The Best Connecticut Colleges

The Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Connecticut as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Connecticut is Yale University. The top rated public state college is University of Connecticut. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


10 results

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,737enrollment
  • $40,474net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,215enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Fairfield University
F
Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,513enrollment
  • $43,173net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1340SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Hartford
H
West Hartford, CT
University of Hartford

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,493enrollment
  • $28,692net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Saint Joseph
S
West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,305enrollment
  • $24,176net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 22-24ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 10,652enrollment
  • $16,017net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 2,354enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of New Haven
N
West Haven, CT
University of New Haven

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,961enrollment
  • $35,395net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1220SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

University of Bridgeport
B
Bridgeport, CT
University of Bridgeport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 4,155enrollment
  • $24,613net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.04Avg GPA