Connecticut Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Connecticut for 2020

These are the most selective colleges in Connecticut. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants. Leading the list is Yale University which sent acceptance letters to only 6% of the 35,301 students who applied and rejected 94%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

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    • SAT Range 1460/1570
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.95*
    • Students: 13,433
    • Tuition:$53,430
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 6%
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    Yale University

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 3,217
    • Tuition:$54,944
    • Acceptance Rate 17%
    • SAT Range 1240/1420
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.79
    • Students: 1,071
    • Tuition:$0
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
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    United States Coast Guard Academy

    • SAT Range 1300/1460
    • ACT Range 29/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.8*
    • Students: 2,235
    • Tuition:$56,910
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
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    Trinity College

    • SAT Range 1290/1430
    • ACT Range 30/32
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,844
    • Tuition:$54,820
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • SAT Range 1210/1420
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.74*
    • Students: 27,412
    • Tuition:$15,730
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
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