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Chances of getting into University of Connecticut

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Connecticut
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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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, 17,346 out of 35,096 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 21 percent. University of Connecticut typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Connecticut is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UConn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Connecticut admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >62%
1305 to 1410 Avg + 49%-62%
1200 to 1305 Avg - 36%-49%
1095 to 1200 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1095 Low <25%
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UConn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 32
Average ACT Score 29

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 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Connecticut admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >62%
29 to 32 Avg + 49%-62%
26 to 29 Avg - 36%-49%
23 to 26 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 23 Low <25%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into University of Connecticut?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UConn. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.74 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

University of Connecticut admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,696 16,400 35,096
Accepted 9,591 7,755 17,346
Acceptance Rate 51% 47% 49%
Enrolled 1,854 1,749 3,603
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 11 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Connecticut is $80.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Connecticut and what student information is used for 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.


Does University of Connecticut prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Connecticut?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Connecticut?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1410. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Connecticut?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.