Connecticut College (Conn College or Conn) is a private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. It is a primarily residential, four-year undergraduate institution, with nearly all of its approximately 1,900 students living on campus. Students choose courses from 41 majors, including an interdisciplinary, self-designed major. The college was founded in 1911 as “Connecticut College for Women” in response to Wesleyan University closing its doors to women in 1909; it shortened its name to “Connecticut College” in 1969 when it began admitting men.
Forbes ranked Connecticut College 81st in its 2016 overall list, 45th in the Northeast, 68th among private colleges, and 39th among liberal arts schools. Forbes also ranked Connecticut College 58th in “Grateful Grads”.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 45th among the top liberal arts colleges in 2014. The college competes athletically in the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
The College offers more than a thousand courses in 29 academic departments and 7 interdisciplinary programs, and students can choose from 41 traditional majors plus opportunities for self-designed courses of study. The 10 most common majors over the last five years have been English, Economics, Psychology, Government, History, Biological Sciences, International Relations, Anthropology, Human Development, and Art.
The College’s teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The Camels are a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).