Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is ranked as one of the best public universities in the United States.
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 one of the highest percentages 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 School: Four-year public university
Size of Campus: 4,109 acres (Storrs and regionals)
Number of Students: 23,630 undergraduates (Storrs and regionals)
Number of Faculty: 1,518; student-faculty ratio: 16:1; average class size: 30
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Seven undergraduate degrees; over 110 majors; 17 graduate degrees; 83 research and professional practice fields of study; six professional degree programs (JD, LLM, MD, DMD, PharmD, SJD)
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: (2016–2017)
Tuition and Fees$37,648
Room and Board (estimated living expenses)$12,838
University Students’ Medical Insurance Plan (estimated)$3,900
Books, Supplies, Transportation, and Miscellaneous Costs (estimated)$4,150
Financial Aid: For detailed information regarding financial aid options, visit financialaid.uconn.edu.
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: $80
Priority consideration for scholarships and Honors (Storrs main campus): December 1
Deadline (Storrs main campus): January 15
Students today, Huskies forever
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, 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. 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 over 250 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.
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. 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.