To identify the Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Connecticut anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Connecticut

Connecticut has more than 100 colleges and universities both public and private options. New Haven’s Yale University is probably the most well-known institution in the state and one of the world’s most renowned universities overall.

But the list of prestigious private Connecticut colleges doesn’t stop there. Wesleyan University, Sacred Heart University , Stamford Campus, Quinnipiac University, Hamden and Trinity College, Even public universities here impressive as the University of Connecticut, Storrs has been the highest ranked public university in New England for eight years running, according to U.S. News and World Report.

University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University offer myriad of options in the public arena, too. Community colleges and career colleges in Connecticut are found in every major city including Highland, Norwich, Bridgeport and Danbury.

Regional Information About Connecticut
Major Cities: Bridgeport, New Haven, New Haven
Attractions: Mystic Seaport, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration
Cost of Living: Best Places Colorado Cost of Living
Popular Schools: YALE UNIVERSITY, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY,UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Connecticut takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Yale University
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  2. Wesleyan University
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  3. Trinity College - Connecticut
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  4. University of Connecticut
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  5. Fairfield University
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  6. Connecticut College
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  7. Quinnipiac University
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  8. University of Connecticut - Stamford
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  9. University of Connecticut - Avery Point
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  10. Eastern Connecticut State University
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  11. Central Connecticut State University
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  12. University of Saint Joseph
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  13. University of New Haven
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  14. Sacred Heart University
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  15. Southern Connecticut State University
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  16. University of Hartford
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  17. Albertus Magnus College
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  18. University of Connecticut - Tri-Campus
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  19. Western Connecticut State University
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  20. Goodwin College
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