CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Connecticut 2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-ct/
To identify the Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Connecticut students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Constitution State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Connecticut College - New London, CT
Central Connecticut State University - New Britain, CT
Fairfield University - Fairfield, CT
Quinnipiac University - Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
Trinity College - Hartford, CT
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
University of Hartford - Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph - West Hartford, CT
Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT
Yale University - New Haven, CT
From the very earliest colonial era, Connecticut was a dominant influence on American life, government, culture, and business. With significant wealth, as one of the first business centers of the colonies, and a well-educated leadership, Connecticut was the home of numerous Founding Fathers and one of the most critical players in the American Revolution. Connecticut helped bring the Industrial Revolution to America, and over the course of the 20th century grew numerous well-heeled suburbs for metropolitan New York City. Connecticut's heavily professional economy depends on college-educated workers, and the state's deep network of Ivy League schools, public research universities, elite liberal arts colleges, and regional institutions meets that need handily.
"Connecticut has too many world-class institutions to narrow down," according to Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris; "Ranking the best colleges and universities in Connecticut is an exercise in finding the most possible words for 'best.'" The shadow Yale University casts over the state is large - it is, after all, "a household name, the third university in the US and, for centuries, the standard for greatness." Connecticut's higher ed system must cover a lot of bases, with "a complex economy that requires an exceptionally high proportion of college graduates, from finance and high-tech manufacturing to healthcare and government." Sealey-Morris explains, "as one of the oldest colonies, Connecticut attracts historians and tourists; as one of the wealthiest states, Connecticut's hospitality and service economy is massive." From "the mighty UConn" to the "land of the elite liberal arts college," Connecticut has a unique position in higher education: as Sealey-Morris puts it, "when we say the best colleges and universities in Connecticut, we mean the best, period."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school. Students will not find a more comprehensive ranking of the top colleges and universities anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and finding your professional path after graduation.
SOURCE College Consensus