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The Best Colleges in Connecticut Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Connecticut as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Connecticut ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Connecticut is Yale University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Connecticut
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Yale University 2 5 1
2 Trinity College 92 111 81
3 University of Connecticut 124 257 107
4 Quinnipiac University 368 934 179
5 University of Hartford 457 1,152 654
6 Wesleyan University 1,273 38 27
7 Connecticut College 1,265 142 100
8 University of New Haven 545 1,342 744
9 Central Connecticut State University 755 713 963
10 Fairfield University 1,268 530 115
11 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 1,270 588 108
12 University of Connecticut Stamford 713 1,206 650
13 Sacred Heart University 1,272 501 323
14 Southern Connecticut State University 910 656 1,062
15 University of Bridgeport 1,096 377 1,481
16 University of Connecticut Tri Campus 667 1,513 845
17 Albertus Magnus College 1,095 616 813
18 University of Saint Joseph 756 1,383 655
19 University of Connecticut Avery Point 625 1,479 960
20 Eastern Connecticut State University 1,267 690 897
21 Mitchell College 1,271 1,062 964
22 Western Connecticut State University 1,274 836 1,189

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.