can apply to Conn College online at: www.conncoll.edu/admission/apply/

Admission Requirements for Conn College

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Conn College?

38% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Connecticut College is 38%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 34%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Can I Afford Connecticut College?

$52,173 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Conn College is $52,173. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Conn College, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $8,894 a year. That adds up to $35,576 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Conn College is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Connecticut College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,819 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,861 undergraduate students at Conn College, with 1,819 being full-time and 42 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Conn College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,819 full-time undergraduates at Conn College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Conn College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Connecticut College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Conn College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 69
Hispanic or Latino 180
White 1,227
International Students 163
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Connecticut College. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at Conn College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Canada.

Connecticut College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 52 52
Economics 51 51
Political Science & Government 35 35
Fine & Studio Arts 30 30
General Biology 29 29
International Relations & National Security 26 26
General English Literature 25 25
Area Studies 25 25
Computer Science 23 23
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 21 21
History 20 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 19
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 18 18
Human Development & Family Studies 18 18
Sociology 16 16
Philosophy 14 14
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 14 14
Architecture (Other) 13 13
Anthropology 9 9
Romance Languages 8 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 8
Ethnic Studies 6 6
Classical Languages & Literature 6 6
Physics 6 6
Mathematics 5 5
Dance 5 5
Music 5 5
Botany/Plant Biology 4 4
Religious Studies 3 3
Germanic Languages 2 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1
Chemistry 1 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0
TOTAL 518 518

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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