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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Connecticut is a highly rated public university located in Storrs, Connecticut. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,555 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Connecticut acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Communications. Graduating 83% of students, Connecticut alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,400.
About University of Connecticut...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Website
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University of Connecticut Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,699/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,630/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.180 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.189 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,555Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
686
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Husky pride.
    44%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Typical New Englander
    12%
  • Frat Bros, Sorority Girls
    7%
  • Cliquey
    5%
  • We are all huskies, no one excluded!
    5%
  • I suck at interacting with people enough to tell
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.241 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.291 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Husky Pride!
    46%
  • BLEED BLUE
    23%
  • Students today Huskies Forever
    15%
  • Windchill
    5%
  • School Spirit!
    5%
  • Hivemind
    2%
  • Shabazz
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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University of Connecticut Reviews

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UCONN has a had such a large and positive impact on my life. I was able to learn more about myself in various ways from classes, friends, study habits, and trying new activities. With UCONN specifically, the openness of the campus was just amazing. There's not really much outside of UCONN and I was worried that my freedom would be restricted. I was so wrong. There are so many things to do on campus with 500+ clubs, D1 sports, daily on campus events, and Storrs Center. For me, I joined a fraternity, did volunteer work, and had an on-campus job. I often found myself hanging with my friends in the massive library or relaxing in my dorm with friends on my floor. Lecture classes are filled with 200+ students. Yet, each lecture class has a discussion class with about 20 students. This allows students to get a better understanding of the material. Student Advisors are also always available to help with anything (school, home, extracurriculars). I could not be happier with my decision!
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I transferred to the University of Connecticut from the University of New Hampshire and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Some of the things that I was looking for when transferring included a large campus, school spirit, excellent academics and professors, and student life. I can honestly say UConn has exceeded my expectations in all of these areas and plus some. I wouldn't want to be a student at any other school and I wouldn't want to make any other changes to UConn!
I like UConn because it really gives ample opportunities for anyone to pursue their interests and diverge further in that field. It is very diverse with people from all around the world. The professors are very helpful and there is a common theme of "the mission to education" where every person is working with another to improve the educational experience for everyone.
Although having large classes might be an advantage for some people, it minimizes the interaction between the students, which could be improved. Students don't interact very well in classes and rely on extracurricular activities or living on campus to get to know more people. Additionally, another area where the university can improve is the campus food! The dining halls don't present a variety of options, which makes it hard for some people to find what is right for them.