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Undergrad Profile

Students today, Huskies forever

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is ranked as one of the best public universities in the United States. With a combination of dynamic faculty, strong athletic pride, and an extraordinary sense of community, UConn is a university like no other. Offering more than 100 majors and the ability to create a major of your own, UConn provides a broad range of academic choices. As a public research university, UConn is a hub for breakthrough exploration and scholarship. Faculty members are top experts in their fields and serve as mentors and advisors to students. Distinctive research opportunities pair undergraduate students with faculty in every academic discipline offered. In addition, UConn’s nationally recognized Honors Program features a tight-knit community with a high level of faculty interactivity.

It’s about location
The main campus is located in Storrs, a safe, rural New England town midway between New York City and Boston. But make no mistake—Storrs is not a quiet place. With the highest percentage of students living on campus of any public university in the United States, UConn is its own little city within a small town. The proximity of major cities provides students with innumerable business connections, including internships and networking opportunities during the academic year and in the summer.  

The recently developed Storrs Center has transformed into the college downtown UConn had always envisioned. Filled with restaurants, shops, and apartments, students have access to many amenities within a short walk from a residential hall.

The “to-do” list
With three on-campus museums, concerts and famous performers at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, and weekly newly released movies right inside the Student Union’s 500-seat theater, UConn students work hard and play hard. Over 600 student clubs and organizations allow students to pursue their passions outside the classroom. Cultural centers offer vibrant, intellectually challenging environments that promote cultural awareness and support students’ academic pursuits. Education abroad abounds with over 250 organized adventures in 60 countries, providing an experiential learning opportunity like no other. The word “bored” just isn’t in the vocabulary.

Next Generation Connecticut
Over the past 20 years, UConn has completed a $2.8 billion infrastructure investment program—the most extensive of any public university in the United States. In early 2013 UConn launched Next Generation Connecticut (NextGenCT), a $1.5 billion investment by the state of Connecticut, made to primarily support expansion in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Highlights in this 10-year plan include faculty hiring, building new cutting-edge STEM facilities and laboratories, creating a STEM scholars community within the Honors Program, and the expansion of UConn’s hottest major, digital media and design. NextGenCT will bring opportunities for research and innovation in the STEM fields to help build Connecticut’s future workforce.

Faculty expansion
UConn has embarked on one of the most ambitious faculty-hiring plans in U.S. higher education. Seeking to strategically expand its faculty in key research and teaching areas and boost the number of classes offered, UConn is aiming to hire 290 new tenure-track faculty members over a four-year time span. The goal is to generate more research that has national and international impact, increase research productivity, build great graduate programs, and provide excellent teaching and service to our undergraduate students by expanding course offerings.

Bleed blue
Face paint, chants, and school spirit permeate throughout campus. Winning is tradition: a women’s basketball program with the longest winning streak of any college basketball team, a four-time national championship men’s basketball team, and a 12-time Big East Tournament Champions women’s field hockey team. Students can cheer on one of our 24 Division I teams, join one of our club sports teams, or play an intramural sport, like inner-tube water polo. No matter how students are involved, they are filled with husky spirit.

Take it in
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Type of University: Four-year public university
Size of Campus: 4,067 acres (Storrs and Regionals)
Number of Students: 22,595 undergraduates (Storrs and Regionals)
Number of Faculty: 1,969
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Average Class Size: 30
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Eight undergraduate degrees; 102 majors; 17 graduate degrees; 88 research and professional practice fields of study; five professional degree programs (J.D., LL.M., M.D., D.M.D., Pharm.D.)
Geographic Diversity: 75% in state, 25% out of state (main campus)
Financial Aid (FY 2012): $406.5 million; over 82% of students receiving some form of financial assistance
Deadlines and Application Fee: $70 application fee; December 1 priority consideration for scholarships and honors; January 15 Regular Decision deadline


• Agricultural Education
• Agriculture and Natural Resources
• Allied Health Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Occupational and EnvironmentalHealth and Safety
- Public Health and Health Promotion
• Animal Science
- Biotechnology
- Business/Service
- Equine Sciences
- Food Science
- Pre-veterinary Medicine
- Production Management
• Athletic Training
- Athletic Training
• Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
- Cytogenetics
- Molecular Diagnostics
• Dietetics
• Environmental Science
- Environmental Health
- Natural Resources
- Resource Economics
- Soil Science
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
- Exercise Science
- Strength and Conditioning
• Horticulture
- Plant Biotechnology
• Individualized Major
• Kinesiology
• Landscape Architecture
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Natural Resources
- Climate and Water Resources
- Environmental Conservation
- Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
- Geomatics
- International Studies of Sustainable Natural Resources
- Sustainable Forest Resources
• Nutritional Sciences
- Dietetics
- Nutritional Sciences
• Pathobiology
- Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Resource Economics
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- International Development
- Marketing and Business Management
• Turfgrass and Soil Science
- Soil Science
- Turfgrass Science

(Two-year associate degree)
• Animal Science
- Equine Studies
- Ornamental Horticulture
- Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management
- Production Agriculture/Dairy and Livestock
- Turfgrass Management

• Accounting
• Business Administration (Greater Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury)
• Business and Technology (Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury)
• Finance
• Financial Management (Stamford)
• Health Care Management
• Management
- Entrepreneurship
- International Business
• Management and Engineering for Manufacturing
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Real Estate/Urban Economics
• Agricultural Education
• Comprehensive Special Education
• Elementary Education
• Music Education
• Secondary Education
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry
- Earth Sciences
- English
- French
- General Science
- German
- History and Social Studies
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Spanish
- World Languages
• Social Science of Sport
- Sport Management
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Physics
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Management and Engineering for Manufacturing
• Materials Science and Engineering
- Biomaterials
- Electronic Materials
- Metallurgy
- Nanomaterials
• Mechanical Engineering
- Aerospace
- Design and Manufacturing
- Dynamic Systems and Control
- Energy and Power
• Acting
• Art
- Communication Design
- Illustration
- Individualized Studies
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture/Ceramics
• Art History
• Design/Technical Theatre
• Digital Media and Design
- 2D Animation
- 3D Animation
- Digital Game Design
- Interactive Media Design
• Music
- Performance/Instrumental
- Performance/Vocal
• Music, General Program
- Jazz Studies
- Music History            
• Puppetry
• Theatre Studies
• Africana Studies
• American Studies
- History, Culture, and Society
- Literature and the Arts
- Political Science, Economics, and the Law
- The Americas
• Anthropology
• Biological Sciences
• Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
• Chinese
• Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
- Ancient Mediterranean Studies
- Classics
• Cognitive Science
• Communication
• Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
• Economics
• Engineering Physics
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
• English
- Irish Literature
• Environmental Science
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Geography
- Environmental Geoscience
- Marine Science
• Environmental Studies
• French
- French Cultural and Literary Studies
- French for the Global Community
• Geography
• Geoscience
• German
- German Literature
- German Studies
• History
• Human Development and Family Studies
- Adult Development and Aging
- Childhood and Adolescence
- Early Childhood Development and Education
- Family in Society: Social Policy and Planning
- Family Relationships: Services and Counseling
• Human Rights
• Individualized Major
• Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
- Italian Cultural Studies
- Italian Literary Studies
• Journalism
• Latin American Studies
• Linguistics/Philosophy
• Linguistics/Psychology
• Marine Sciences
• Maritime Studies (Avery Point)
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Actuarial Science
• Mathematics/Applied
• Mathematics/Physics
• Mathematics/Statistics
• Molecular and Cell Biology
• Philosophy
• Physics
- Applied Physics
- General Physics
• Physiology and Neurobiology
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish
- Culture and Communication
- Literature and Culture
• Speech, Language, and Hearing Science
• Statistics
• Structural Biology and Biophysics
• Urban and Community Studies
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Arts, History, and Culture
- Gender and Globalization/Transnational Feminisms
- Gender, Science, and Health
- Sexualities

• Nursing

• Pharmacy