University of Connecticut (“UConn”), located in Storrs, was originally founded in 1881 as an agricultural school. In 1893, the school changed to a land grant college. During the 1940s, social work, nursing, and graduate programs were added to the curriculum. Today, the rural, 4,000-acre campus is the home to over 19,300 undergraduate and 8,300 graduate students. There are many programs for graduate school, including the Neag School of Education. The campus also earns research funds as a sea grant institution. The university belongs to New England’s Knowledge Corridor and the Universitas 21, which works with 24 research universities to promote global citizenship.

UConn students can complete bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through a variety of schools, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the School of Business, and the School of Law. For undergraduates, there are more than 100 majors and 87 minors to choose from. The most popular majors are business, management, marketing, and related support services; social sciences; health professions; biological and biomedical sciences; and engineering. The student to faculty ratio is about 16 to 1, and 51% of classes have less than 20 students.

Although there aren’t many opportunities for social activities off campus, there are many things to do on the UConn campus. Because roughly 70% of undergrad and graduate students live on campus, there is a lively social atmosphere. With more than 450 student-run organizations, there are always groups to join. There is an active Greek presence, with more than 32 chapters. About 12% of the male population is affiliated with a fraternity and 17% of women with a sorority. There is even specially-designated Greek housing in the ‘Husky Village.’ The campus is run by the Student Union Board of Governors and the Undergraduate Student Government. Students can also get involved with the daily student newspaper, The Daily Campus, or the Huskyvision TV channel.

Sports are a significant part of the university’s environment. The Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision. In many sports, they participate in the American Athletic Conference. Students who are interested in athletics and prefer a rural setting for their college experience will enjoy the many academic opportunities UConn offers.


Acceptance Rate

UConn acceptance rate

Class Standing

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SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

University of Connecticut SAT score

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

U Conn ACT test score
UConn ACT English test score

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2017 (Class of 2021) applicants: 35,980
Enrolled: 3,822
Yield: 22%
Acceptance rate: 49%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 1,780
Admitted off waitlist: 148
Acceptance rate: 8.3%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 2,850
Acceptance rate: 52.2%

Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 51%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Critical Reading: 550-650
SAT Math: 580-690
SAT Writing: 550-650

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 26-31
ACT English: 26-30
ACT Math: 25-31

Standardized Test Requirements

UConn requires the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT required

University of Connecticut does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

U Conn does not require the SAT subject tests SAT Subject Tests not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

UConn graduation rates

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

University of Connecticut score card

Salary After Attending

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 70%
6 years: 82%

Transferred to another school: 13%
Loan default rate: 2.2%
Total Rhodes Scholars: 0
Salary after attending: $55,800

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 49
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 3
Burglaries: 15
Car thefts: 15

Financial Aid

Total Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

UConn financial aid

Average In State Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

In-state tuition, room and board (2018-2019): $25,723

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2018-2019)
In-state: $28,605
Out-of-state: $52,973

Net Cost (in-state)
Average: $19,064

By income
$0 to $30,000: $11,626
$30,001 to $48,000: $12,129
$48,001 to $75,000: $18,522
$75,001 to $110,000: $23,635
$110,001 and more: $26,870

Graduates with student debt: 60%

Average student debt at graduation: $28,147

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

UConn undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Women: 50%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 51%
20 to 39: 28%
40 to 99: 14%
100+: 7%

Student Population
Total: 27,721
Undergraduate: 19,324

Student Residence
In State: 63%
Out of State: 32%
International: 5%

University of Connecticut


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This page was last updated in May 2018.