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Number of
4-year colleges in Connecticut

132,403

Students attending
4-year colleges in Connecticut

$24,977

Average
in-state tuition

$29,693

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Connecticut College

New London, CT

105 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Connecticut College

New London, CT

Total undergraduates: 1,817
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $27,397
Average salary: $53,400
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

148 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Total undergraduates: 4,113
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: $37,799
Average salary: $69,800
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

240 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Total undergraduates: 7,305
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $38,665
Average salary: $60,600
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Total undergraduates: 5,603
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: $40,177
Average salary: $54,300
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

84 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Total undergraduates: 2,221
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $28,594
Average salary: $58,800
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

46 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

Total undergraduates: 1,044
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

124 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

Total undergraduates: 19,241
Acceptance rate: 47%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $55,800
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

480 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

Total undergraduates: 5,069
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: $30,789
Average salary: $45,200
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

33 Forbes

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Total undergraduates: 2,976
Acceptance rate: 16%
Average annual cost: $24,251
Average salary: $49,200
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Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Yale University

New Haven, CT

3 Forbes
Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

Best colleges in Connecticut 2019

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Total undergraduates: 5,746
Acceptance rate: 6%
Average annual cost: $18,053
Average salary: $83,200
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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