What the Guidebooks Say



One of the country’s best educational values
The Princeton Review's "150 Best Value Colleges for 2014"
— Kiplinger's "35 Best College Values in New England"

One of the nation's "Best Value" colleges and universities for exemplary academics and commitment to financial aid.
The Princeton Review 2013

"The opportunities are endless. ... Connecticut College is committed to empowering students to take charge of their own education; the faculty works to provide students with the necessary tools to implement their ideas."
Barron's Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges

No. 10 of the "Top 25 Most Beautiful Schools"
Newsweek and College Prowler 2012

No. 31 out of the top 50 in "Best Value in Private Colleges"
—Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine

Ranked No. 11 among colleges and universities for best career services/job placement
—Princeton Review

"An absolute gem, they are home to one of the few small college programs that is highly regarded in both theater and dance. The school offers numerous performance opportunities, interdisciplinary studies, independent projects and conservatory training abroad."
—Parade Magazine's College A-List

"Connecticut College boasts the rare wonder of a civic-engagement program that is heavily trafficked without being required. ... At Connecticut College, getting involved comes naturally."
—Colleges with a Conscience

"I can honestly tell you that my professors have been some of the most inspiring thought-provoking people I've ever met."
—Student comment, The Princeton Review: The Best 368 Colleges 2009

"The career center receives solid praise, particularly for the variety of 'internships that focus on community action, international issues, and the environment.' "
—Princeton Review's Best 361 Colleges

"Rather than follow a predetermined list of classes, students are encouraged to actively plan out their education. Students usually get to know the professors in their majors very well, which makes it easy to seek out help after class, or fall into research and intern positions.
—College Prowler: The Big Book of Colleges 2009