Top 25 among the nation’s public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report
92%of freshmen return for sophomore year, making UConn’s return rate one of the top 20 in the nation for public research universities.
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 over 110 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 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 one of the highest percentages of students living on campus, 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. Students have access to many amenities within a short walk from a residential hall, including restaurants, shops, and apartments.
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 more than 275 organized adventures in over 60 countries, providing an experiential learning opportunity like no other. The word “bored” just isn’t in our 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 $1.7 billion investment by the state of Connecticut, made to primarily support expansions 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.
Innovate and explore
Learning and academics are about exploring interests, growing with that knowledge, and finding the most successful path. UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Research will guide students in individualized research, scholarship, and creative activity. Together, students find and develop opportunities to engage in independent or collaborative research with faculty across all of UConn’s academic disciplines. UConn also provides funding for student research through a range of programs, including IDEA (Imagine/Develop/Engage/Apply) and SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fund) grants, for work ranging from the scientific to the artistic.
Face paint, chants, and school spirit permeate throughout the campus. Winning is tradition: women’s basketball holds the longest winning streak of any college basketball team, men’s basketball is a four-time national champion, and women’s field hockey is a 20-time championship team. Students can cheer on one of our 24 Division I teams, join one of our club sports team, 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
Interested in learning more about what UConn can offer you? For details on the admission process or to schedule a campus tour, visit admissions.uconn.edu.
At A Glance
• Type of School: Four-year public university
• Size of Campus (Storrs and Regionals): 4,067 acres
• Number of Students (Storrs and Regionals): 22,973 undergraduates
• Number of Faculty: 1,517
• Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1
• Average Class Size: 30
• Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 8 undergraduate degrees, 112 majors, 17 graduate degrees, 88 research and professional practice fields of study, 5 professional degree programs (JD, LLM, MD, DMD, PharmD)
• Geographic Diversity: 75% in sta 0te, 25% out of state (main campus)
• Financial Aid: UConn offers a strong financial aid program assisting approximately 50% of undergraduates with grants or scholarships and over 80% of all students with financial aid from institutional, state, federal, and/or private sources.
• Deadlines and Application Fee: December 1 priority consideration for scholarships and honors (main campus); January 15 deadline (main campus); $80 application fee