About us

Mission: Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Learn more about our values.

Location: Our beautiful 750-acre arboretum campus is located in the historic New England seaport community of New London. Just a two-hour drive from Boston and New York, the region is dotted with beaches, concert venues and theaters, businesses, shopping districts and great restaurants. Coming to campus? Get directions and download the campus map.



History: Founded in 1911, at a moment of great technological and social change, Connecticut College began as a women's institution with a progressive vision of the liberal arts that prepared graduates for meaningful roles in society. Coeducational since 1969, our forward-looking ethos remains. Learn more about our history.

Honor code and shared governance: Our nearly 100-year-old honor code and commitment to shared governance create a campus community of trust and shared responsibility.

Office of the President: Katherine Bergeron is our 11th president. She took office Jan. 1, 2014.



Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts in psychology

Academics: Students in Science Center Classroom

Majors: More than 40 majors and minors, several interdisciplinary certificate programs and the option to design your own major

Faculty: 179 full-time professors; 92 percent hold the highest degree in their field

Average class size: 19

Student-faculty ratio: 9:1

Global focus: Nationally recognized for outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization

Research: Undergraduate student-faculty research and independent honors research are hallmarks of a Connecticut College education. Many of our students co-publish book chapters and journal articles with faculty and travel all over the world to present at conferences.

Unique opportunities: Five academic centers guide students through an interdisciplinary study of international and global issues, the environment, arts and technology, public policy and community action, and race and ethnicity.

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Class of 2018 Admitted Student Statistics. 92% are ranked in the top 20% of their class. 36% acceptance rate. 49% of enrolled students receive financial aid. Testing - middle 50% of ranges, for the 70% that submitted scores. Connecticut College is Test Optional. SAT Critical Reading: 640-730. SAT Math: 640-720. SAT Writing: 650-740. ACT: 29-33.

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Students Infographic. Enrollment: 1,922. 60% women, 40% men. 98% of students live on campus. 49% public school students, 51% public school or international. 3% international students of color, 19% domestic students of color. Students hail from 45 states and 72 countries.


Preparation for life and career

1 Year After Graduation Infographic. 65% are employed. 7% are in grad school. 24% are employed and in grad school. 4% other.

Career & Professional Development - By the Numbers. 80% of students complete funded internships. More than 3000 funded internships awarded in 15 years. 4 years of 1:1 career counseling. 9 out of 10 alumni say the program helped them land a first job or get into graduate school.

Service learning and community partnerships: A five-time honoree on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, we have a national reputation for outstanding service-learning programs and community partnerships. Each year, nearly 600 students do internships, complete coursework and volunteer in the greater New London area.

Law school and medical school acceptance rate: 80 percent

Top graduate schools: Tufts, Boston University, Columbia, New York University, Northeastern, Yale, George Washington University, Brooklyn Law School, CUNY, Harvard, University of Connecticut and University of Vermont

Alumni network: Whether you're a first-year student or celebrating your 50th reunion, you are a member of the exclusive Connecticut College community and can access the advice and support of our network of 25,000 alumni.

Alumni Directory          Linkedin Networking Group             College Facebook             Class Facebook Groups

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