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Gateway Community College

New Haven, CT 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

About Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College Overview

Gateway Community College is a public, state school in the urban setting of New Haven, Connecticut. Gateway Community College was founded in 1992 and presently has around 8,201 students per year year, including 8,201 undergrad students.

Student Activities at Gateway Community College

Interested in music or performing? At Gateway Community College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Gateway Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Gateway Community College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Gateway Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gateway Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Gateway Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $4,700
Out-of-State $14,100
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $3,278

Is Gateway Community College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Gateway Community College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Gateway Community College

It is not competitive to get into Gateway Community College. The university admitted 97% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,522 students applied to Gateway Community College and 3,428 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gateway Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 57% of students who start at Gateway Community College return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Gateway Community College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 90% of graduates from Gateway Community College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Gateway Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gateway Community College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend Gateway Community College full-time are awarded $3,278 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $2,590 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gateway Community College.

Based on this information, is Gateway Community College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Gateway Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Gateway Community College?

Gateway Community College is located in the urban setting of New Haven, Connecticut, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you want to see Gateway Community College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95/91 to New Haven, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tweed-New Haven Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gateway Community College and New Haven are like without leaving home.

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College Info

20 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510

Campus Setting: Urban

Gateway Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gateway Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gateway Community College is Continuous processing.

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

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Gateway Community College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gateway Community College is like? There are approximately 8,201 students enrolled at Gateway Community College. 32% percent of students attend school full-time.


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