Mitchell College

131 reviews
  1. New London, CT
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Mitchell College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
Address
437 Pequot Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$28,125/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,323/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,252/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,066/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,418/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,810/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
661Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Different special needs
    57%
  • Emotional
    14%
  • Intellectually/Emotionally Challenged
    14%
  • Unique
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Special
    50%
  • Different
    33%
  • Nightmare
    17%

After Mitchell College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

131 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    24
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    24
There is not much to do in New London. The area is relatively small and not buzzing with activity. If I wanted to go out to the mall, I would have to go into the next town. New London is cab city! I take a cab everywhere I go. It can get expensive. Shopping in Connecticut overall is expensive. I spent at least $40.00 (and up) at the local CVS.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 6 2014
The Financial Aid office is somewhat helpful with supplying students with aid for upcoming semesters, but if the school does not give you enough aid to cover both semesters you have to figure out a way to come up with the rest. My tips for getting financial aid at school are simple:

DO:

1. Talk to your Financial Aid office at your school and inquire about any balances you may owe for current or future semesters.

2. Apply for FASFA. This is extremely important if you do not pay for school out of pocket. Make sure you follow state deadlines.

3. Apply for scholarships and grants. Scholarships and grants are free money that you don't have to pay back after graduating (check to see if they are renewable..some are not). Apply, Apply!!!

DON'T:

1. Give up on finding money/aid for college. Keep applying. If you get denied by a scholarship, keep applying and start a paper trail.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 6 2014
Marijuana usage and alcohol consumption are greatly visible on campus. Entire dormitories and academic buildings reek of weed, bodily fluids and booze. Mountains of empty beer cans and bottles can be found in or around any designated trash or recycling area. Underclassmen have even resorted to using communal bathrooms as dumping grounds for their post-party wastes.

The college continually fails to punish students who promote, participate in or condone underage drinking and illegal drug use. A student who practices self-defense is more likely to get disciplinary probation than a student who is caught with an ounce of pot. If caught in rooms with other students engaging in said acts, the school will be more likely punish those who are in possession of the substance(s) or contraband, (e.g., you will be exempt from punishment if you simply declare their "innocence" and can offer no proof of direct involvement.)

Peer pressure doesn't really exist, since it's more so disabled students, overly-hormonal jocks, socially inept over-achievers and unmotivated stoners trying to live out a "conventional" college life-style. Yet, if you choose to abstain from partying, you will definitely feel bored and alienated, (especially during long weekends.)

The use of tobacco products is another huge issue on campus. Students consistently violate outdoor smoking policies, as they freely smoke across campus. Cigarettes are virtually an accepted form of currency at Mitchell, as a majority of students suffer from serious nicotine addictions. Even I, myself, being someone who had long declared refrain from such activities, have begun smoking cigarettes whilst here.

Thankfully, the abuse prescription medications and drugs like ecstasy and cocaine are less visible and frequent on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 13 2014