New London, Connecticut

Connecticut College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Connecticut College

Connecticut College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,429 out of 6,433 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 10 percent. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Connecticut College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Connecticut College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for Connecticut College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1360

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

Connecticut College typically requires applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Connecticut College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >51%
1360 to 1430 Avg + 38%-51%
1290 to 1360 Avg - 26%-38%
1220 to 1290 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1220 Low <17%
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Connecticut College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Connecticut College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Connecticut College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
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 29 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Connecticut College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >51%
31 to 32 Avg + 38%-51%
30 to 31 Avg - 26%-38%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 29 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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%

Admission Statistics

Connecticut College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,828 2,605 6,433
Accepted 1,614 815 2,429
Acceptance Rate 42% 31% 38%
Enrolled 307 201 508
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 25% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Connecticut College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Connecticut College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1290 and 1430. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 32. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.