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  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 $43,500.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,196/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,644/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,526/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,239/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,793/ year
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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
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.186 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,555Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Husky pride.
    44%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Typical New Englander
    11%
  • 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
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.238 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.288 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
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  • Husky Pride!
    47%
  • BLEED BLUE
    24%
  • Students today Huskies Forever
    14%
  • School Spirit!
    5%
  • Windchill
    4%
  • Hivemind
    2%
  • Shabazz
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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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.
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Around this time last year I was extremely nervous to be embarking on a new journey called college. At such a large campus, I had no idea what to expect. Would I get lost going to class? Would I make friends? Would my roommate be a total freak? As an incoming freshman, we have all feared the terrifying scenerios but I am stoked to say that my experience was unimaginable. With the help of my hands on advisor, I took amazing classes with state of the art professors who helped mold me into a better student today. I really got to explore my options at Uconn and I even changed my major! Never be afraid to try something new! There are such great resources at Uconn to help you fulfill your needs. By the end of the year I made long-lasting friendships, got super involved in amazing clubs and work opportunities. Choosing Uconn was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
UConn does an exceptional job maintaining a beautiful campus, with an active student population. The university is performing leading research in many fields, including STEM. The universities Men's and Women's Rugby teams are leaders in the region. The school facilitates a moderately diverse student population. While many of the professors are lacking as teachers, the course-work is accessible to the everyday student, and those who wish to drive their knowledge further are able to do so with sufficient self-motivation. The party scene is unfortunately in decline, as the school has recently enacted policies in conjunction with the state police to crack down on off-campus parties in the surrounding town. The advocacy against sexual assault on college campuses is unfortunately not strong on campus, and a significant number of sexual assaults go unreported due to the perceived lack of support from the administration of the university.