Connecticut College was founded in 1911 as a women’s college in response to an announcement by neighboring Wesleyan that it would no longer admit women. Since making the transition to co-education, Conn has established itself as an outstanding liberal arts college and is well-known for its study abroad programs. At just over nineteen hundred students, the college is about the same size as Bates and Bowdoin, the smallest of the schools that make up the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Visitors to the school are immediately struck by the natural setting of the 750-acre arboretum campus set at the highest point in New London overlooking the Thames River. The campus contains a pond, woods and hiking trails and students can be seen studying, hiking or bike riding throughout the fall and spring (although New England’s harsh winters can blanket the campus in snow in January and February). Continue reading Campus Visit: Connecticut College→