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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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."


Acceptance Rate

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

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 700
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 720

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 31

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Regular — January 15

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating

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Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Tansu Chiller
former Prime Minister of Turkey

Richard Mastracchio

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

University of Connecticut students graduate ready to tackle the world. And that's exactly what they do. After all, according to payscale. com, the average starting salary for UConn alums is $52,600 and the average mid-career salary is an impressive $91,800. Of course, this isn't too surprising given that the Center for Career Development primes them for success. To begin with, undergrads can receive one- on-one counseling from a career consultant. This helps them create targeted goals and strategies. Students can also participate in the UConn Internship and Coop Programs which provide real-world work experience and plenty of opportunities for networking. In addition, the Center does a phenomenal job attracting companies for both career fairs and on-campus recruiting. Corporations that have been known to recruit UConn students include United Airlines, Half Full Brewery and Mass Mutual.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



50% female
50% male
22% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

12% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Huskies)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Huskies)
14 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Rainbow Center

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


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

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Meg Malmborg
Executive Program Director

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



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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

during tour; appt. w/admissions counselor for ques

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Contact Admissions Office


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 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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