Connecticut College

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Connecticut College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in New London, CT, a predominately urban area. Connecticut College has an enrollment of approximately a thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score in the range of 1310 - 1450 on the SAT exam, or 30 - 33 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Connecticut College average GPA (3.75 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Connecticut College admits approximately 40 percent of students applying. Of those that are accepted, about 20 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Connecticut College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Connecticut College was reported as 37.4% in Fall 2020 with over 6,780 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Connecticut College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Connecticut College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Connecticut College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.1%
  • 2017-2018: 38.0%
  • 2018-2019: 37.8%
  • 2019-2020: 37.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 34.7%

How Does Connecticut College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Connecticut College is fifty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
United States Coast Guard Academy20.5%
Mitchell College78.1%
University of Connecticut-Avery Point94.2%
Eastern Connecticut State University63.9%
Wesleyan University16.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Connecticut College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading650 - 710
Math660 - 740
Total Score1310 - 1450
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math26 - 31
Composite Score30 - 33
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