Connecticut’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Connecticut.

Connecticut’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

Colleges and Universities in Connecticut

As the fourth oldest learning institute in the United States, Yale enrolls just over 15,000 students at its New Haven campus. Higher education in Connecticut includes both public and private institutions that offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. With 19 public schools and 20 private schools, students have a variety to choose from. Tuition for most of the state’s community colleges averages $4,000, while the cost for other public schools ranges from $8,000 to $16,000.

Students interested in psychology, economics, and communications can check out the University of Connecticut (UConn), which is home to the premier research institute for ecological psychology. Sacred Heart University, a Roman Catholic university, is known for its religious studies and business programs. And those looking for a smaller student population may want to check out Manchester Community College, which enrolls about 4000 students and offers affordable degrees in literature, biology, and social work.

Students in Connecticut can choose from a variety of higher education experiences fitting a full spectrum of budgets and career goals. Learn more and begin earning your degree from one of Connecticut’s top colleges or universities.


What are Connecticut’s Colleges & Universities?

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How do we determine Connecticut's best Christian colleges and universities?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.


There are 4 Christian colleges and universities in Connecticut. The best Christian schools below consist entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees and the following four conditions:

  1. It must self-identify as Christian.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.
  4. It must have a graduation rate greater than 50%.

Best Colleges & Universities in Connecticut

  1. #1

    Fairfield University

    Fairfield , CT
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    Tuition + fees

    $51K

    Acceptance

    56%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/28

    What is Fairfield University known for?

    Fairfield University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Education
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Engineering
    • Communications
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  2. #2

    Albertus Magnus College

    New Haven , CT

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    81%

    Graduation

    49%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    970/19

    What is Albertus Magnus College known for?

    Albertus Magnus College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Education
    • Business
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Criminal Justice
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

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  3. #3

    Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield , CT

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    66%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    9K

    What is Sacred Heart University known for?

    Sacred Heart University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Education
    • History
    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Communications
    • Nursing
    • Literature
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  4. #4

    University of Saint Joseph

    West Hartford , CT

    Tuition + fees

    $42K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    2K

    What is University of Saint Joseph known for?

    University of Saint Joseph ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Medical
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Nursing
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
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