About University of Connecticut

Founded in 1881, University of Connecticut. is a Public college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 19,324 full time undergraduate students, and 8,397 full time graduate students.

The University of Connecticut Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 1518 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Connecticut include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate48%
Application Deadline
Application Fee80
SAT Range1120-1340
ACT Range26-31

Admissions at UCONN are considered More Selective, with ,199% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 82% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Connecticut.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    356 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    263 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    367 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    375 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    375 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    374 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    374 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    375 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Connecticut REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Connecticut?

134 Students rated University of Connecticut

Lucas - 05/31/2024

The University of Connecticut is an excellent choice for students who are looking for both a great community and a world class education. There are clubs for almost anything you can think of which makes it easy to find your people and make friends. The research facilities are recognized the world over which is great for STEM students. They aren't the only ones who benefit here though, the arts and humanities programs are also highly recognized. My personal experience here has been great too. I transferred into ACES, UConn's exploratory program for those who are undecided on their major, and they helped me explore my options and find a major that worked for me. One downside for me though is the housing. Housing gets very competitive here, there is a big divide from good vs bad housing. Rooms can feel cramped and small, hot and stuffy, and generally uncomfortable at times. Aside from that, my experience at UConn has been positive. I would recommend it for any student looking for an enriching and transformative 4 years at college.

Ashley - 05/20/2024

The University of Connecticut wasn’t necessarily my top choice when it came to education. I wanted to get out of the state and experience something entirely different, which wasn’t what UConn could offer me. Given that most of my peers had also gone on to attend UConn, it felt like a mere continuation of high school, and the environment felt no different than before. Despite this, the academics were quite solid. I was challenged an adequate amount; still, about the same as my high school experience. I personally do not want to go the traditional route of acquiring a job as soon as I leave undergrad, but if I did, I would stay at UConn. They are very good at placing people in internships, co-ops, or jobs. To speak to extracurriculars, there are plenty of opportunities to see what is involved on campus. There are plenty of clubs and sports to participate in, despite the campus feeling empty most of the time. It is crucial to become involved if you want to make friends on campus. As I said before, the campus felt pretty empty most of the time. There were peak hours in the morning, as most people had classes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., yet it died down very quickly in the afternoon. Regardless, UConn has a beautiful campus with every facility within walking distance. There are also free buses around campus and off campus. I appreciate the clean air and how lovely the sky gets around sunset. All in all, UConn is a very good university with a lot of school spirit, yet it wasn’t for me.

Samantha - 05/18/2024

The University of Connecticut is such a good school to study at. Most of the professors care about their students learning and there are countless resources to assist you if you are struggling. It is also pretty easy to meet new people and make friends. I would definitely recommend it to prospective students.

Victoria - 05/04/2024

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has a strong reputation for its academic excellence, particularly in fields like engineering, business, and the sciences. But beyond academics, it's the vibrant campus life and community atmosphere that often stand out to students. Even in the Hartford campus, which is smaller compared to the main campus in Storrs, it seems like there's no shortage of events and activities to keep students engaged and connected. Small campuses often have a unique charm, fostering tight-knit communities where students can form close bonds with peers and faculty. It's in these smaller settings that you can often find more personalized experiences, with opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and leadership roles. Events and free food certainly add to the appeal! They not only provide opportunities for fun and relaxation but also serve as avenues for socializing and networking. Plus, who doesn't appreciate a good meal without breaking the bank?

University of Connecticut FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Connecticut?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Connecticut is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    So far, since I have been in college I have realized what is most important and that is my education. I have learned that it is extremely important to finish school and get the best possible career out of it. College has also helped me make new friendships that will be with me for a lifetime. Overall, my college experience has been a blast and I would not trade it for anything.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Energized and ready to learn. He is eager to learn what the professor has to offer him.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There are so many opportunities that many schools do not possess from the varity of majors to the many extra curricular activites. This leads to the diverse student population. It's great to be so diverse because you are able to meet so many different kinds of people and hear their views on life.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The University of Connecticut is a great school as far as I can tell. Currently, I am a second semester freshmen at the Greater Hartford regional campus and I like it. If you're really interested in going to Uconn, but is slightly intimated by the size of the main campus, the regionals are just as good. The campus is easily accessible and the professors are always there to help.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at UCONN are very competitive, but at the regional campuses with the smaller number of students, it doesn't seem so intimidating. As a potential business major, the classes that I am currently taking are very challenging and the professors are more than willing to help.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who likes to know everyone around them or a person who loves city life

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The cost-its crazy!

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I saved more money.

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  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Students are very open freshman year-leaving their doors open, conversing with whoever is passing in the hallway. Once you move to upperclassmen dorms, however, nobody seems to socialize at all.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about UConn is the school pride and campus life. Whether just going to the Union or attending a basketball game at Gampel Pavilion, there is always something to do on campus which makes up for the lack of surrounding excitement. Those who have attended Uconn, are currently attending UConn, or will attend UConn in the future exude such pride in the university and what it represents. The on campus atmosphere is electric, not only because of sporting events, but because of the student body's thirst for knowledge also.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    You might think Uconn is huge initially; but as you are geeting used to it, you may find uconn as a beautiful university.

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  13. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    They are all from Connecticut and that it is a boring school because it is in rural CT.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    UConn is the perfect school for students who will not feel lost in large numbers. The campus is huge, and you must be ready to ask for directions. If you can be comfortable in a large lecture hall, and not be intimidated to ask for tutoring help, then you will do nicely at UConn. There is always campus activities every day of the week at UConn. However, if you require the intimacy of knowing each and every teacher, and if you desire to be known by each of your teachers, a smaller college would br a better choice for you.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I say i go to one of the top schools in connecticut and our sports team are awsome. I tell them we have an awsome women center.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Uconn has to be, the inability to choose what campus I can attend to. With 5 campuses across CT, Storrs gets all of the glory. I attend the campus in Hartford, against my choice, as a commuter student and it has to be on of the most diffiucult tasks. Not only do I go to school but in order to go to school, i must have a car and must have a job. So time management gets difficult at times.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for their athletics programs, division 1 boys and girls basketball teams, and partying. That's about it.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There isn't a particular stereotype of UCONN, or at least none that I have heard. The university has a great reputation and amazing academics and the hard working students reflect that in their work and involvement.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    For me, deciding on a school came down to a few important factors: size, their undeclared program, and whether they had nice sweatshirts. In other words, I'm the type of person that can be happy anywhere - it's really just what I make of it. UConn is a place for every type of student, and is big enough to fit thousands of different personalities. That is something I absolutely loved, and could clearly see, the second I came to tour here. Because there are so many options for getting involved, meeting people, and classes, I knew this was the type of place I'd want to be for four years. I also came into college without any idea of what I was doing, so I wanted to be somewhere where the undeclared/undecided program was great. UConn has an amazing group of faculty geared towards helping undeclared students explore their many options. They're all so supportive, and it was easy for me to see that just from a few presentations. The size may be a little terrifying for some people, but I think it's great. Yeah, the first few weeks can be a bit overwhelming when trying to figure out where your classes are. But, you get used to it. And, once you start getting yourself involved in things you love, the campus will seem a lot smaller - a lot more like the community it sets out to be. As I've said before, I could tell from the start that UConn was the place for me. There are never ending amounts of options for students, and the faculty are a fantastic support service for the students.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There is a very limited sports scene at Uconn Stamford. If that is what you're looking for Storrs is the campus to go to. Uconn's basketball team is very popular and they all come from Storrs. However, don't be too discouraged if you can't make it to Storrs immediately, at the Stamford campus all students still have the availability to game tickets and events.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending University of Connecticut receive some sort of financial aid. 18% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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