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Connecticut College

New London, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate40%

Conn College Admissions

Connecticut College is very difficult to get into. Around 40% of applicants get into Connecticut College each year. Out of 8,744 applications received in 2023, 3,533 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Connecticut College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Connecticut College for fall should anticipate a decision by March 25.

Connecticut College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Connecticut College's admissions stats.

Connecticut College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist Yes

Connecticut College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Connecticut College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 15 February 12
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 25

Want to Apply Early to Connecticut 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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 12.

The early decision acceptance rate at Connecticut College is 49%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 40%. Last year, Connecticut College admitted 211 of the 434 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early because they believe it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

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

More on Connecticut College Admissions

Is Connecticut College Challenging To Get Into?

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 2022, Conn College accepted 40% of students, approximately 3,533 from 8,744 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Connecticut College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Connecticut College

In 2022, Connecticut College waitlisted 2,484 students and 1,103 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 5 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Connecticut College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Connecticut College

Wondering what factors are considered by Connecticut College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with Connecticut College for more information on admission factors.

Connecticut College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Connecticut College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Connecticut College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Connecticut College?

Students admitted to Connecticut College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 22% submitted a class rank. At Connecticut College 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 72% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Connecticut College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.8%
3.75 and 3.99 27.4%
3.50 and 3.74 21.2%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 5.2%
2.50 and 2.9 2.4%
2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Connecticut College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Connecticut 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 2022, 48% of Connecticut College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Connecticut College?

To be competitive with other Connecticut College applicants, you should aim to earn between 1180 and 1390 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Connecticut College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1390 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Connecticut College students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Connecticut College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at Connecticut College, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Connecticut College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Connecticut College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

More Information on Transferring to Connecticut College

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Connecticut College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Connecticut College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Connecticut College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Connecticut College.

Does Connecticut College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Connecticut College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

βœ… Connecticut College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Connecticut College?

❌ No, Connecticut College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Connecticut College's acceptance rate?

βœ… Connecticut College has an acceptance rate of 40%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Connecticut College?

βœ… Connecticut College's early decision acceptance rate was 49% in 2021.

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Conn College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Conn College? Conn College is a very selective institution. The Conn College acceptance rate is 40%. This means that the institution accepts 40 out of every 100 applicants.


Conn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Conn College is Jan 15.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1390


Math SAT Range

560 - 690


Reading SAT Range

600 - 710

Conn College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Conn College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.81. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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