UConn Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Connecticut
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1210|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
UConn ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT24%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.74*
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
72% of University of Connecticut freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||23%||22%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Connecticut and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.