The Best Connecticut Colleges

The Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Connecticut as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 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.


13 results

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Trinity College
T
Hartford, CT
Trinity College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,235enrollment
  • $27,829net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1298-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,844enrollment
  • $40,707net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,412enrollment
  • $20,042net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Fairfield University
F
Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,273enrollment
  • $39,546net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
University of Saint Joseph
S
West Hartford, CT
 
University of Saint Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,465enrollment
  • $21,602net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
University of Hartford
H
West Hartford, CT
University of Hartford

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,770enrollment
  • $29,141net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.45*Avg GPA
Southern Connecticut State University
S
New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 10,050enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1090SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 2.88Avg GPA
University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 1,977enrollment
  • $10,731net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 11,822enrollment
  • $15,602net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA
University of New Haven
N
West Haven, CT
 
University of New Haven

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,867enrollment
  • $34,353net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Albertus Magnus College
A
New Haven, CT
Albertus Magnus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,456enrollment
  • $25,972net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 850-1090SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
University of Bridgeport
B
Bridgeport, CT
University of Bridgeport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,485enrollment
  • $22,347net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 19-21ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA