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UConn Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UConn, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the fee for the application is $80. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 1.

Applying Early to UConn?

University of Connecticut does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UConn?

UConn is amoderately difficult school to get into. UConn evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, UConn accepted 56% of all applicants., around 19,316 of the 34,437 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UConn, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to education, engineering, pharmacy programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, UConn waitlisted 2,808 students. Of those, 1117 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does UConn Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UConn

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Important
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

UConn Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UConn must submit the following items. Double check with UConn's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UConn?

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At UConn 51% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 84% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Connecticut, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 34%

UConn does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 88% of UConn's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UConn?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UConn students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UConn students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UConn?

To be most competitive at UConn, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UConn's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UConn students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of Connecticut

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UConn.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UConn during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

UConn Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UConn?

Students who are admitted to UConn must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UConn accept transfer credits?

UConn accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UConn accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does UConn accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UConn does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to UConn?

UConn. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UConn Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

56%

How hard is it to get into UConn? UConn is a somewhat selective institution. The UConn acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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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

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Math SAT Range

590 - 710

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Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

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UConn GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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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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