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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 Enrolments 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 centres:
  • Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
  • Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and 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.

Profile of Connecticut CollegeConnecticut College is found in New London, CT. New London is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Connecticut College.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Connecticut College is known for its programs in mathematics, science, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Connecticut College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 38% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 620. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 610 and 700.

Connecticut College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Connecticut College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 869 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Connecticut College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Connecticut College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Connecticut College values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. "Connecticut College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts249English, political science, economics, international relations, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, East Asian studies, . . .
Science65biology, ecology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics, astrophysics, botany, biochemistry, . . .
Therapy and Counselling37psychology
Fine Arts26fine arts, art history and criticism
Family and Social Work26family studies, family systems
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts17drama, dance
Architecture and Planning13architectural services
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Music8various music studies, music
Photography and Commercial Art6film studies
Engineering0engineering physics
Education and Teaching0secondary teaching, physics teaching, music teaching
Contact: Connecticut CollegeConnecticut College

270 Mohegan Ave

New London, CT 06320

General Phone: (860) 447-1911


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