270 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT 06320-4196 860-439-2200
About Connecticut College
  • Year of Foundation 1911
  • Size of Campus 750 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,887
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61%, 39%, 85%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $53,110
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,777
Connecticut College (Conn College or Conn) is a private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. The college was founded in 1911, as Connecticut College for Women, in response to Wesleyan University closing its doors to women (the college changed its name to Connecticut College in 1969 when it began admitting men). The campus is located on the Thames River, overlooking the Long Island Sound on the highest point in New London. It is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and is considered to be among the group of colleges called the "Little Ivies." Forbes ranked Connecticut College 62 in its America's Best Colleges list in 2011 and U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 37th among the top liberal arts colleges in 2011. Known for its interdisciplinary academic centers,Connecticut College is in the midst of a major fundraising and building campaign. Over the past several years the college has renovated many of its older dormitories, completed numerous classroom renovations, and constructed a new fitness center. The college is in the final planning stages of a new life science and computer science center, an international commons, and is continuing to renovate the remainder of its older dormitories and classroom spaces.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Hillel, New London Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, Multi-faith Student Council, Pagan Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ATLAS (international students), Connecticut College Asian/Asian American Student Association, Intercultural Pride, La Unidad (Latino/a students), Umoja (African-American students), Unity House (multicultural organization)
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Winter Formal, Festivus, I-Nite, Diwali Dinner, Kwanzaa Dinner, a capella concerts, CISLA ball, intercollegiate and club sports events, Drag Ball, Floralia, Eclipse Weekend, Make We Joy
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Hartford, Connecticut (50), Providence, Rhode Island (50)
  • Distance to nearest train New London, Connecticut (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus New London, Connecticut (2)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 18%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 4%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 99%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 16%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 62%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (95%), apartment for single students (4%), cooperative housing (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 582,562
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 104
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 160,213
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 12
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Museums Arboretum with experimental and natural ecological areas, Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Digital Curriculum Center, Advanced Technology Lab, Language Lab, electronic classrooms, NMR spectrometer, digital transmission electron microscope, Lyman Allyn A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,272
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 72
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books 2,175
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 48
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities Greer Music Library; Visual Resources Library; Special Collections and Archives include Sheaffer-O'Neill Papers, William Meredith Papers, Linda Lear/Rachel Carson Collections, Conservation and Research Foundation Archive, Weis Collection on the history of
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,650
  • Number Of Microforms 156,949
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Pfizer Inc.; UBS PaineWebber; Watson Wyatt Worldwide; State Street Bank & Trust; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Travelers Insurance; Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Massachusetts General Hospital; American Express Financial Advisors
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 45%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 55%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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