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University of Connecticut (UCONN)

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is the top-ranking public research university in New England, and is considered one of the best universities in the nation. UConn offers undergraduate degrees in more than 100 majors, graduate degrees in 86 areas of research and professional practice, and five professional degrees (J.D., LL.M., M.D., D.M.D., Pharm.D.)

UConn is a Carnegie Foundation Research University, and has a wide range of research activities in more than 100 research centers and institutes. Many of the research outcomes from the UConn drive business development and improve quality of life in the area and beyond.

The faculty at UConn has an excellent reputation, and there are many opportunities for student-faculty collaboration. There are many merit-based scholarships available.

History

The University of Connecticut was founded in 1881 as the "Storrs Agricultural School," thanks to the gift of property and money for equipment and supplies from brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs. The school opened with three faculty members and 12 students.

Later renamed the "University of Connecticut," the university has since grown to include 13 schools and colleges at its main campus in Storrs, as well as five regional campuses throughout Connecticut, and Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in Farmington.

Academics

The academic calendar for the University of Connecticut follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, as well as summer "sessions."

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Neag School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • School of Social Work

Student Life

There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations on campus at the UConn, with many different interests represented. Students who wish to start their own student organization at UConn are encouraged to do so. There are many opportunities for involvement in leadership, community outreach and service, student government, intramural sports, cultural groups, and more. There are also many local chapters of national fraternities and sororities that are active on the UConn campus.

There are many student services available on the UConn campus, including career services, counseling and mental health services, health services, international affairs, study buddy program, and more.

On campus living is available, as well as a range of dining services.

Traditions

The UConn school colors are blue and white, and the school mascot is the husky dog.


Athletics

The UConn "Huskies" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, the University of Connecticut has five regional campuses in the cities of Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. Additionally, UConn has a School of Law and Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford, a School of Social Work at its Greater Hartford Campus, and a Health Center in Farmington.

Community Life

Public engagement is a major component of the University of Connecticut's mission. The university supports and encourages public service among its faculty and students, and has many outreach, service-learning and partnership programs and activities. UConn regularly collaborates with local businesses and organizations to make improvements that positively impact daily life in the metro areas around the Northeast and other regions.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants UCONN accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of Connecticut.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UCONN

The chances of getting into UCONN can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants27,247
Granted Admissions12,894 (47%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled3,327 (26%)

Student Enrollment

University of Connecticut has a total student population of about 25,000. The student body is made up of 68% undergraduate students and 32% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $70 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $8,700-$10,000
    • Out-of-State: $27,000-$31,850
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $360-$440 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,100-$1,300 per unit

University of Connecticut oversees several schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Dental School (Tuition: $22,000/yr)
  • Medical School (Tuition: $24,000/yr)
  • Pharmacy School (Tuition: $19,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $22,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships63%$11,028
Receiving Student Loans54%$6,474

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Connecticut may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

University of Connecticut has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years67%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Connecticut is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big East Conference)
  • Basketball (Big East Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big East Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Big East Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Psychology

  • Psychology (B, D, M)
  • Educational Psychology (C, D, M)
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics (B)
  • Health Psychology (C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

Communications and Journalism

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Tax Law, Taxation (C)
  • Advanced Legal Research (M)
  • United States Law, Legal Studies, Jurisprudence (M)
  • Legal Professions and Studies (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies (B, M)
  • Family Systems (D)
  • Adult Development and Aging

Public Administration and Social Services

Education

History

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (B)
  • Pharmacy (B, D)
  • Medicine (D)
  • Adult Health Nursing (C, M)
  • Dentistry (D)
  • Healthcare Administration (B, M)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (D, M)
  • Public Health (D, M)
  • Dental Clinical Sciences (M)
  • Dietetics (B)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Athletic Training (B)
  • Public Health Education and Promotion (C)
  • Gene Therapy (B)
  • Audiology, Hearing Sciences (D)
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (D, M)
  • Nursing Science (D)
  • Medical Scientist (M)
  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nurse (C)
  • Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Cytotechnology
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Cytogenetics, Genetics, Clinical Genetics Technology

Engineering

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B, M)
  • Music (B, D, M)
  • Drama (B, M)
  • Art History (B, M)
  • Acting (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Music Performance (C, D)
  • Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (B)
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Economics (B, D, M)
  • Animal Science (A, B, D, M)
  • Agriculture (B)
  • Horticultural Science (A, B)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science (B)
  • Plant Sciences (D, M)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Nutrition (B, D, M)
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies (M)
  • Biopsychology
  • Cultural Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • German Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • Linguistics (B, D, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Comparative Literature (D, M)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry (B, D, M)
  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Polymer Chemistry (D, M)
  • Geology (B, M)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (D, M)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B, C)
  • Area Studies (M)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture (B)

Security and Protective Services

  • Security and Protective Services (M)

Engineering Technology

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology (M)

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