Chances of getting into University of Connecticut

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Connecticut
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UConn and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,015 out of 34,886 applicants were admitted making UConn a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. University of Connecticut typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UConn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Connecticut?

University of Connecticut typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Connecticut admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >62%
1315 to 1420 Avg + 49%-62%
1210 to 1315 Avg - 36%-49%
1105 to 1210 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1105 Low <25%
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UConn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for University of Connecticut
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for University of Connecticut
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UConn?

Admission data indicates that UConn regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Connecticut.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Connecticut admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >64%
28 to 31 Avg + 49%-64%
26 to 28 Avg - 39%-49%
24 to 26 Reach 29%-39%
Less than 24 Low <29%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Connecticut. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Connecticut was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UConn will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School Class Rank

72% of University of Connecticut freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Connecticut students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 45%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Connecticut admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,500 16,386 34,886
Accepted 9,186 7,829 17,015
Acceptance Rate 50% 48% 49%
Enrolled 1,929 1,820 3,749
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Connecticut and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Connecticut Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Connecticut
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to UConn. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

49% of those who apply are granted admission to UConn. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1420. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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