Connecticut College is a private, liberal arts institution. Founded as a women's college in 1911, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 700-acre campus (including the 426-acre Connecticut Arboretum) is located two miles from downtown New London.

Website: www.conncoll.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,844
Undergraduate
Students
(61.3%) 1,130 Women
(38.7%) 714 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 6,433 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
640-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
678 average
650-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
30-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,970
Tuition and Fees
$54,820
Room and Board
$15,150
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$45,065
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,608
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
172
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

New London Population
27,545
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Providence, RI
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Camel
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.2% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
7.2% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
270 Mohegan Avenue
City, State, Zip
New London, CT 06320
Phone
(860) 439-2200
Fax
(860) 439-4301
E-mail
admission@conncoll.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
38% of 6,433 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 3,828 applicants were admitted
Men
31% of 2,605 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
468 (19%) of 2,429 admitted students enrolled
Women
321 (20%) of 1,614 admitted students enrolled
Men
216 (27%) of 815 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
62% of 362 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,385
Students Accepting Wait List Position
574
Students Admitted From Wait List
22

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
42%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
678 average
650-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
38%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
30-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
69%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 49%
Top quarter: 80%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,970
Tuition and Fees
$54,820
Room and Board
$15,150
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@conncoll.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001379
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
355 (70.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
293 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
293 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
293 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$45,065
Need-Based Gift
Received by 283 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,713
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 240 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,731
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 39 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
176 (24.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,494

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,161 (63.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,032 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,032 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,032 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$45,149
Need-Based Gift
Received by 984 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,921
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 894 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,971
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 88 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
275 (6.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,049

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,608
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
172
Part-Time Faculty
61
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
69%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 75% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


New London Population
27,545
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Providence, RI
Campus Size
750 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in New London
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in New London

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
1%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Camel
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Rowing x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Rowing x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Rowing x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, squash, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,844
Women
1,130 (61.3%)
Men
714 (38.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,798
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.2% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
7.2% from 41 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
80.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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