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Your chances of getting into University of Connecticut

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Connecticut
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UConn is 55.6%.  Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in Connecticut.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UConn and can you get accepted?

UConn is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 20,433 out of the 36,753 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1230/1430 ACT 27/33). 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 quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UConn?

56% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Connecticut you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.74 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1330 on the SAT
  • Score 30 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UConn are to have around a 3.74 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

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.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UConn is 3.74 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.74 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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UConn SAT Scores

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 confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 610
Math 25th Percentile 620
Composite 25th Percentile 1230
SAT Scores for University of Connecticut
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 700
Math 75th Percentile 730
Composite 75th Percentile 1430
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UConn is 1330 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1230-1430. Students who get into University of Connecticut score in the top 20 percent of all SAT test takers..  UConn ranks #5 in the state of Connecticut and #125 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1330 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UConn regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1230, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1130, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1330 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1330, you have around a 56% chance of being admitted. A 1430 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 71% chance of getting in.

University of Connecticut admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1430 and Above Good >71%
1330 to 1430 Avg + 56%-71%
1230 to 1330 Avg - 40%-56%
1130 to 1230 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1130 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
Reading 25th Percentile 27
Math 25th Percentile 26
Composite 25th Percentile 27
ACT Scores for University of Connecticut
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UConn is 30, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 27 and 33.  The school ranks #5 in Connecticut and #101 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 30. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 27 and score in the score in the top 15 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 24.

7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Connecticut.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UConn for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 30 score has around 56% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 71% with a 33 ACT score.

University of Connecticut admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >71%
30 to 33 Avg + 56%-71%
27 to 30 Avg - 40%-56%
24 to 27 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 24 Low <26%
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High School Class Rank

81% of University of Connecticut freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 43% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Connecticut students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 43.12%
Top 25% of class 80.84%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Connecticut admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,519 16,234 36,753
Accepted 12,395 8,038 20,433
Acceptance Rate 60% 50% 56%
Enrolled 2,028 1,635 3,663
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 15, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 104 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2024.

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because UConn is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.74 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1330 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1430 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 30 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Connecticut often consider these colleges

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?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to UConn. 7% 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 exceptional 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 1230 and 1430. The average SAT score is 1330. 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 33. The average ACT score is 30. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.