Best Connecticut Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Connecticut for 2022

There are 44 colleges and universities in Connecticut enrolling 185,352 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Connecticut below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Connecticut offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Connecticut is home to nationally ranked institutions like Yale University, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut and Fairfield University. The highest ranked college in Connecticut is Yale University and the top rated public state college is University of Connecticut.

Local college options can be explored in or other cities.


44 results

List of the Best Connecticut Colleges

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,737enrollment
  • $40,474net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 27,215enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Fairfield University
F
Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,513enrollment
  • $43,173net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1340SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Hartford
H
West Hartford, CT
University of Hartford

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,493enrollment
  • $28,692net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Saint Joseph
S
West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,305enrollment
  • $24,176net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 22-24ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 10,652enrollment
  • $16,017net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,354enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of New Haven
N
West Haven, CT
University of New Haven

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,961enrollment
  • $35,395net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1220SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

University of Bridgeport
B
Bridgeport, CT
University of Bridgeport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 4,155enrollment
  • $24,613net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.04Avg GPA

Albertus Magnus College
A
New Haven, CT
Albertus Magnus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,384enrollment
  • $27,492net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Asnuntuck Community College
A
Enfield, CT
 
Asnuntuck Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,304enrollment
  • $7,455net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 13

Lincoln College of New England Southington
L
Southington, CT
 
Lincoln College of New England Southington

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 465enrollment
  • $25,228net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Goodwin College
G
East Hartford, CT
 
Goodwin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,312enrollment
  • $18,083net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Eastern Connecticut State University
E
Willimantic, CT
Eastern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,644enrollment
  • $19,090net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Capital Community College
C
Hartford, CT
Capital Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,715enrollment
  • $10,421net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Holy Apostles College and Seminary
H
Cromwell, CT
 
Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 648enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Housatonic Community College
H
Bridgeport, CT
 
Housatonic Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,821enrollment
  • $6,448net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1