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PARENTS AND FAMILIES

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Welcome to Connecticut College


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Katherine Bergeron

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Connecticut College, a wonderful place for living, learning and growing. Our historic campus — named one of the 10 most beautiful campuses in the country — is one of our greatest assets, and I hope it becomes a "home away from home" for your students.

Our faculty, staff and students create a diverse and very special community here. They care about each other's well-being and success. As a result, intellectual development, personal growth, and a shared responsibility for the success of the College is fostered across campus.

I know you will witness the transforming nature of a liberal arts education as our faculty dare students to become creative, thoughtful, adept and socially responsible leaders.

Thank you for entrusting Connecticut College with your child’s education.

Yours,

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Katherine Bergeron
President, Connecticut College

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Brad Brown Family
Brad, Sammi '15, Izzy '12 and Jane Brown


Dear Parents,

As parents of a current student (Samantha '15) and a recent Conn alumna (Isobel '12), we have come to appreciate the unique learning and development environment available for students at Connecticut College. Like many of you, we came onto campus with a fully loaded car, high hopes and expectations for our one-of-a-kind daughter. Today, we know that our daughters have prospered at Conn thanks to the faculty mentoring, supportive campus community, academic rigor and off-campus real world experiences!

What we didn't know ahead of time is that there are many ways for parents to stay involved as well. If you want to join in, we say, "Do it!" The College offers parent events throughout the academic year, beginning with Orientation on Aug. 22. Mark your calendars for Fall Weekend, our annual celebration for parents, alumni and students, Oct. 10-12, 2014, and make your hotel reservations early. Come to campus to check in on your student, and join lectures, concerts and athletic events.

In addition, The Parents Fund is a vital component of Connecticut College’s Annual Fund, which provides immediate unrestricted dollars that support virtually every aspect of a Connecticut College education. We contribute to the Fund to support the extraordinary education and opportunities that the College provides their students.

We hope you enjoy witnessing your student's transformation at Connecticut College just as we have. Welcome!

Sincerely,

Brad and Jane Brown P'12 '15
Co-Chairs, Parents Council

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Academics


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

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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Student life


Carolyn Denard

Dear Parents,

At Connecticut College, our mission is to educate students “to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society.” The Office of the Dean of the College supports that goal by ensuring the quality of the academic and student experiences.

We work closely with students throughout the year to help them take advantage of the many benefits of living in a residential learning community. We believe that student engagement and empowerment are essential ingredients for the success of Connecticut College students now and in the future.

Parents are vitally important partners in our students’ journeys through these formative years. With that in mind, we invite you to explore what the College has to offer across the campus and in the residence halls to educate your family about day-to-day life here.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Denard

Dean of the College and Senior Diversity Officer

 


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Finances


52% of enrolled students receive financial aid

Paying for college can be challenging, and we want to make it a little easier. We provide a number of options, including generous financial aid and convenient payment plans.

Paying for college — your options
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Tuition & fees — a comprehensive breakdown


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Outcomes



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 Graphic. 100% of students are eligible for funded internships. 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.

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