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Colleges / University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About UConn

University of Connecticut Overview

University of Connecticut is a public, state school in a rural setting in Storrs, Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and the school currently enrolls around 26,876 students a year, including 18,567 undergrad students. UConn offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 1.

Student Involvement at UConn

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UConn students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UConn has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UConn has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UConn on the Student Life page.

2022 UConn Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42.9%
In-State Tuition $15,672
Out-of-State $38,340
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,648

Is UConn a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what UConn offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Connecticut

It is moderately difficult to get into UConn. Around 56% of applicants get into UConn each year. Last year, 36,753 students applied to UConn and 20,433 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UConn

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 92% of students who start at UConn come back the next year. Around 83% of students who started at UConn earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UConn Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 82% of graduates from UConn recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with UConn directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Connecticut's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Connecticut's endowment was $367 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UConn

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UConn meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,648 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,400 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UConn.

Based on this information, is UConn the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UConn a good school for you?

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Where is UConn?

UConn is located in the rural setting of Storrs, Connecticut.

If you would like to see UConn for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 84 to Storrs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UConn and Storrs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3 Discovery Drive Unit 6079 Storrs, CT 06269

Campus Setting: Rural

UConn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UConn is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UConn is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Connecticut is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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UConn ACT Scores

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ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

27 to 32

Avg

27 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UConn is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into UConn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UConn SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

590 - 710

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Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

UConn Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$32,732

In State

$55,400

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$15,030
$37,698
Fees
$3,494
$3,494
Housing
$13,258
$13,258
Books
$950
$950

Student Life

Wondering what life at UConn is like? There are approximately 27,215 students enrolled at UConn, including 18,917 undergraduate students and 8,298 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from CT and 20% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

27,215

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,524

Out-of-State

$41,192

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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