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 about 19,000 undergraduate and 8,000 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 110 majors and 90 minors to choose from. The most popular majors are business/marketing; engineering; social sciences; health professions and related programs; and mathematics and statistics. The student to faculty ratio is about 16 to 1, and 52% 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 65% of students live on campus, there is a lively social atmosphere. With more than 700 student-run organizations, there are always groups to join. There is an active Greek presence, with over 40 chapters. About 10% of the male population is affiliated with a fraternity and 14% 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 also significant part of the university’s environment. The Huskies compete in the NCAA 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

Academic Qualifications

UConn top 10% in high school

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 applicants: 35,096
Enrolled: 3,603
Yield: 20.8%
Acceptance rate: 49.4%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 886
Admitted off waitlist: 830
Waitlist acceptance rate: 93.7%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 1,725
Transfer applicants admitted: 1,245
Transfer acceptance rate: 72%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 55%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590-680
SAT Math: 600-710

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 26-32
ACT English: 25-34
ACT Math: 26-31

Standardized Test Requirements

UConn requires the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT not 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

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 72.9%
5 years: 82.9%
6 years: 84.6%

Transferred to another school: 9%

Loan default rate: 2.3%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 1

Salary after attending: $58,400

R&D Expenditures: $267.6 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 21
Robberies: 4
Aggravated assaults: 1
Burglaries: 7
Car thefts: 5

Financial Aid

Net 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 (2020-2021): $32,334

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2020-2021)
In-state: $36,316
Out-of-state: $59,396

Net Cost (in-state)
Average: $20,042

By income
$0 to $30,000: $12,381
$30,001 to $48,000: $14,157
$48,001 to $75,000: $19,243
$75,001 to $110,000: $26,179
$110,001 and more: $28,653

Graduates with student debt: 56%

Average student debt at graduation: $29,217

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

UConn undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16.2 to 1

Women: 51%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 54%
20 to 39: 25%
40 to 99: 14%
100+: 7%

Student Population
Total: 27,280
Undergraduate: 18,847

Student Residence
In State: 67%
Out of State: 23%
International: 10%

University of Connecticut student demographics


University of Connecticut

This page was last updated in August 2020.