Mitchell College

437 Pequot Ave 
New London CT 6320 

(860) 701-5000

Mitchell College

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For the North Carolina college formerly known as Mitchell College, see Mitchell Community College.
Mitchell College
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Former names
New London Junior College
Type Private
Established 1938
Affiliation None
Endowment $6.1 million[1]
Chairman Elizabeth Ivey
President Janet L. Steinmayer, J.D.
Academic staff
Students 778[2]
Location New London, Connecticut, United States
Campus 68 acres (0.28 km2)
Suburban; Residential; Waterfront [3]
Colors              Red, White, and Black
Athletics NCAA Division III
Sports 15 Varsity Teams [4]
Nickname Mariners
Mascot Mitch the Mariner
Affiliations CUNYAC

Mitchell College is a private liberal arts college on the Thames River, in New London, Connecticut, in the United States.[2] It was founded in 1938 on the former estate of Alfred Mitchell.[citation needed] In 2015 it had 778 students and faculty of 68; admission rate was 70%.[2] Facilities include on-campus housing, a café, an ice cream shop, a preserve area known as "Mitchell Woods", playing fields, and a beach.[citation needed]

The college offers associate and bachelor's degrees in fourteen subjects including the behavioral sciences, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education and sports administration.[2]


The college sports teams are known as the Mariners. Until the NCAA ruling on the Native American mascot controversy, they were called the Pequots.[citation needed]

The college competes in NCAA Division III in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, sailing, soccer and tennis for men, and basketball, cross country, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women.[2]

Sources: Google Maps, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers

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