University of Connecticut campus

Overview

Applicants
34,978
Acceptance Rate
53%

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 690
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,540
with Terminal Degree
1,181

891
Men
649
Women
309
Minority
71
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Horticultural Science

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Physiology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Gene/Genetic Therapy
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • International Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Students Say

The University of Connecticut may be "known for our amazing athletics," but it's also "one of the top research universities and state schools," a "university truly cares about their students." As one political science major puts it, UConn is "unique because it is comprised of all different types of students both in backgrounds and ethnicities. What makes us different than other universities is our cohesiveness despite these differences. We all go to one school, we all cheer on the same team, and we all bleed blue." While "basketball games are like religion," students say that, "UConn is focused on academic achievement." For one student, the school's main appeal is that it is a "large, public university [with] a variety of programs and diversity on campus." As the "flagship state school," UConn provides "research opportunities for undergrads" and "every student is supported in order to be the most successful student possible; UConn cares." When it comes to professors, the "performance level [varies], more so during the first couple years when the students are required to take general education requirements." Students say that in more advanced, major-specific courses, "the professors tend to be more interested in the topics of the course and thus more engaging." Those professors are "truly amazing, inspiring, and add so much to my academics" but the general consensus is that "UConn is a really big university, so professors can be hit or miss."

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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,096

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,102

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,418

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,999

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

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,224
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$33,016
Required Fees
$2,842
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$850

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,776
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,436
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,826
Foreign Countries Represented
113

Demographics

10.20%
Asian
5.44%
African-American
8.80%
Hispanic
60.60%
Caucasian
6.59%
Unknown
5.37%
International

50% female
50% male
23% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

UConn students are typically "very diverse due to the large student body"—you can find "students who love to go out every weekend at the bar [and] you can find students whose hobby is knitting or [to] go to ComiCONN…there really is a peer group for everyone." The students, "the majority of which are from Connecticut," are "uniquely passionate and spirited." As one student puts it, the school is comprised of "many small communities based on academics, sports, clubs, and interests, that come together to form a large community connected by a mutual love of UConn." Some pinpoint the average student as "white, upper middle class and wears L.L. Bean boots, North Face coats" but others stress that "it's a big school, so there is no one word to describe my peers." With "more happening on campus than you expect," there are "athletic teams and Greek life" but also "human rights organizations, activists and volunteers."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
70%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

"Since it's a big school, there is always something going on on campus, whether it's free movies, lectures, concerts, food, or more." For students who want to experience nature, "There's always the opportunity to go outdoors and walk to Horsebarn Hill, go on runs around campus or go on hikes in the UConn forest." Even though the campus a little off the beaten path—one transfer student laments "the nickname for Storrs is Snores"—students say "the downtown area has developed into its own mini city" with restaurants and cafés. As one student puts it, "I am never bored on the weekend between the many shows and concerts, movies and other activities offered by the university." Greek life plays a significant role on campus—some say that "Greek life dominates many aspects of social scene" while others say only that there are "frat parties if you're into that kind of scene." The school's reputation for top notch athletics is legendary; as one student puts it, "the celebrations after victories are unlike anything I've ever experienced elsewhere." Some students are frustrated that "athletics sometimes overshadows academic achievements in funding" but others underscore the rigorousness of UConn's academics, saying "UConn is a research school so classes are difficult and professors will not go out of their way to ensure you get a good grade." When it comes to kicking back after a long week, one student succinctly sums up the alcohol culture at the school: "UConn doesn't seem to be a party school, it is a drinking school—there is a difference."

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

10% 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.

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
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, 2015.

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.