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Chances of getting into University of Connecticut


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for University of Connecticut
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into UConn and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UConn is 56%.  It ranks #6 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. UConn is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 19,316 out of 34,437 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent (SAT 1170/1390 ACT 27/32). University of Connecticut typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UConn application fee is $80 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to 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 COVID-19.

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 580
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1280

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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. UConn ranks #4 in Connecticut and #137 in the nation 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Connecticut admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1390 and Above Good >71%
1280 to 1390 Avg + 56%-71%
1170 to 1280 Avg - 40%-56%
1060 to 1170 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1060 Low <26%
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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 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Connecticut and #105 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Connecticut.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >73%
29 to 32 Avg + 56%-73%
27 to 29 Avg - 43%-56%
25 to 27 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 25 Low <31%
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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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UConn accepts 56% of students who apply.

 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

51% of University of Connecticut freshman were in the top ten 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 51%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

University of Connecticut admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,675 15,762 34,437
Accepted 10,982 8,334 19,316
Acceptance Rate 59% 53% 56%
Enrolled 2,100 1,725 3,825
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Connecticut Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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?

56% 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 1170 and 1390. 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 27 and 32. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.