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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students18,032
   Women8,855 (49.1%)
   Men9,177 (50.9%)
Graduate Students7,879


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate54% of 27,479 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math631 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading602 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing607 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,274
Out-of-state: $48,454
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,700
Out-of-state: $32,880
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met59%
Average Freshman Award$12,537
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes


Storrs Population15,344
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing96% of freshmen, 72% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities13% of women participate
Fraternities10% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.1% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.8% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students3.4% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.52 3.83 613 596 599 27
Low 1.90 2.40 380 390 390 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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• UConn's unusual tournament, Oozeball, is basically volleyball played in mud.

• Agricultural research at UConn showed how hens lay more eggs with the lights on.

• Traditionally, 95 percent of UConn's Law School graduates are employed within nine months of graduation.

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