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Academics

Located in eastern Connecticut, the picturesque Connecticut College is a classic private New England liberal arts school that shows a “great commitment to being sustainable, to promoting community service, and to learning.” The college provides “great academic, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities to all students,” and the “beloved” honor code makes for “a close-knit, supportive community.” A strong focus on interdisciplinary education, small classes, and self-scheduled exams gives students the autonomy to truly tailor their learning around their interests. The academics are “rigorous but continuously relevant, interesting, and enlightening.” Most classes are discussion-based, which “allows students to express their own opinions while hearing from their fellow students and professors.” Though there are a few bad apples, most professors are always accessible (“especially outside of their office hours”) and are “constantly bringing learning outside of the classroom, whether it be within a residence hall, a restaurant, museum, or gallery downtown, or within their own homes.” “All of my professors are incredibly engaging and obviously here to excite students about their studies,” says a student. Other high points include the “approachability of the staff,” excellent career office and internship opportunities, and strong residential programs and academic centers that “help students with a myriad of topics.” Connecticut College assures that no student will go through school with “your typical major/minor pairing”; with certificate programs, tons of research opportunities, independent studies and more, every student “has a completely unique and entirely interdisciplinary experience here.”

Student Body

Many students at Conn are generally “smart, probably upper-class, well-dressed, and white,” though the school “embraces diversity.” The common theme among all Conn students is “their active involvement both on campus and off and their desire to be challenged in all aspects of their educations.” Students fit in by “showing an interest in their studies, but also carrying on an active social life.” It is fairly easy to find one’s niche within the community, and “while it might take a semester to become adjusted, there are many groups, teams, and other resources...that help freshmen find a place here.”

Campus Life

“Life as a student is all about balancing your school work with your extracurricular activities and choosing which events you want to attend,” says one. The residential programs lay a great groundwork for student life, and much of the fun on campus “is through social events through the dorms.” It helps that “everyone knows one another—between offices, custodial staff, campus safety, and students.” There are a wide range of activities to get involved with (everything from athletics, to arts, to activism, to community service, etc.), as well as “numerous faculty-led discussions and speakers every week.” Most activities that take place on campus make it “lively and interesting.” The campus as a whole is “very friendly, and you are always surrounded by familiar faces,” though the relationship with the town of New London is “something that can always be improved upon.” For fun, students “attend each other’s events, attend social functions in the student center, grab some coffee at one of our coffee shops, and generally hang out with each other.” The library is “a very social place during the week,” and though students work very hard, they “know how to have a good time on the weekends”—every weekend there is a variety of on-campus social events (concerts, dances, spoken-word performances) put on by the Student Activities Council. Day trips to Boston and New York are also common.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Phone
860-439-2200

Email
admission@conncoll.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
College Center (Crozier-Williams)
Connecticut College Arboretum
Blue Camel Cafe (in library)
Athletics Center
New London Hall
Downloadable campus map: https://www.conncoll.edu/map/

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mystic Seaport/Museum of America and the Sea
Mystic Aquarium
Eugene O'Neill Theatre/Harkness Memorial Park
New London's Ocean Beach Park
Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in summer)
860-439-2200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
fjshi@conncoll.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, CT, and T.F. Green Airport (PVD) near Providence, RI, are about 1 hour from campus. The College has partnered with a local transportation company to offer students a discounted fare for shuttle transportation between T.F. Green Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK, New York), and Bradley International Airport and the College. The shuttle service is also offered during Thanksgiving, winter, spring and summer breaks. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses operate to downtown New London. Taxis are available at the stations for the 2-mile ride to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From New York and points west, take I-95 North to Exit 83. Turn left at the end of the ramp, then turn right at the light onto Rte. 32 North. The college entrance is 1 mile ahead on the left. From Boston and the east, take I-95 South to Exit 84 North. From there, take Rte. 32 North; the college entrance is 1 mile ahead on the left. From Hartford, take I-91 South to Rte. 2 South. Exit Rte. 2 at I-395 South; from I-395, take Exit 78 to Rte. 32 South. Proceed on Rte. 32 to the college entrance, which will be on the right.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn (35 Governor Winthrop Blvd., 860-443-7000), Spring Hill Suites by Marriott (401 North Frontage Road, 860-439-0151)

Admissions

Applicants: 6,784
Acceptance Rate: 37%






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