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#2 Best Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut College Admission Requirements

New London, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Connecticut College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
Admission Difficulty for Connecticut College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
How hard is it to get into Connecticut College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Connecticut College is 38%.  It ranks #5 in Connecticut and #135 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Connecticut College is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,596 out of 6,882 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent (SAT 1310/1450 ACT 30/33). Connecticut College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Connecticut College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 1.

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 submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

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 720
SAT Math 75th 730
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. Connecticut College ranks #2 in Connecticut and #63 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >51%
1380 to 1450 Avg + 38%-51%
1310 to 1380 Avg - 26%-38%
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 30
ACT Math 25th 27
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 and #61 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Connecticut College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >55%
31 to 33 Avg + 38%-55%
30 to 31 Avg - 30%-38%
29 to 30 Reach 23%-30%
Less than 29 Low <23%
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Connecticut College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.67
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Connecticut College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Connecticut College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Connecticut College was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Connecticut College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Connecticut College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 21.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% 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 54%
Top 25% of class 78%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Connecticut College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,068 2,814 6,882
Accepted 1,694 902 2,596
Acceptance Rate 42% 32% 38%
Enrolled 261 173 434
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Connecticut College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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?

38% 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.