UConn

University of Connecticut

2131 Hillside Rd #3088, Storrs, United States
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  • Total Documents
    10,116
  • Class Notes
    7,127
  • Textbook Notes
    1,235
  • Study Guides
    1,755
  • Currently Enrolled
    5,540
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,411

Overview of University of Connecticut (UConn)

About this school

The University of Connecticut, founded in 1881, is a public, comprehensive university. It is recognized for its excellent academic programs and internationally acclaimed faculty. In addition to an extensive variety of top-quality academic programs offered at the undergraduate level, UConn is the only public university in New England with a School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and School of Law. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Family Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy; and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. The university is fast becoming the school of choice for incoming freshmen: enrollment has jumped dramatically in recent years while academic quality has also increased. The university is currently in the midst of an historic building program called UCONN 2000, a nationally unprecedented ten-year, $1 billion program to renew, rebuild and enhance UConn's campuses. The 4,104-acre campus is located in Storrs, 30 miles from Hartford.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,395
    • Men:9,279 (50.4%)
    • Women:9,116 (49.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UConn)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Connecticut is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Storrs, CT  06269
Phone
(860) 486-3137
Fax
(860) 486-1476
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 31,280 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 16,550 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 14,730 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,796 (24%) of 15,629 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,892 (22%) of 8,495 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,904 (27%) of 7,134 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510 - 710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
29%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
20%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
600-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
58%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
33%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
8%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UConn)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,880|Out-of-state: $36,948
  • Room & Board: - $12,514 (77.41895570403365%)
  • Other Expences: - $850 (5.258599356594902%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,800 (17.322444939371444%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Connecticut accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001417
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,949 (82.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,026 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,995 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
286 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$14,256
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,384 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,827
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,458 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,683
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,016 (50.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
463 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,535

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,722 (72.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,940 (78.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,751 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,263 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$13,545
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,154 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,754
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,255 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,715
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,521 (36.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,972 (11.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,519

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,999
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,040

Academics & Instruction (UConn)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,223

Part-Time Faculty


366

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


72%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 8% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2220
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Connecticut provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


67.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (UConn)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (92)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Agriculture

Online Degrees


Education, pharmacy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Professional Master of Science, Master of Dental Sciences, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (88)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Western European Studies

Campus Life (UConn)

Location & Geography

Population


15,344

Nearest Metropolitan Area


4,099 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Windsor Locks
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Willimantic
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Hartford

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


71% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


29%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Connecticut offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,677

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,395
Women
9,116
Men
9,279

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 10.2% Asian
  • 5.3% Black/African-American
  • 8.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.4% White
  • 8.2% Unknown

International Students


4.2% from 79 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


8,146

Student Resources (UConn)

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