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Colleges / University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 4-Year Public

About UConn

University of Connecticut is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Storrs, CT

Founded in 1881, UConn currently enrolls around 27,215 students a year, including 18,917 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $367,014,863.

Admissions Facts About UConn

Acceptance rate: 56%

Mean ACT score: 29

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 1

UConn Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Connecticut. Around 56 percent of all applicants to UConn are accepted each year.

The mean ACT scores is 29.

In 2021, 2,808 applicants were waitlisted and 203 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UConn a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UConn, around 93 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,546 students who started at UConn as first-time freshman, 2,569 graduate within four years.

UConn's six-year graduation for undergrads is 83 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 82 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,217 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UConn sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UConn a good school for YOU?

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UConn's application deadline is January 1. All applicants will be notified by March 1.

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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

UConn ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


26 to 31


26 and Less


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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 31 and above have a good chance of getting into UConn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UConn SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

610 - 730


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

UConn Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UConn is like? There are approximately 27,412 students enrolled at UConn, including 19,133 undergraduate students and 8,279 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from CT and 21% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Application Deadline

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