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University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%

UConn Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Connecticut. The acceptance rate at University of Connecticut is 56%. Out of 36,753 applications received in 2023, 20,433 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to University of Connecticut, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $80.

Students who submit their applications to University of Connecticut for fall semester should hear back from University of Connecticut by March 1.

University of Connecticut Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Connecticut's admissions stats.

University of Connecticut 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 43.12%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 42.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6.5%
Waitlist Yes

University of Connecticut Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Connecticut.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 March 1

Want to Apply Early to University of Connecticut?

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

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Connecticut Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to UConn?

UConn is a moderately 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 2022, UConn accepted 56% of all applicants, about 20,433 from 36,753 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Connecticut

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Connecticut?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Connecticut

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Connecticut during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
First Generation Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with University of Connecticut for more information on admission factors.

University of Connecticut Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements SAT or ACT scores
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Connecticut?

University of Connecticut has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37.7% submitted a class rank. At University of Connecticut 43.12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80.84% were in the top 25% and 96.87% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Connecticut, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Connecticut directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Connecticut is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 42.9% of University of Connecticut's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Connecticut students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Connecticut students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Connecticut, you should strive to earn between 27 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Connecticut's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to University of Connecticut

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Connecticut.

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

Transfer students can enroll in University of Connecticut during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

University of Connecticut Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Connecticut?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Connecticut.

Does University of Connecticut accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Connecticut accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does University of Connecticut accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ University of Connecticut does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Connecticut?

❌ No, University of Connecticut is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Connecticut's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Connecticut's acceptance rate is 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Connecticut?

❌ University of Connecticut does not offer early decision.

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UConn Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 55 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

620 - 730


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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