Who do you know who would be a great fit at Mitchell?

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The Quick Start Guide for Counselors and Education Professionals

You want to find a great fit for your students, and we couldn’t agree more! Contact us today to find out how Mitchell College is the perfect niche school for so many students. Download our Overview of the College or contact Kelby Chappelle, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.

chappelle_k@mitchell.edu | 860-701-5043

Visit Mitchell

Never visited Mitchell? Has it been a few years? A lot has changed! We’ve got a new academic model, new areas of study (Marine Biology), new programs for academic support (check out the Mystic Program), new initiatives (Honors Program and on-campus career labs), and new, revitalized facilities (The Red Barn Performing Arts space) you’ll want to know about! Come take a look around, take a campus tour, have lunch on us. Contact Kelby Chappelle at visit@mitchell.edu or 860-701-5043 to plan a visit.

Mitchell holds a unique place in the higher ed landscape

Diversity and academic support is in our DNA.

Our students hail from across the country and world. 36% are students of color and 22% report as first generation college students. In addition, Mitchell College sees the intrinsic value of including students with diverse ways of thinking. Estimates suggest 20% of people have learning differences, including perhaps 33% of entrepreneurs. True to our history, Mitchell College continues to offer deep and personalized attention to all of our students, including those with learning differences. In fact 35% of our students access one of our Living & Learning academic and social support programs. Our commitment to teaching to individual learning styles is unwavering. The Bentsen Learning Center and Thames at Mitchell both earn acclaim from parents and students, we introduced the new Mystic Program in 2019, and we routinely rank among the top colleges in the country for LD programs.

But that’s not the end of the story. The Mitchell College mission of celebrating and developing the power of unique minds makes us a particularly strong choice for many students.

For students who…

  • want the space, time and guidance to explore what is compelling to them
  • may have a learning style that doesn’t “fit” traditional education models, or
  • desire a small college experience where professors and staff are personally invested in their success…

…there is no better place to be.

Download the “Who Do You Know” Overview to find out more.


For all students, the personalized approach is the same:

  • identify untapped potential
  • offer a safe place of exploration with individualized academic tutoring and coaching to support and challenge
  • craft an educational experience based on student strengths and interests
  • engage students in intellectual, analytical and social growth that prepares them for full professional and personal lives
Mitchell Snapshot
  • Mitchell College is a small, innovative, 4-year nonprofit, coeducational, residential liberal arts college founded in 1938
  • Location: New London, CT. Suburban, residential, coastal campus situated on the Connecticut shoreline, one hour to Hartford or Providence and two hours to Boston or New York City
  • Bachelor degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs
  • Honors Program offered to select students
  • Our Integrative Career Development program is unique in that it is a four-year professional sequence guided by faculty and staff
  • Enrollment, Fall 2018:
    • 594 Mitchell students and 75 Thames students
    • 58% male; 42% female
    • 68% of all full-time Mitchell College students live on campus
    • Diversity: 36% are students of color
    • 14:1 student/faculty ratio
    • 14 students per class on average
    • 95% of all degree seeking students receive need or merit-based financial aid
    • Approximately 20% of students access services in the Bentsen Learning Center
    • Athletics: Fall 2018, 27% of students were athletes; Fall 2019, 36% of students are athletes; 12 NCAA Division III varsity sports
    • Performing arts opportunities include theater and select chorus; classes, technical experience and performing roles are also available through Mitchell College’s resident theatre company, Flock Theatre.
    • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 
    • Campus: 68 acres that include two private beaches, athletic fields, newly constructed Red Barn performing arts space, a pond and wooded trails (Mitchell Woods); historic homes and newer construction comprise administrative, instructional, athletic and residential buildings
    • Thames at Mitchell College is a unique college transition program on the campus of Mitchell College. Application to Thames is through the Common App or through the Unique Minds App. Learn more about the Thames application process at mitchell.edu/thames-apply
    Applying to Mitchell
    • Common App: Application to Mitchell College including transfer and international is through the Common Application.
    • Codes: Mitchell College CEEB code: 3528. Mitchell College FAFSA/US Dept. of Education code: 001393.
    • Documents: We receive documents through the Common App and Naviance.
    • Rolling: All applications to Mitchell College are evaluated on a rolling basis.
    • Test Scores: Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores is optional.
    • Decisions: Once a file is complete, an admissions decision will be sent via regular mail and/or email to the applicant in about three weeks.
    • Mitchell College Financial Aid
      • To be fully considered for all sources of need-based financial aid, students should submit the FAFSA.
      • Every student is automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships.
      • 95% of Mitchell College students receive financial aid through merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, loans, or employment.
    Applying to Thames
    • Application process for Thames at Mitchell College is at mitchell/edu/thames-apply.
    • Rolling: All applications to Thames at Mitchell College are evaluated on a rolling basis, continuing to accept applications until the class is full. As Thames spots fill quickly, students applying to Thames are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible for Fall 2019 consideration.
    • Decisions: Once a file is complete, an admissions decision will be sent via regular mail and/or email to the applicant in about three weeks.

    Learn More!

    Kelby Chappelle | 860-701-5043

    Office of Admissions
    Henry Hall
    Mitchell College
    437 Pequot Avenue
    New London, CT 06320

    Financial Aid

    Office of Financial Aid
    Henry Hall
    Mitchell College
    437 Pequot Avenue
    New London, CT 06320
    Phone: 860-701-3510
    Email: financialaid@mitchell.edu

    A few words on fit.


    "Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


    If you are looking for a college that: 


    • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

    • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

    • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

    • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

    • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

    • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

    • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

    • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

    • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




    …Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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