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Colleges / University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

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

UConn Admissions

If you are applying to UConn, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $80.

Students who apply to UConn for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 1.

UConn Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UConn's admissions stats.

UConn 2022 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 January 1 March 1

Want to Apply Early to UConn?

UConn 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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UConn?

It is moderately difficult to get into UConn. 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 students, about 20,433 from the 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

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UConn

In 2022, UConn waitlisted 3,160 students and 1,317 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 95 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UConn?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UConn

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

Make sure to check with UConn for more information on admission factors.

UConn Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements SAT or ACT scores
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UConn?

UConn 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 UConn 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 UConn directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

UConn considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UConn 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 UConn's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UConn?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UConn 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 UConn students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UConn?

To be most competitive at UConn, 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 UConn'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 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.

More Information on 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UConn.

Does UConn accept transfer credits?

✅ UConn accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ UConn does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UConn?

❌ No, UConn 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UConn's acceptance rate?

✅ UConn has an acceptance rate of 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UConn?

❌ UConn 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 56 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 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 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


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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