UConn

University of Connecticut

AVG: 53.6 AVG: 71.3
68.3
College Consensus
AVERAGE: 62.8
64.4
Publisher Consensus
AVERAGE: 53.6
72.2
Student Consensus
AVERAGE: 71.3
48%
Admission rate
70%
4-year Graduation rate
27,578
Enrollment
16.0:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
$12,129
Average amount of undergraduate students aid
$14,880
Published in-state tuition and fees
$36,948
Published out-of-state tuition and fees
= Average
Sector
Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable

The University of Connecticut is a public, 4-year school located in Storrs, CT, just 25 miles east of Hartford. Founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, the name was changed in 1939 to the University of Connecticut as new education programs were added. The main campus covers 4400 acres and features traditional collegiate red brick architecture. UConn also includes satellite campuses in Groton (Avery Point) for National Undersea Research Center; Stamford primarily for Business; greater Hartford for Liberal Arts and Waterbury, CT. Among many notable alumni, active in politics, sports and entertainment are musician Moby and Doug Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa & Doug toy company.

Academic Programs

The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s Degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s Degrees, post-masters Certificates and Doctorates in over 100 fields of study. The largest programs on campus are in Healthcare, Business and Social Sciences. The university is comprised of 14 colleges and schools: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Graduate School, the Neag School of Education, the School of Nursing, the School of Business, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, the School of Social Work, the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Law, and the School of Fine Arts. Per the Mission Statement, UConn is “dedicated to excellence demonstrated through national and international recognition. Through freedom of academic inquiry and expression, we create and disseminate knowledge by means of scholarly and creative achievements, graduate and professional education, and outreach. [W]e promote the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond.

Student Life

There are over 18,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Connecticut, most of whom live on campus among the many residence halls, suites and apartments. There are many clubs and student organizations on campus, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the navy blue, white and gray Huskies, led by Jonathan the Husky, field teams in 14 sports and participate in NCAA Division I-A competition. Campus traditions include the annual OOzeball (Mud Volleyball) Tournament and painting one of the three Spirit Rocks for announcements, events and other school pride-related ideas occurs multiple times each year. Students are taught under the stated Vision of UConn: “With six campuses and several professional schools across the state, we approach our mission with a commitment to excellence, ethical action, and inclusiveness for which the four interdependent core values define our mission.” Innovation – dedicated to discovery breakthrough and foundational ideas; Leadership – cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and joy in lifelong learning; Global Engagement – promote sustainable development and a happy, healthy, and inclusive society; and Diversity – appreciate differences in one another as well as similarities.