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University of Connecticut Overview

University of Connecticut is a public institution situated in Storrs, Connecticut. Storrs is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is University of Connecticut Known For?

6,068 Undergraduate Awards
$44,059 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UCONN is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UCONN.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor's degree make about $58,400 a year. That's 43% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from UCONN to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Connecticut Rankings

UCONN is ranked #293 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UCONN has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#27 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCONN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Zoology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UCONN has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#46 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#151 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is University of Connecticut?

Location of University of Connecticut

Contact details for UCONN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 352 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-2000
Website: uconn.edu/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/UConn
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uconn

How Do I Get Into UCONN?

You can apply to UCONN online at: https://admissions.uconn.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UCONN

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCONN?

48% Acceptance Rate
45% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
UCONN has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 55% of accepted students are men and 45% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to UCONN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 610 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 600 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 610 to 710 )
200
800
UCONN received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 26 to 32 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Connecticut?

$44,059 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCONN is $44,059. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCONN, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,059 a year. That adds up to $28,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,229 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,847 undergraduate students at UCONN, with 18,229 being full-time and 618 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCONN

There are also 8,433 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,229 full-time undergraduates at UCONN, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCONN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Connecticut students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCONN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,025
Black or African American 1,180
Hispanic or Latino 2,175
White 9,943
International Students 1,884
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,022

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at University of Connecticut. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 106 countries are represented at UCONN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Connecticut

565 Took All Classes Online
3,409 Took At Least One Class Online
2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,409 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCONN has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UCONN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Connecticut was 2.4%. This is the #1,862 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCONN regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCONN majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 2%
Business Administration & Management 1%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 47%
Communication & Journalism 0%
Educational Assessment 7%
Engineering 2%
Health & Physical Education 7%
Health Professions 4%
Health/Medical Prep Programs 53%
Natural Resource Management 8%
Natural Resources & Conservation 7%
Nursing 16%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 7%
Psychology 5%
Public Administration & Social Service 3%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 18%
Systems Engineering 67%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%
Visual & Performing Arts 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCONN ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCONN.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Resource Management #10
Drama & Theater Arts #10
Health/Medical Prep Programs #10
Arts & Media Management #11
Quality Control Technology #16
Other Homeland Security #17
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #18
Educational Assessment #18
Systems Engineering #23
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #31
Natural Resources & Conservation #32
Geography & Cartography #35
Political Science & Government #42
Student Counseling #49
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #66
Public Administration #85
Health & Physical Education #86
Public Health #90
Visual & Performing Arts #94
Engineering #98
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #101
Communication & Journalism #135
Engineering Technologies #141
Special Education #168
Social Sciences #177
Psychology #178
Public Administration & Social Service #182
Educational Administration #221
Teacher Education Grade Specific #243
Accounting #247
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #403
Nursing #409

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Connecticut Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Economics 0 404 0 20 6 430
General Psychology 0 406 0 0 0 406
Business Administration & Management 0 87 25 286 4 402
Nursing 0 271 8 58 27 364
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 89 2 231 3 325
Communication & Media Studies 0 279 0 0 0 279
Accounting 0 151 30 81 0 262
General Biology 0 231 5 4 20 260
Applied Mathematics 0 82 0 173 0 255
Finance & Financial Management 0 251 0 0 1 252
Human Development & Family Studies 0 197 0 5 11 213
Mechanical Engineering 0 176 3 12 17 208
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 202 0 0 0 202
Political Science & Government 0 187 0 9 6 202
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 80 0 3 100 183
Social Work 0 0 0 167 2 169
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 143 0 15 8 166
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 150 1 152
General English Literature 0 142 0 4 6 152
Computer Engineering 0 97 0 31 15 143
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 136 0 0 0 136
Biomedical Engineering 0 94 0 30 6 130
Statistics 0 91 0 14 10 115
Civil Engineering 0 93 0 10 9 112
Zoology 0 109 0 0 0 109
Natural Resources Conservation 0 98 0 6 4 108
Communication Sciences 0 73 0 25 9 107
Law 0 0 0 0 107 107
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 93 7 6 0 106
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 17 85 2 104
Marketing 0 93 0 0 5 98
Animal Science 10 79 0 4 4 97
Electrical Engineering 0 69 0 11 16 96
Medicine 0 0 0 0 92 92
Child Development & Psychology 0 28 24 21 18 91
Chemistry 0 51 0 6 26 83
History 0 74 0 1 5 80
Chemical Engineering 0 73 0 2 4 79
Legal Research 0 0 24 53 1 78
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 71 6 0 0 77
Mathematics 0 48 0 18 11 77
Nutrition Science 0 64 0 8 4 76
Computer Science 0 75 0 0 0 75
Health & Physical Education 0 37 8 19 7 71
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 70 0 0 0 70
Materials Engineering 0 46 0 5 18 69
Sociology 0 58 0 5 5 68
Special Education 0 15 5 40 3 63
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 50 0 7 2 59
Educational Administration 0 0 37 18 4 59
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 42 0 9 4 55
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 37 14 1 3 55
Public Policy 0 30 11 13 0 54
Journalism 0 53 0 0 0 53
Physics 0 32 0 9 12 53
Fine & Studio Arts 0 48 0 4 0 52
General Business/Commerce 0 51 0 0 0 51
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 32 0 7 4 43
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 12 5 15 11 43
Human Resource Management 0 0 4 38 0 42
Public Health 0 0 14 27 0 41
Music 0 28 6 2 5 41
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 40 40
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 14 13 0 39
Drama & Theater Arts 0 29 2 8 0 39
Computer Information Systems 0 38 0 0 0 38
Environmental Engineering 0 23 0 7 7 37
Industrial Engineering 0 35 0 0 0 35
Public Administration 0 0 3 32 0 35
General Engineering 0 0 0 34 0 34
Anthropology 0 26 0 3 5 34
Romance Languages 0 29 0 0 3 32
Urban Studies 0 32 0 0 0 32
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 14 0 10 6 30
Philosophy 0 11 2 8 8 29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 27 27
General Education 0 0 25 0 0 25
Ethnic Studies 0 20 4 0 0 24
Germanic Languages 0 24 0 0 0 24
Other Education 0 0 15 0 4 19
Area Studies 0 10 3 6 0 19
Geography & Cartography 0 13 3 2 1 19
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 18 0 18
Allied Health Professions 0 17 0 0 0 17
Agricultural Production 0 16 0 0 0 16
Plant Sciences 6 3 0 2 4 15
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 15 0 0 15
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 15 0 0 15
Educational Assessment 0 0 8 2 4 14
Real Estate 0 13 0 0 0 13
Genetics 0 0 0 11 1 12
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 12 0 0 12
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 12 0 0 0 12
Natural Resource Management 0 0 12 0 0 12
Landscape Architecture 0 11 0 0 0 11
Arts & Media Management 0 0 6 5 0 11
Engineering Physics 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Social Sciences 0 0 9 0 0 9
General Agriculture 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 8 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 6 0 6
Student Counseling 0 0 6 0 0 6
Systems Engineering 0 0 6 0 0 6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 6 0 0 0 6
Quality Control Technology 0 0 4 0 0 4
East Asian Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 2 2 4
Medical Science 0 0 0 3 0 3
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 6,052 423 1,948 750 9,189

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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