Connecticut College

Connecticut College

Connecticut College, also known as Conn College or Conn, was established as a women's college in 1911. It became coeducational in 1969. This private liberal arts institute sits on a 750-acre arboretum campus in New London, Connecticut. Conn College's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students from over 45 states and 70 countries worldwide every year.

Connecticut College offers more than 50 majors in the fields of science, arts and culture. The courses are taught at the following academic centers:

  • Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology
  • Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
  • The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • The Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies
  • The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
  • The Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts

The athletics department of Connecticut College fields over 20 varsity teams in tennis, lacrosse, and track and field. The teams are members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference, the National College Athletic Association Division III, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

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Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London , CT 06320
General Phone: (860) 447-1911

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Connecticut College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts226African studies, American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, area studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, Chinese language, ...
Science63biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, botany, ecology, astrophysics, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Fine Arts26fine arts, art history and criticism
Family and Social Work24family studies, family systems
Drama and Performing Arts16dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning11architectural services
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Photography and Commercial Art5film studies
Music5music, various music studies
Education and Teaching0secondary teaching, music teaching
Engineering0engineering physics

Number of programs and degrees for Connecticut College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44052
Master's degree106

Connecticut College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Connecticut College had a total enrollment of 1,869 students (1,935 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 48%
20-21 42%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York16%
New Jersey9%
(International Students)4%
Rhode Island3%
New Hampshire3%
Washington, DC1%

Connecticut College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %

Connecticut College Room and Board (2007)

Connecticut College offers campus housing for 1,726 of its 1,935 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New London, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Connecticut College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630720
SAT Math610690
SAT Writing630720
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT38%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Connecticut College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Connecticut College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 137900)

Connecticut College Faculty

Connecticut College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year55$105,80626$101,063
Associate professoracademic year18$79,14017$75,349
Assistant professoracademic year27$61,82324$57,789
Instructoracademic year2*6$53,655
Lectureracademic year3$54,74314$57,295
All faculty totalacademic year105$87,43487$73,788

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Connecticut College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Track New England Small College Athletic Conference

Connecticut College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Family Systems
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General
Music, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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