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2022 Top Public Universities in Connecticut

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  1. #1 Top Public Universities in Connecticut.

    University of Connecticut

    4 Year,

    STORRS, CT,

    3350 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The University of Connecticut, thus far within my collegiate academic career, has been an extremely involving, enticing, and interactive experience between education, student life, and campus....

    Read 3350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $22,233,

    SAT Range: 1170-1390,

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  2. #2 Top Public Universities in Connecticut.

    University of Connecticut - Avery Point

    4 Year,

    GROTON, CT,

    73 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Uconn Avery Point was extremely good to me over the course of the semester and a half that I spent there. The small classroom sizes and attention given to students from the staff is something that I....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 94%,

    Net Price: $9,932,

    SAT Range: 1020-1210,

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  3. #3 Top Public Universities in Connecticut.

    Eastern Connecticut State University

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    4 Year,

    WILLIMANTIC, CT,

    1083 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am currently a junior at ECSU and it has been a great experience. They have been doing really well at communicating with students, especially amongst the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff have been helpful....

    Read 1083 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $19,090,

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  5. University of Connecticut - Stamford

    4 Year,

    STAMFORD, CT,

    218 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love the architecture of the academic building. Though it may look small, it is easier to interact more with professors, students, and advisors. The dorms are a 5-minute walk from the academic....

    Read 218 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 91%,

    Net Price: $13,383,

    SAT Range: 950-1170,

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  6. Central Connecticut State University

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    4 Year,

    NEW BRITAIN, CT,

    1313 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says A school that truly lives up to its expectations. This university has a wonderful staff that ensures your goals are met by the desired timeline. The staff are understanding, encouraging, and overall...The only downside in what brings my rating down is the limitation of courses in the evenings or the availability of courses for students that work full time while going to school full time. This is a....

    Read 1313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $16,017,

    SAT Range: 970-1150,

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  7. Southern Connecticut State University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1403 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I'm only about a quarter of the way into my freshman year but enjoying my time here so far. I'm a residence here and the only thing I can say is some of the people are gross and sometimes there is....

    Read 1403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $19,220,

    SAT Range: 910-1090,

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  9. University of Connecticut - Waterbury

    4 Year,

    WATERBURY, CT,

    103 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Most professors are understanding, although some advisors aren't as helpful or understanding. Great student life on campus. Has small number of students in each class..

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 97%,

    Net Price: $8,009,

    SAT Range: 950-1170,

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  10. Western Connecticut State University

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    4 Year,

    DANBURY, CT,

    813 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I loved the professors as they were very attentive and genuinely cared about their students. The classes were appropriately challenging and I learned a lot of valuable skills from them. My peers....

    Read 813 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $17,383,

    SAT Range: 880-1080,

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  11. United States Coast Guard Academy

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    4 Year,

    NEW LONDON, CT,

    104 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says It’s an extremely challenging environment, but I can feel it transforming me into a better person each day. I have only met the most genuine and selfless people who attend and teach at the Academy.....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    SAT Range: 1220-1400,

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  12. University of Connecticut - Hartford

    4 Year,

    HARTFORD, CT,

    18 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The regional campus is great for accommodating students who prefer smaller class sizes; regardless, it's definitely possible for students to take classes at both the regional and main campus. There's....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 96%,

    Net Price: $9,798,

    SAT Range: 990-1190,

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  13. Charter Oak State College

    4 Year (Online),

    83 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says A few years ago, I dropped out of art school. The courses I took in art school were unique to my major and school, so I knew most of my credits would not transfer over to another college. I was not....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $11,872,

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