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Connecticut College Admission Requirements

New London, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Connecticut College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
37.4%
Admission Difficulty for Connecticut College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Connecticut College and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,538 out of 6,784 applicants were admitted making Connecticut College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Connecticut College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 29% of students submit SAT scores and 19% submit ACT scores.

Connecticut College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1310-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Connecticut College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for Connecticut College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1380

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Connecticut College?

Connecticut College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Connecticut College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >50%
1380 to 1450 Avg + 37%-50%
1310 to 1380 Avg - 26%-37%
1240 to 1310 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1240 Low <17%
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Connecticut College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Connecticut College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Connecticut College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Connecticut College?

Admission data indicates that Connecticut College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Connecticut College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Connecticut College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >54%
31 to 33 Avg + 37%-54%
30 to 31 Avg - 29%-37%
29 to 30 Reach 22%-29%
Less than 29 Low <22%
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Connecticut College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Connecticut College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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High School Class Rank

56% of Connecticut College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Connecticut College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 56%
Top 25% of class 95%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Connecticut College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,004 2,780 6,784
Accepted 1,666 872 2,538
Acceptance Rate 42% 31% 37%
Enrolled 319 189 508
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Connecticut College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Connecticut College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Connecticut College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Connecticut College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Connecticut College prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Connecticut College. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Connecticut College?

37% of those who apply are granted admission to Connecticut College. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Connecticut College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1450. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Connecticut College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.