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Conn College Admissions

If you want to apply to Conn College, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Conn College by March 31.

Applying Early to Conn College?

Connecticut College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Conn College is 49%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 38%. In 2021, Conn College admitted 264 of the 535 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Conn College?

Getting into Conn College is very difficult. Conn College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Conn College accepted 38% of all applicants., around 2,596 of the 6,882 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Conn College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Conn College waitlisted 1,642 students. Of those, 705 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Conn College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Conn College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Conn College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Conn College must submit the following items. Double check with Conn College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Conn College?

Students admitted to Conn College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Conn College 54% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Connecticut College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 23%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%
Conn College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Conn College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 24% of Conn College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Conn College?

To be competitive with other Conn College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1310 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Conn College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1310, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Conn College students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Conn College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Conn College?

To be most competitive at Conn College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Conn College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Conn College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Connecticut College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Conn College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Conn College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Conn College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Conn College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Conn College.

Does Conn College accept transfer credits?

Conn College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Conn College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Conn College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Conn College?

No, Conn College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Conn College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

38%

How hard is it to get into Conn College? Conn College is a very selective institution. The Conn College acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.

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Conn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Conn College is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Conn College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Conn College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

30 to 33

Avg

30 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Conn College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Conn College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Conn College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1310 - 1420

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Math SAT Range

660 - 730

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Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

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Conn College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.67

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Conn College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,737

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

38%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,025

Out-of-State

$59,025

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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