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 100 majors and the ability to create a major of your own, a broad range of academic choices is provided.
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 in Storrs is located in 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 has 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 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, which has been 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.
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 facility 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.
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. We also have a four-time national championship men’s basketball team and a 20-time champion women’s field hockey 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.
University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, is located in 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.
Type of University: Four-year public university
Size of Campus: 4,067 acres (Storrs and regionals)
Number of Students: 22,973 undergraduates (Storrs and regionals)
Number of Faculty: 1,517; 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)
International Student Services: The Office of Global Affairs provides support for UConn’s international student population.
International Student Budget: (2013–2014)
Room and Board (estimated living expenses) $12,436
University and Student Fees $2,763
University Students’ Medical
Insurance Plan (estimate) $3,300
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.
Test Score Requirements: All international applicants whose first language is not English must submit official TOEFL and/or IELTS scores. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) or a minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS. All academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by official certified English translations. Submission of SAT scores is also required.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
Application fee: $70
Priority consideration for scholarships and Honors (main campus): December 1
Deadline (main campus): January 15