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About UConn

University of Connecticut is a public, state school in a rural setting in Storrs, Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and now enrolls around 27,215 students a year, including 18,917 undergrads. UConn offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at UConn! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UConn'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 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.

Learn more about life at UConn on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by March 1.

2021 UConn Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 88%
In-State Tuition $15,030
Out-of-State $37,698
Percent of Need Met 59%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,136

Is UConn a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what UConn offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

UConn Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UConn. UConn admitted 56% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 34,437 students applied to UConn and 19,316 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UConn

Retention is 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 93% of students who start at UConn return 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 statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 82% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

UConn'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. UConn's endowment was valued at $367 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UConn

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 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UConn full-time are awarded $16,136 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,217 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UConn. Based on this information, how does UConn sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UConn a good school for you?

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Where is University of Connecticut Located?

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

If you want to see UConn for yourself, 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


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UConn ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

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UConn Tuition & Fees

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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.


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