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Connecticut College

New London, CT

At A Glance

Main Address

270 Mohegan Ave

New London, CT 06320-4125

https://www.conncoll.edu/

Admission Office

270 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320-4196

(860) 439-2200

Fax : (860) 439-4301

admission@conncoll.edu

Contact : Andrew Strickler

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3284

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 84.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,861

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 508

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $46,820.00

In-State Tuition : $59,025.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $59,025.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 15

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 30

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 15

SAT subject score report due : Feb 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jan 15

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Apr 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 1

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 84.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 90.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 26.0%
Biology : 18.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 12.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Area and Ethnic Studies : 6.0%
English : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B
East Asian Studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Slavic Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Botany/Plant Biology B
Neuroscience B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Islamic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music Technology B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Accelerated Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : arboretum, greenhouse, language and culture media center, ion accelerator, refracting telescope and observatory, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, tunable diode laser spectroscopy laboratory, center for electronic and digital sound, robotics laboratory, neuroscience and animal behavior laboratories, clinical and social psychology research observation suites, visualization wall

Geographic Location : 105 miles from Boston, 124 miles from New York City

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,861

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 508

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,820

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 84.0%

Out of state students : 16.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 38.0%

Percentage of females : 62.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 68.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 9.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The College Voice

Student Newspaper URL : http://thecollegevoice.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 99.0%

Housing Options

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Camels

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

On-campus daycare

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Learning center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Golf

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Squash

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : cycling, figure skating, snowboarding


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 6,784

Admitted : 2,538

Enrolled : 508

Very selective 37.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 460

Admitted early admission : 268

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 1,482

Number accepting place : 637

Accepted from list : 8



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

First-year applicants are not required to submit standardized tests, but may choose to submit the results of either SAT Reasoning, 2 Subject Tests, or the ACT. TOEFL or an equivalent exam is required if English is not the first language of the applicant.

A note from the college

Rigor of high school program most important. Essay, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and interview also considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 45.0%

Top Quarter : 81.0%

Top Half : 96.0%

Bottom Half : 4.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 43.0%

600 - 699 : 51.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 51.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 7.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 73.0%

24 - 29 : 27.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 30.0%

24 - 29 : 64.0%

18 - 23 : 6.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 86.0%

24 - 29 : 11.0%

18 - 23 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students are awarded 4 credit hours for all AP examination scores of 4 or 5 listed on the College Entrance Examination Board website (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse), with the exception of the two capstone courses, AP Research and AP Seminar.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

0

0

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 31.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 16.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

660 - 740

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

650 - 710

ACT Composite

30 - 33


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: To the extent that AP, IB and honors-level courses are offered, we encourage students to take an appropriately rigorous set of courses throughout high school, especially in those academic areas in which they excel and/or are interested. The strength of an applicant's curriculum is very important in determining readiness for a rigorous college environment.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

4

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

4

--

All

Art History

4

4

--

All

Biology

4

4

--

All

Calculus AB

4

4

--

All

Calculus BC

4

4

--

All

Chemistry

4

4

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

4

--

All

Computer Science A

4

4

--

All

Drawing

4

4

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

4

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

4

--

All

Environmental Science

4

4

--

All

European History

4

4

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Human Geography

4

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Latin

4

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

4

--

Other

Microeconomics

4

4

--

All

Music Theory

4

4

--

All

Physics 1

4

4

--

All

Physics 2

4

4

--

All

Physics B

4

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

--

All

Psychology

4

4

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

4

--

All

Statistics

4

4

--

All

United States Government and Politics

4

4

--

All

United States History

4

4

--

All

World History: Modern

4

4

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 83.0%

% of loans / jobs : 17.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 66.0%

% Judged to have need : 89.0%

% that were offered aid : 89.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $46,820.00

Avg non need-based aid : $15,662.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $44,953.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,342.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $37,817.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jan 15

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Sean Martin

Financial aid office phone : (860) 439-2058

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,746.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Scholarship Opportunities

Merit scholarships to enrolling students who have demonstrated both the highest levels of achievement during high school as well as the promise of continued achievement. Current scholarships include: Founders Scholarship, $30,000; Trustee Scholarship, $27,000; Deans Scholarship, $25,000; 1911 Scholarship, $22,000; Shain Scholarship, $20,000; Thames Scholarship $15,000, Horizon Scholarship $10,000. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Admission Committee during the admission process. You do not need to apply for financial aid to be considered for a merit scholarship, nor is there a separate application to fill out.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$59,025.00

$59,025.00

$59,025.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$59,025.00

$59,025.00

$59,025.00

Room and board:

$16,290.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$600.00

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$400.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$77,315.00

$60,025.00

$60,025.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$77,315.00

$60,025.00

$60,025.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 16

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 158

Transfers admitted percentage: 39.0%

Transfers admitted: 63

Transfers enrolled percentage: 9.0%

Transfers enrolled: 15

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 15.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 85.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 1

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $59,025.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,290.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,746.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $7,935,660.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 146

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 104

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser