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.

Website: www.uconn.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,395
Undergraduate
Students
(49.6%) 9,116 Women
(50.4%) 9,279 Men
8,146
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
510 - 710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,044
Out-of-state: $53,112
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,880
Out-of-state: $36,948
Room and Board
$12,514
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$14,256
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,999
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,223
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
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Campus Life

Storrs Population
15,344
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
71% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

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%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone
(860) 486-3137
Fax
(860) 486-1476
E-mail
beahusky@uconn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 31,280 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 16,550 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 14,730 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,796 (24%) of 15,629 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,892 (22%) of 8,495 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,904 (27%) of 7,134 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
4,107
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,761
Students Admitted From Wait List
1,409

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510 - 710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
29%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
600-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
33%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
8%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 50%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,044
Out-of-state: $53,112
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,880
Out-of-state: $36,948
Room and Board
$12,514
Books and Supplies
$850
Other Expenses
$2,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@uconn.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001417
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,949 (82.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,026 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,995 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
286 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$14,256
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,384 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,827
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,458 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,683
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,016 (50.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
463 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,535

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,722 (72.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,940 (78.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,751 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,263 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$13,545
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,154 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,754
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,255 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,715
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,521 (36.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,972 (11.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,519

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,999
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,039
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
178
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
918
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
781
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,040
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Education, pharmacy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,223
Part-Time Faculty
366
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2220
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Professional Master of Science, Master of Dental Sciences, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Western European Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
15,344
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
4,099 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Willimantic
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Hartford

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
71% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
29%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf     x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
18,395
Women
9,116 (49.6%)
Men
9,279 (50.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
17,677
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
8,146

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
79.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
81.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Average Starting Salary
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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