University of Connecticut Profile


The University of Connecticut, founded in 1881, is a public, comprehensive university. It is recognized for its excellent academic programs and internationally acclaimed faculty. In addition to an extensive variety of top-quality academic programs offered at the undergraduate level, UConn is the only public university in New England with a School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and School of Law. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Family Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy; and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. The university is fast becoming the school of choice for incoming freshmen: enrollment has jumped dramatically in recent years while academic quality has also increased. The university is currently in the midst of an historic building program called UCONN 2000, a nationally unprecedented ten-year, $1 billion program to renew, rebuild and enhance UConn’s campuses. The 4,104-acre campus is located in Storrs, 30 miles from Hartford.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 47% of 27,247 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 15

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 623 average  580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 594 average  550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 27 average  25-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $26,122  Out-of-state: $43,954
Tuition and Fees: In-state: In-state: $11,242 Out-of-state: $29,074
Room and Board: $11,380
Average Percent of Need Met: 67%
Average Freshman Award: $13,224
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $23,822


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,036
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline:  Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 007997: Free

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