#4 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

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Connecticut College overview
Location New London, Connecticut
Online connecticutcollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Connecticut College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Connecticut College is a private liberal arts institution located in the coastal city of New London, Connecticut, about halfway between Boston and New York City. Founded in 1911, the college provides students with a picturesque campus known for its arboretum and examples of Georgian and modern architecture. The school offers a broad array of academic programs with notable strength in psychology, biology, English, and international relations. Connecticut College emphasizes a rigorous academic profile and has a competitive admissions process. Undergraduates are guaranteed housing for all four years, with a variety of living options including traditional dormitories, apartments, and themed housing that aligns with students' academic and personal interests. While the college offers a range of varsity sports teams known as the Camels, it is not primarily recognized for athletic prowess.

In the most recent statistical year 8,744 prospective students applied, and 3,533 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 630 enrolled in the school.  1,915 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 33 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $62,620 plus fees of $385. Connecticut College is ranked 74 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Connecticut College is rated within the top 17% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Connecticut College overview
SAT 1360/1490
ACT 30/33
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

Connecticut College overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Connecticut College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$385
Room and Board $17,280
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$82,285

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$60,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

84% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Connecticut College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 33%
Biology 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Psychology 7%
Ethnic Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128902 IPEDS survey data for Connecticut College.

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