Connecticut Best Colleges Comparison

View the Connecticut Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Connecticut Statistics

There are 94 colleges in Connecticut - 34 public and 60 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $22,692 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $21,612. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,156 and the average acceptance rate is 70% for Connecticut Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Connecticut. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Connecticut colleges at Connecticut Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Connecticut Statistics
Top 19 colleges in ConnecticutAll colleges in Connecticut
Number of Schools19 schools
(6 public, 13 private)
94 schools
(34 public, 60 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$12,299 (in-state)
$39,363 (out-of-state)
$8,426 (in-state)
$22,692 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,907 (in-state)
$24,566 (out-of-state)
$13,907 (in-state)
$21,612 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$22,005$9,611
Test Scores1,182 SAT, 26 ACT 1,156 SAT, 26 ACT
Acceptance Rate64.06% 69.58%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.17% 25.38%
Population137,527198,218
Undergraduate101,511161,235
Graduate36,01636,983
Graduation Rate64.72%61.17%
Transfer-out Rate16.00%15.57%
Students to Faculty Ratio12.53 to 112.69 to 1

Top Colleges In Connecticut Comparison

Next table lists the top 19 colleges in Connecticut for academic year 2019-2020. Yale University ranked top in the Connecticut Best Colleges Comparison and Wesleyan University and Trinity College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $39,363 for undergraduate programs $24,566 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Connecticut is 1,182 and the acceptance rate is 64.06%. The average students to faculty ratio is 12.53 to 1 for top colleges in Connecticut. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Connecticut Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Yale University
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Private, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT
$57,700 $58,244 12,0607% 1,520 SAT
34 ACT
4 to 1
2 Wesleyan University
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Private, 4 yearsMiddletown, CT
$59,416 $51,979 3,05321% - 8 to 1
3 Trinity College
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Private, 4 yearsHartford, CT
$59,050 $50,599 2,24136% 1,374 SAT
31 ACT
9 to 1
4 Connecticut College
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Private, 4 yearsNew London, CT
$59,025 $30,635 1,73738% 1,380 SAT
32 ACT
9 to 1
5 University of Connecticut
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Public, 4 yearsStorrs, CT
$40,502
($17,834)
$13,883 27,21556% 1,280 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
6 Quinnipiac University
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Private, 4 yearsHamden, CT
$50,760 $23,930 9,74682% 1,175 SAT 15 to 1
7 University of Saint Joseph
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Private, 4 yearsWest Hartford, CT
$41,736 $23,049 2,30578% 1,070 SAT
23 ACT
7 to 1
8 Central Connecticut State University
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Public, 4 yearsNew Britain, CT
$24,906
($11,502)
$6,704 10,65265% 1,060 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
9 University of New Haven
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Private, 4 yearsWest Haven, CT
$41,654 $22,346 6,96191% 1,135 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
10 Albertus Magnus College
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Private, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT
$35,410 $15,076 1,38481% 970 SAT
19 ACT
14 to 1
11 Southern Connecticut State University
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Public, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT
$25,226
($11,822)
$5,966 9,33180% 1,000 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
12 University of Bridgeport
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Private, 4 yearsBridgeport, CT
$35,760 $23,609 4,15571% 1,025 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
13 Fairfield University
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Private, 4 yearsFairfield, CT
$51,325 $24,395 5,51356% 1,265 SAT
29 ACT
12 to 1
14 Sacred Heart University
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Private, 4 yearsFairfield, CT
$44,350 $18,153 9,31366% - 14 to 1
15 Eastern Connecticut State University
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Public, 4 yearsWillimantic, CT
$25,708
($12,304)
$7,228 4,64470% - 14 to 1
16 University of Hartford
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Private, 4 yearsWest Hartford, CT
$43,560 $26,178 6,49377% 1,115 SAT
26 ACT
8 to 1
17 Post University
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Private, 4 yearsWaterbury, CT
$15,458 $6,030 13,84497% - 23 to 1
18 Western Connecticut State University
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Public, 4 yearsDanbury, CT
$25,185
($11,781)
$5,710 5,24681% - 12 to 1
19 Charter Oak State College
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Public, 4 yearsNew Britain, CT
$11,166
($8,553)
$4,384 1,634- - 13 to 1
Average$39,363
($12,299)
$22,005 137,52764.06% 1,182 SAT 12.53 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020