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Connecticut College: Narrative Description


270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196
Tel: (860)447-1911
Admissions: (860)439-2200
Fax: (860)439-4301
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 702-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $151.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $13,498 per student. Total enrollment: 1,905. Faculty: 214 (152 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4,503 applied, 34% were admitted. 46% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top half. Full-time: 1,827 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 67 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 40 other countries, 81% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 2% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; biological/life sciences; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, United States Coast Guard Academy, American University, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, National Theater Institute, Williams College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT or any 3 SAT II Subject Tests. Recommended: interview, SAT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $39,975. Part-time tuition: $3715 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to program. Tuition: $3715 per course part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activity Council, unity clubs, sports clubs, student radio station. Major annual events: Floralia, Harvestfest, Winter Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,716 college housing spaces available; 1,670 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Charles Shain Library plus 1 other with 496,817 books, 153,545 microform titles, 2,279 serials, 155,884 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3 million. 461 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

On the west bank of the Thames River, three miles from Long Island Sound, known historically as "The Whaling City." New London is a maritime center located midway between Boston and New York. It is a popular summer resort. Ocean Beach Park, a fifty-acre tract, borders a half-mile-long beach and provides recreational facilities. New London is the location of the annual Yale-Harvard Crew Races held each June.

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