Students Say

The University of Connecticut is an “academically strong, athletically powerful [and] environmentally aware” school that fosters “a strong sense of school pride.” The school “has big-time sports and activities in a large campus” while maintaining “a strong sense of school pride and community.” This “public ivy” is especially attractive to in-state students, providing them with “low,” “affordable” tuition and an “excellent return on investment.” UConn “instills direction and passion in each of [its] students” while “providing a well-rounded educational.”

Overview

Applicants
27,479
Acceptance Rate
54%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 650
SAT Math
580 - 680
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

The University of Connecticut is an “academically strong, athletically powerful [and] environmentally aware” school that fosters “a strong sense of school pride.” The school “has big-time sports and activities in a large campus” while maintaining “a strong sense of school pride and community.” This “public ivy” is especially attractive to in-state students, providing them with “low,” “affordable” tuition and an “excellent return on investment.” UConn “instills direction and passion in each of [its] students” while “providing a well-rounded educational.” This is a campus where everyone walks around with the hashtag “#BleedBlue” trending in their hearts. Academically, UConn is all about “Opportunities!!!” UConn “offers nearly any degree that one could possibly want,” a Chemistry major explains. “There are so many opportunities offered here at UConn that anyone could find their niche,” says a Mathematics and Statistics double major. The quality of professors seems to vary widely. The top level professors are “extremely knowledgeable,” “open to discussion” and “really want students to do their best.” However, “introductory professors don’t care as much as upper-level ones do” and many of the courses are taught by graduate students who are often “not native English speakers.” As a Division I sports school, “basketball is king” at UConn. This can sometimes be problematic. “It seems that athletics (mostly basketball) are a higher priority than academics,” one student says. Another bemoans the fact that the school is “cutting funding to the humanities” while “wasting money on huge sports stadiums!” Many other students love the “great social atmosphere” provided by “Huskies basketball!” “The campus itself is beautiful” and “has everything you need” including “great buildings and classrooms, and great student services.” At the end of the day, UConn is “a big, loud and extremely proud mess of blue.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,542
with Terminal Degree
1,200

921
Men
621
Women
457
Minority
56
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
82%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Tansu Chiller
former Prime Minister of Turkey

Richard Mastracchio
Astronaut

David Lee
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Les Payne
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Emeka Okafor
professional NBA player and philanthropist

Kathleen Murphy
president of Fidelity Personal Investing

Wally Lamb
best-selling author

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
72
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

The tuition at the University of Connecticut comes to about $9,858 for in-state students, and $30,038 for out-of-state students. The average need-based aid package comes to $12,917, with 48 percent of students receiving some aid, and on average 62 percent of demonstrated need is met.

Bang For Your Buck

Tuition at the University of Connecticut comes to about $9,858 for in-state students, and $30,038 for out-of-state students. The average aid package comes to $12,917, with 48 percent of students receiving some aid, and 63 percent of them reporting their financial need was met. A Business Management student says, “Best ‘bang’ for my buck! A great education for an even better price.” A Psychology student notes that “UConn is the #1 research university in New England. You get top-tier education for a fraction of the price . . . UConn is affordable with numerous avenues for meritand need-based aid, as well as departmental scholarships.” Students feel that UConn “makes a commitment to make studying as affordable as possible.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,407

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,318

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,451

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,600

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,389

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,858
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$30,038
Required Fees
$2,842
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$850

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,608
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

UConn students “are typically friendly, inclusive, and studious.” Demographically, they tend to be “middle class or upper-middle class” “Caucasian” and “most often from Connecticut.” While “they skew on the preppy side of the spectrum” and tend to wear “Sperry’s, Polo, Vera Bradley, etc.” this isn’t always the case. The university is large enough that “you have people in Greek life, hipsters who live in EcoHouse, theatre kids, you name it.” “As with all schools, there are cliques,” but “there is a ‘home’ or place for every student to fit in or belong to.” The safest way to dress on campus is in full “UConn attire” as “everyone is always wearing it.” “One of the things I like most is that there isn’t a typical student here,” a Mathematics major says. “We have so many majors and organizations on campus that I don’t think you can perfectly pinpoint the average UConn student.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,032
Out of State
21%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
99

Demographics

9.24%
Asian
5.46%
African-American
8.09%
Hispanic
65.73%
Caucasian
8.63%
Unknown
4.22%
International

49% female
51% male
21% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“The mantra around campus is definitely ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’,” meaning that “students at UConn love to party, but most take their studies seriously as well.” Your average student works “all week and then gets plastered on Friday” before rounding off the weekend “with a regret day Saturday and a work day Sunday.” “Parties are popular, but other UConn run activities are popular too,” one student argues. Student clubs and organizations are big on campus, with your average student being “involved in one to three clubs.” As one freshman explains: “There is a saying on campus that takes a spin on ‘there’s an app for that’; it goes, ‘there’s a club for that’ in reference to the fact that there is literally a club for any interest.” There are also “guest lectures almost every day on a wide array of topics” and “movies are also shown at the Student Union [on] Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.” The Jorgensen Theater puts on “tons of shows” in “a diverse range of acts, such as African tribal dancers, classical musicians…and a variety of plays, musicals, and ballets.” “UConn Pride runs deep throughout the campus community” and often manifests itself around Huskies sporting events, especially “football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, and men’s soccer games.” If students feel the itch to get off campus, the school is “located between New York, Boston, and Providence (and very close to Hartford) so there is no lack of places to take day trips.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
72%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
75
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
82

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Donna M. Korbel

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Please refer to the CSD website at http://www.csd.uconn.edu/documentation_guidelines.html

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Please refer to the CSD website at http://www.csd.uconn.edu/documentation_guidelines.html

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
656
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
16

11% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Huskies)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Huskies)
14 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Rainbow Center http://www.rainbowcenter.uconn.edu/

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

As a public research, land and sea grant university, UConn is home to Centers for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Geosciences, Clean Energy Engineering, Land Use Education & Research, Energy & Environmental Law, the Rankin Marine Sciences Laboratory, and the new CT Institute for Resiliency and Climate Adaptation. The University offers multiple BS degrees in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, a BA in Environmental Studies, and a unique new LLM in Energy & Environmental Law, all of which are supported by more than 600 sustainability-related courses. In furtherance of its Climate Action Plan, UConn recently completed retro-commissioning of 19 of its most energy-intensive buildings, along with retrofitted lighting and sensors at 115 buildings, together saving more than $2 million a year in energy costs and reducing the University’s carbon footprint by 17,000 tons. In 2014, ultra-efficient LED, Dark Skies-compliant lighting became UConn’s standard for indoor and outdoor lighting retrofits, which were implemented at dozens more facilities, including a remote parking lot and high-visibility arenas for its defending NCAA champion basketball and field hockey teams. For the second consecutive year, UConn received the first-place state Power of Change Award for energy efficiency in public facilities. Under a long-term agreement executed in late-2013, 40 percent of UConn’s purchased electricity is comprised of renewable energy. At the main campus, the remainder of UConn’s energy is self-generated by a 25MW natural gas-fired cogeneration facility and 400kW hydrogen fuel cell, both of which are clean and efficient enough to earn renewable energy credits under state law. UConn boasts several LEED Gold and Silver certified green buildings, totaling more than 1 million square feet, including those with certification pending. A new “living laboratory” reclaimed water facility recycles treated effluent from the University’s sewage plant, conserving up to 500,000 gallons of drinking water a day and helping achieve a 26 percent reduction in campus water usage since 2005, despite a concurrent 11 percent enrollment growth. About 10 percent of UConn’s light-duty vehicle fleet is now comprised of 16 hybrids and 11 EVs, and student transit options include a robust and free shuttle bus system, along with a car-sharing and pilot bike-sharing program. In 2014, these and other green campus statistics were published in UConn’s first Sustainability Progress Report.

Green Rating
97
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
23%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
320

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Meg Malmborg
Executive Program Director

Address
Lodewick Visitors Center
115 North Eagleville Road Unit 3225
Storrs, CT 06269-3225

Phone
860-486-4900

Email
tours@uconn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
William Benton Museum of Art
UConn Dairy Bar
Puppetry Museum
Green Houses
Jorgensen Auditorium and Connecticut Repertory Theater
Storrs Center, Student Union Food Court, UConn Co-op, J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum, Nathan Hale Inn, Connecticut Archaeology Center.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Caprilands Herb Farm
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
State Museum of Art

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Saturday-Sunday
8am-6pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sat-Sun
860-486-4900

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
during tour; appt. w/admissions counselor for ques

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT (north of Hartford) is approximately 40 miles from campus. Public transportation from the airport to campus is inconvenient and expensive; you must take a bus or taxi to Hartford, then another bus or taxi to Storrs via Willimantic. A rental car is a better alternative. Private limousine services include the Horizon Airport Shuttle (860-429-8002) and the Airport Shuttle (860-450- 2170). Call for rates and reservations.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north and south, take I-91 to I-84 in Hartford. Take I-84 northeast to Exit 68, then take Connecticut Rte. 195 S. to Storrs and the campus. Turn right on North Eagleville Rd. and turn left onto North Hillside Rd. Park in the north parking garage (fee charged). Tours begin in the visitor's center on the corner of N. Eagleville and N. Hillside Roads. The admissions office is located 1 block past the parking garage on Hillside Road. From Boston, take I-84 southwest to Exit 70; then take Connecticut Rte. 32 S. to Connecticut Rte. 195; take Rte. 195 S. to Storrs. From Providence, take U.S. 44 W. to Rte. 195, then 195 S. to Storrs.

Local Accommodations
On campus hotel services located at the Nathan Hale Inn (860-427-7888) or nathanhaleinn.com. Close to the campus (a mile and a half away) is Altnaveigh Inn (957 Storrs Rd.; 860-429-4490), a pleasant bed-and-breakfast that offers 6 rooms. Tolland Inn is about 7 miles from Storrs (see the Trinity College entry). If you prefer a standard motel, try the Best Western (Rtes. 195 and 6; 860-423-8451), 15 minutes from campus. Here you will find the usual amenities and, in addition, an adjacent shopping mall. Or consider the Quality Inn and Conference Center (51 Hartford Tpke., Vernon; 860-646-5700 or 1-800-228-5151), right off I-84 at Exits 63 and 64.
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Key Stats

27,479
Applicants
18,032
Size
54%
Acceptance Rate
1230
SAT Scores

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