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Home · Connecticut College

Page Load Speed

57.3 sec in total

First Response

110 ms

Resources Loaded

35.2 sec

Page Rendered

21.9 sec screenshot

About Website

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Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society.


Key Findings

We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 110 ms and then it took 57.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics performance score


Network Requests Diagram

110 ms

404 ms


51 ms


304 ms


303 ms

Our browser made a total of 99 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 88% of them (87 requests) were addressed to the original, 5% (5 requests) were made to and 3% (3 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (10.2 sec) relates to the external source

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 495.0 kB (8%)

Content Size

6.2 MB

After Optimization

5.7 MB

In fact, the total size of main page is 6.2 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 85% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 5.6 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization


Potential reduce by 97.0 kB

  • Original 114.4 kB
  • After minification 108.9 kB
  • After compression 17.4 kB

HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 97.0 kB or 85% of the original size.

Image Optimization


Potential reduce by 24.4 kB

  • Original 5.6 MB
  • After minification 5.6 MB

Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Conncoll images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization


Potential reduce by 207.5 kB

  • Original 349.1 kB
  • After minification 348.9 kB
  • After compression 141.6 kB

It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 207.5 kB or 59% of the original size.

CSS Optimization


Potential reduce by 166.0 kB

  • Original 194.5 kB
  • After minification 191.8 kB
  • After compression 28.5 kB

CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 166.0 kB or 85% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 7 (8%)

Requests Now


After Optimization


The browser has sent 92 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Conncoll. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 8 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors SEO score


Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected


  • Language Claimed


  • Encoding


Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Conncoll. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: