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University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

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University of Connecticut overview
Location Storrs, Connecticut
Online uconn.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
University of Connecticut overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Connecticut, Storrs, is a public research university founded in 1881, boasting a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in a rural setting approximately 30 minutes from the state capital of Hartford, the institution encompasses a traditional New England collegiate atmosphere characterized by Gothic-style architecture, with prominent red brick buildings spread across its primary campus. The university offers a variety of majors, with a particular emphasis on programs in business, engineering, and the biological sciences. Housing is available for students on campus in a mixture of traditional dormitories, suites, and apartment-style accommodations. The University of Connecticut, with a competitive admissions process, welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Known for its athletic vigor, the university competes in NCAA Division I sports and is particularly renowned for its basketball programs, represented by the Huskies.

In the most recent statistical year 40,894 prospective students applied, and 22,293 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,069 enrolled in the school.  23,869 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,134 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,672 plus fees of $3,762. UConn is ranked 94 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UConn is rated within the top 20% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Connecticut overview
SAT 1220/1440
ACT 28/33
Estimated GPA 3.74

Applications Accepted

University of Connecticut overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

Connecticut Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Connecticut
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$3,762
Room and Board $13,622
Budget for Other Expenses$3,032
Total One Year Cost$37,038

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Connecticut
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$3,762
Room and Board $13,622
Budget for Other Expenses$3,032
Total One Year Cost$59,706

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$62,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

83% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Connecticut students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 15%
Business 12%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering 8%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129020 IPEDS survey data for University of Connecticut.

Current students may use the University of Connecticut GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.