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About Mitchell College

Mitchell College is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in New London, Connecticut. Mitchell College was founded in 1938 and now enrolls around 723 students a year, including 723 undergrads.

Mitchell College offers housing for up to 598 students. The majority of students live on-campus but it is not required for first-year students.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2016, the total market value of Mitchell College's endowment was $8.806 million For each full-time student, Mitchell College spends about $5,311. There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time Mitchell College professor.

2021 Mitchell College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Tuition $32,000

Mitchell College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Mitchell College

Mitchell College offers early decision but does not offer early action.

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Mitchell College Acceptance Rate 2016

It is slightly difficult to get into Mitchell College. In 2016, Mitchell College accepted 74% of applicants. Out of 787 applications received in 2021, 580 students were offered admission.

Mitchell College Waitlist 2021

Mitchell College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Mitchell College?

Mitchell College is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Mitchell College, applicants must submit the following items.

Mitchell College Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Mitchell College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Mitchell College.

Does Mitchell College Require the ACT or SAT?

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

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Does Mitchell College Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Mitchell College provides on-campus housing for up to 598 students.

Mitchell College students are active in the school's Mitchell College Drama Society, Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Society and Behavioral Science. Founder's Day/Picnic/Activities Fair, Leadership Speakers Series, and and Awards Ceremony/Strawberry Festival are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Mitchell College.

Financial Aid at Mitchell College

Mitchell College meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mitchell College full-time are awarded $22,393 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Mitchell College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mitchell College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mitchell College, around 81% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 235 students who started at Mitchell College as first-time freshman, 79 graduate within four years.

Mitchell College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 40%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,430 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Mitchell College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mitchell College a good school for you?

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Where is Mitchell College?

Mitchell College is located in the suburban setting of New London, Connecticut, less than an hour from Hartford and Providence RI.

If you want to see Mitchell College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to New London, or book a flight to the nearest airport, T. F. Green.

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

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College Info

437 Pequot Avenue New London, CT 06320-4498

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mitchell College Application Deadline

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

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Wondering what life at Mitchell College is like? There are approximately 723 students enrolled at Mitchell College. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from CT and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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