Mitchell College

Mitchell College

Quick Facts:
Location: New London, CT

Affiliation: private

Campus Setting: Suburban campus on the historic Thames River

GPA: 78+


Standardized Test: Test optional


Enrollment: 670


Student/Faculty ratio: 14:1   


Average class size: 14


Cost: $32,000 plus $13,500 for (housing)


Popular Majors: Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism, Business, Environmental Studies (utilize the beaches right on campus)

Campus Life:  

  • D-3 athletics
  • There are three specific programs to fit the needs of different learning styles for students who need additional support or who learn differently compared to traditional students: Thames at Mitchell College (transition program), The Bentsen Learning Center and The Mystic Program 
  • Through the Mitchell Ability Model students learn the ability to be flexible, capable and adaptable in the face of rapid change. Students tailor their education to their strengths, interests and academic goals and learn 7 essential abilities they will need to live and work to their potential: 1) Critical & Creative Thinking; 2) Communication; 3) Diversity & Global Perspectives; 4) Information and Communication Technology Literacy; 5) Analysis & Problem Solving; 6) Values, Ethics & Social Responsibility; and 7) Social Interaction.
  • Students then learn core information about a field of endeavor—Human Services, Leadership and Business Management, Sciences, or Teaching and Learning—with room to add concentrations and explore other interests while building skills through courses and work experience from their first semester on campus.


You may be interested in Mitchell College if you are considering: Curry College, Dean College, Manhattanville College, University of Hartford, Hartwick College


Worth Noting/Fun Facts: 

  • Michael’s Dairy is an ice cream parlor/creamery that is located right on Mitchell’s campus and offers over 45 flavors! Students majoring in Hospitality and Tourism have working internships in this business.
  • Two beaches, an arboretum and a nature preserve (Mitchell’s Woods) make up a portion of the 68 acre campus

References: Mitchell College website, Princeton Review website