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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 49%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Communications. Graduating 85% of students, Connecticut alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,400.
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269
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About University of Connecticut...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference

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
49%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1210-1420
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$19,650/ 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
$13,717/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.197 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.197 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,555Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
686
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Husky pride.
    43%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Typical New Englander
    12%
  • Frat Bros, Sorority Girls
    7%
  • Cliquey
    6%
  • 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
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.249 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.299 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • Husky Pride!
    48%
  • BLEED BLUE
    22%
  • Students today Huskies Forever
    14%
  • Windchill
    4%
  • School Spirit!
    4%
  • Hivemind
    2%
  • Shabazz
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
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 have absolutely loved my experience at UConn. Not only are students granted access to most any club or academic endeavor they may wish to pursue, but most have a great time doing so! Although UConn is located in the small town of Mansfield, CT, I have never had a problem finding something to do in my free time or on the weekends. Sports games, greek life, bars, and on-campus clubs ensure that anyone who is looking for something to do will find it!
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!