Colleges in Connecticut

Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut has 1,065 miles of coastal shoreline and is the southernmost part of the New England region. Colleges in Connecticut include the state’s public institutions, the Connecticut State system, as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy. The oldest institution in the Constitution State is Yale University, established in 1701. Top industries are advanced manufacturing, bioscience, digital media, and green technology, as well as insurance and financial services. As the third smallest state in the US, it can be traversed from end to end in less than two hours and has a “humid continental climate,” meaning cold winters and humid summers. It’s home to the Holy Land, USA, the Mystic Seaport, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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Yale University

Yale University is a large research institution chartered in 1701, making it the third-oldest institution of higher education in the US. On top of the numerous academic undergrad degrees at Yale College, students also have access to Multidisciplinary...

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Yale offers everything that I wanted in a school. It has a beautiful campus, wonderful faculty and incredible residential college system. The students here are super motivated and driven, but the atmosphere isn't competitive so even though you are...

” – MK
University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a public research university that houses 14 schools and colleges, and more than 100 undergraduate majors. Centered around Horsebarn Hill, the university features a floriculture greenhouse, animal barns, and Dairy Bar...

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The classes are very in depth. With the size of the classes, there isn't much one one one time with the professor, if any, so how much you learn depends completely on you. You can choose to stay on top of things on your own or you can utilize the...

” – Lilia from Willington, CT
Wesleyan University

Founded in 1831 by a group of local citizens and Methodist leaders, Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution in central Connecticut. Wesleyan confers bachelor’s degrees in 45 academic majors. For students interested in the fine and...

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Around campus, there is a general environment of smart, open-minded individuals who are, by a large margin, happy to be at Wesleyan. The free exchange of ideas is valued greatly by students and professors alike. The professors are very engaging and...

” – Brendan from Middletown, CT
University of Hartford

The University of Hartford is a 4-year private school in Connecticut’s capital city. UHart was originally founded as a commuter school for returning World War II soldiers and is now home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergrad degrees in...

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The first year at any college, you will have to take classes outside of your major. Hartford has All University Curriculum classes (normally referred to as Gen-Eds). The classes fall under the categories of Arts, Culture, Technology and Science....

” – Sarah R.
University of New Haven

Originally founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a 4-year private institution on the New Haven coast. UNH is home to six colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 100 fields of study. Additionally, the UNH...

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Although snow days are fun, I actually look forward to going to class! I learn so much at every class session. The professors are all well experienced in the fields I am studying and incorporate their experiences with the information in the textbooks...

” – Yesenia from Ontario, CA
Trinity College

Originally founded as Washington College in 1823, Trinity College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Hartford and the second oldest college in Connecticut. Trinity offers bachelor’s degrees in 41 academic majors and provides the chance to earn 200...

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This college is great if you want to become successful in life. Since its a liberal arts college it prepares you in other fields of study that do not directly relate to your major. Campus life is wonderfully filled with a diversity of people who are...

” – Hard working student
Quinnipiac University

A private university, Quinnipiac University is comprised of three regional campuses in Connecticut that feature the College of Arts and Sciences and eight professional schools. Quinnipiac puts extra emphasis on professions and career-readiness...

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The professors at Quinnipiac University are extremely helpful. Sure, you'll find an exception to that rule, but I have found that the majority of teachers excel at aiding their students in their education, and personal growth. I dare say that in my...

” – Gray from Kinnelon, NJ
Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in southwest Connecticut and the first Catholic university in the nation to be staffed by non-clergy members. The second largest Catholic university in the Northeast, Sacred Heart is home...

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Sacred Heart's curriculum is challenging yet useful. Everything taught is applied to the community outside of Sacred Heart. Most teachers form a personal relationship with their students which makes it helpful to ask for extra help if there isn't...

” – Connecticut
Fairfield University

Founded by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a 4-year Jesuit institution in coastal Connecticut. Fairfield provides a liberal arts education and offers degrees in 44 academic majors as well as 16 interdisciplinary majors. As a Catholic...

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Fairfield has a beautiful campus year round. It is close and convenient to get to New York City. The is always something for everyone, whether it be majors, sports, clubs, or organizations.

” – Katherine from Woodbury, CT
University of Bridgeport

With campus along the coast of the Long Island Sound, the University of Bridgeport is a private institution in southern Connecticut. UB is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences offering degrees in over 125 academic...

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University of Bridgeport is a wonderful college with many caring staff. The staff are not there just to receive checks, they really care and want to help you succeed. With my past college experiences, UB is by far the best with friendly and caring...

” – Yalisa from West Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution focused on liberal arts and professional training. SCSU is part of the Connecticut State University System and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. All students must complete a Liberal...

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Southern is a school that offers lots of help as needed for any student. Many teachers are available through email and some offer extra help sessions that are very helpful. Learning can be done on your own but it is very helpful to have staff...

” – Amanda from CT
Connecticut College

With campus overlooking the Thames River and Long Island Sound, Connecticut College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Connecticut. Connecticut grants bachelor’s degrees in 70 academic fields of study and students also have the opportunity...

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Connecticut College provides a personalized approach to a liberal arts education. Each student is given the opportunity to craft their own major and minor to ensure a successful future. Undoubtedly, Conn students are on a fast track to a career in...

” – Olivia from Hopewell Junction, NY
Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is Connecticut’s oldest public university and the largest institution in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. CCSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Graduate Studies...

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I am in the Schools Honor program and am learning so much from all of my honors and non honors classes. most of my teachers have been very helpful and they all know what they are talking about and are enthusiastic about it. I am also learning a lot...

” – Jessica from South Windsor, CT
Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is a 4-year liberal arts institution and the third oldest public university in Connecticut. ECSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all students are required to fulfill...

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eastern is a great liberal arts school that is concerened with their students education. ecsu is a great size where the professors know you by name and can be more one-on-one with you to help you succeed. this school also has a helpful advising staff...

Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year institution calling Danbury, CT, home. The university is comprised of two campuses within 3 miles of each other: a 34-acre campus downtown called Midtown and a 364-acre campus called Westside. WCSU is...

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With professors that are clearly knowledgeable in their respective profession, a quality education is sure to be attained while attending WestConn. Not only do every one of the teachers I have studied under have given me a quality education with...

” – Michael from Charlton, MA

Mitchell College is a private institution located in New London, Connecticut, along the Thames River. The school provides a liberal arts education as well as professional studies. Popular majors include communications, homeland security, and...

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Good, Helpful, Expensive.

” – Estephanie from Sleepy Hollow, NY

Located just outside of Hartford, Manchester Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. MCC features 47 academic programs and continuing education courses in 21 fields of study as well as an Honors College. Several...

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The professors at Manchester Community College are great. Many of the professors that I've had for general education classes and for specific social services classes are extremely informative, organized, and all around great professors.

” – Elizabeth from Colchester, CT

The University of Saint Joseph is a private Roman Catholic institution that focuses on Christian values. The 90-acre campus features a ministry, an athletic center, an interdisciplinary writing center, a center for student research, eight science...

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You definitely learn a lot. This is a small school, and for the most part, the professors here are interested in helping their students learn the subjects that they teach. They always have office hours or you can send an email and get a response...

” – J from Groton, CT
United States Coast Guard Academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy is a service academy located in coastal Connecticut and the only military academy overseen by the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard offers bachelor’s degrees in nine professional or engineering...

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Top notch education from highly educated civilians and officers.

” – Joshua from Edinboro, PA

Goodwin College is a private institution based in East Hartford, Connecticut. Classes are offered year round, with evening, weekend, and online options, and the curriculum is career-focused.  Nursing, human services, and medicine are among the most...

Albertus Magnus College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Haven, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York City. The college offers over 50 major and minor areas of study for undergraduates, as well as 10 graduate...

Norwalk Community College is a 2-year community college in southwest Connecticut. NCC awards degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and many classes are available online. The NCC enrollment is very diverse and includes students from 87...

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Norwalk Community College is a wonderful school with awsome programs. The teachers are outstanding.

” – Waltecia from Bridgeport, CT

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a 2-year public community college in Waterbury, Connecticut. As part of every NVCC’s First Year Experience (FYE) course, all incoming students  take part in a shared reading experience. NVCC’s Degree Works...

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The teachers are very knowledgeable in this school and are patient in answering any questions you may have. They make learning possible for any student regardless of where they are on the i.q spectrum. The teachers cover every crucial aspect of...

” – Stephanie from Naugatuck Valley Community College

Housatonic Community College is a 2-year institution in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with five academic departments. HCC features two types of associate degrees, the standard as well as associate degrees for transfer, many of which are direct pathways to...

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Housatonic Community college is an ideal school for individuals who have lower incomes and/or are minorities. It is located in downtown Bridgeport in close proximity to buses, train station and ferry. HCC has transfer partnerships with four year...

” – Michele from Derby, CT

Capital Community College is a 2-year institution in Hartford, the only one in Connecticut’s capital city. With over 45 countries represented in its student body, CCC is home to the Center for Language and Culture, which hosts diverse events as well...

Gateway Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. GCC offers over 90 degrees and certificates and career-track programs in four departments. Workforce training is available at the Gateway Resource Education and...

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I'm learning PLENTY!!! Believe me. (It's all good!)
Even though it's just a community college, don't expect things to be so easy. The professors here really *work* their students, and for good reason too -- they want to see their students SUCCEED...

” – Lysette from New Haven, CT

Tunxis Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban campus in Farmington, Connecticut. Tunxis offers over 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs, for either college transfer or job placement and also maintains a...

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MOST DEFINITELY! =)

” – Ashley from New Britain, CT
University of Connecticut-Stamford

University of Connecticut-Stamford is an extension campus of UConn founded in 1952. The university operates the Connecticut Information Technology Institute which provides cyber-business research and IT developments. It is home to an outdoor park...

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Be especially careful when choosing your professors. I use Ratemyproff to carefully select mine. There may be a required class which only has one prof, if that's the case try to get a tutor (I use Wyzant). 

Don't be scared though, I've had amazing...

” – Melissa from Stamford, CT

Founded by the Connecticut State Legislature with a mission to help students complete their higher education degrees, Charter Oak State College is an online college based out of the Hartford metro area. Charter Oak State offers a number of online...

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Diverse and universal at the same time is how I would describe Charter Oak State College.
The online education experience is above any other academic institution's that I have tried.
The faculty is helpful, knowledgable and involved in your...

” – Jamie from Thomaston, CT

Asnuntuck Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Connecticut. ACC offers associate degrees in 20 fields of study as well as 28 certificate-granting programs. For students interested in the fine arts, ACC’s Corridor Gallery...

Middlesex Community College (CT)

Middlesex Community College is a 2-year college in central Connecticut. MXCC offers degrees and certificates in over 60 fields of study. Students in the college’s Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program craft prescription glasses and contacts for...

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The collage helps student to prepare to the university and to integrate smoothly into collage studies . The college instructors informative and helpful .

” – Liron from Meriden, CT

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a 2-year institution and the one of the smallest community colleges in Connecticut. NCCC is home to five academic pathways of degree and certificate-granting programs. Among the college’s Public Services...

Originally founded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship is a 50-week graduate program of nutrition science. The YNHH Internship is available in two tracks with a concentration on clinical emphasis...

Quinebaug Valley Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern Connecticut and is home to over 50 academic programs granting degrees and certificates. The Quinebaug Valley Education division hosts a Pathways to Teaching program where students...

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QVCC is small and the teacher to student ratio helps you get a lot of one on one help, which is very important. The faculty will help students by being flexible around their work schedules. They will also be flexible when it comes to deadlines. The...

” – Stephanie from Ballouville, CT

Named for the Thames, Yantic, and Shetucket Rivers, Three Rivers Community College is a 2-year institution in southeast Connecticut. TRCC is home to five academic departments offering associate degree and certificate-granting programs as well as an...

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Three Rivers is a great option for anyone looking to save money before transferring to a four-year university. There are tons of opportunities to get involved with, and just as many people to talk to about your educational and vocational future. It...

” – David from Norwich, CT

The University of Connecticut Avery Point is a public, 4-year institution established in Groton. As a land and sea grant institution, UConn Avery Point is primarily a research college. The college’s seaside, 72-acre campus, which is situated on a...

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A very active and fun campus with very friendly people. The atmosphere is gentle and caring along with competitive students looking to excel in life. It is a great place to be!

” – Peter from Meriden, CT

The University of Connecticut Waterbury is a satellite campus in the UConn system. UConn Waterbury features bachelor’s degree programs in eight subjects including Urban & Community Studies and provides the first two years of instruction for over 110...

Hartford Seminary is a graduate theological institution in Connecticut’s state capital with a multi-faith student body and the first United States-based seminary to admit women to its academic programs. Hartford offers four master’s degrees in...

With campus a short distance from the Connecticut River, Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in the Hartford metro area. In addition to a Priestly Formation program, HA confers bachelor’s degrees in five theological...

Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians is a public, technical education institution located in Fairfield County. The college offers an Aviation Maintenance Technology certification program, providing training in nearly 50 skilled trade...

Established in 1955, Rensselaer at Hartford is a branch of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute located in Connecticut. The college offers three master’s degree programs in IT & Web Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering & Technology...

Howell/Cheney THS/CT Aero Tech School is a technical and vocational school in the Hartford metro area. CheneyTech hosts career-centered academic programs in 10 fields of study including the only Diesel and Welding Technology programs in Connecticut...

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