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University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
The University of Connecticut, founded in 1881, is a public, comprehensive university. It is recognized for its excellent academic programs and internationally acclaimed faculty. In addition to an extensive variety of top-quality academic programs offered at the undergraduate level, UConn is the only public university in New England with a School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and School of Law. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Family Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy; and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. The university is fast becoming the school of choice for incoming freshmen: enrollment has jumped dramatically in recent years while academic quality has also increased. The university is currently in the midst of an historic building program called UCONN 2000, a nationally unprecedented ten-year, $1 billion program to renew, rebuild and enhance UConn's campuses. The 4,104-acre campus is located in Storrs, 30 miles from Hartford.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 18,395
   Women 9,116 (49.6%)
   Men 9,279 (50.4%)
Graduate Students 8,146
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 50% of 31,280 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 634 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 600 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $30,002
Out-of-state: $51,794
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $14,066
Out-of-state: $35,858
  Room and Board $12,436
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $14,256
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,209
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Storrs Population 15,344
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 13% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.2% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
8.2% Unknown
International Students 4.2% from 79 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 67.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%