University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

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Welcome to UConn Nation

Here, we’re Huskies
The University of Connecticut is ranked among the top 25 public universities in the United States. Each year, nearly 24,000 undergraduate students take advantage of a world-class education, built around what interests them, at our main campus in Storrs and our four regional campuses at UConn Avery Point, Hartford, Waterbury, and Stamford. With more than 115 majors spanning 10 schools and colleges, you’ll find the path you’re meant to take—one that leads to your personal growth and success. 

Always pushing what’s possible
Students who excel through leadership and academics in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines are invited to become members of UConn’s STEM Scholars Community, where they live and learn with their fellow Honors Scholars. UConn’s special programs in Medicine and Dental Medicine provide four years of undergraduate preparation that lead seamlessly into  graduate studies at our Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. 

The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students develop opportunities to engage in independent or collaborative research with premier educators, entrepreneurs, and strategists. UConn’s faculty are prestigious experts from across every field. They’re dedicated to helping you make an impact across academic disciplines while working alongside you in the lab, in the classroom, and during their office hours. Through research, students and faculty dedicate themselves to learning more about the world together. It’s part of what makes us an innovation pipeline focused on addressing real problems. To help finance your creative and entrepreneurial projects, you can take advantage of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Award or the  Imagine, Develop, Engage, Apply (IDEA) Grant program.

On, with unstoppable momentum
At UConn, the percentage of students who live on campus is one of the highest among public universities. Here, you’re bound to forge close relationships with your peers, professors, and advisors. When you live on campus, you have a community of Huskies around you, and you also have access to experiences and opportunities created with you in mind. From Learning Communities and collaborative areas to study rooms and recreational spaces, our campuses are built to accommodate your needs—and with 700 clubs and organizations to choose from, it’s easy to get involved on campus. 

United by pride
Being a Husky means living the traditions: rubbing Jonathan’s nose for good luck; indulging in One Ton Sundae; and sledding down Horsebarn Hill. At UConn, Huskymania is a real and constant force around campus, whether you’re an eager fan, a casual athlete, or a hardcore competitor. When you have 21 Division I varsity teams and 23 national championships, it comes with the territory.

Become a Husky
Making the decision to apply to the University of Connecticut means you understand the importance of a UConn degree and where it can lead. Every year, we strive to create an incoming class of the highest quality—a diverse student body comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and academically accomplished individuals of strong moral character. Consideration is given to the entire application, including GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT score (if provided; UConn is test-optional through the fall 2023 admission cycle), required essay, extracurricular activities, and optional letters of recommendation. This allows us to gain a full understanding and measurement of an applicant's potential to be a successful UConn Husky. 

Important Application Dates for Fall Semester (including international)

December 1
• Priority first-year application deadline for merit scholarship and honors consideration
• Application deadline for special programs in Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Law
January 15
• Storrs main campus first-year application deadline
February 15
• FAFSA deadline for financial aid eligibility
March 1
• Notification of admission and offers of financial aid begins 
May 1
• Regional campuses application deadline

Connect With UConn Nation

There are many ways to explore life as a future member of our community, whether you’re interested in our prestigious academic programs or curious about the clubs, activities, and volunteer opportunities that will enrich your studies. Explore our engagement opportunities to learn more about UConn Nation at admissions.uconn.edu.

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Ranked among the 25 "Top Public Colleges & Universities" | U.S. News & World Report

UConn At a Glance

Type of School: Four-year public university

Number of Students (Storrs main campus): 18,567 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: 1,616 faculty members

Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Average Class Size: 30 students 

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Eight undergraduate degrees, 120 majors, 17 graduate degrees, 92 research and professional practice fields of study, and six professional degree programs (JD, LLM, MD, DMD, PharmD, SJD)

Geographic Diversity: 76% in state, 24% out of state 

Financial Aid: Complete the FAFSA between October 1 and UConn’s on-time deadline of February 15 for maximum aid consideration. Approximately 62% of UConn’s undergraduate students receive gift aid in the form of grants and scholarships; offers typically include various forms of aid, such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. 

Deadlines and Application Fee:
• Priority first-year application deadline for merit and honors consideration: December 1
• Special programs in Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Law: December 1
• Storrs main campus first-year application deadline: January 15
• FAFSA deadline for financial aid eligibility: February 15
• Application fee: $80

STEM Majors at UConn

• Agriculture & Natural Resources
• Allied Health Sciences
• Animal Science
• Biological Sciences
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive Science
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Science & Engineering
• Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
• Dietetics
• Digital Media & Design
• Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Physics
• Environmental Engineering
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• Geoscience
• Individualized Major (with approval as STEM)*
• Landscape Architecture
• Linguistics/Psychology
• Management & Engineering for Manufacturing
• Management Information Systems
• Marine Sciences^
• Maritime Studies^
• Materials Science & Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Actuarial Science
• Mathematics/Actuarial Science/Finance
• Mathematics/Applied Mathematical Sciences
• Mathematics/Physics
• Mathematics/Statistics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Molecular & Cell Biology
• Natural Resources
• Nursing
• Nutritional Sciences
• Pathobiology
• Pharmacy Studies
• Physics
• Physiology & Neurobiology
• Psychological Sciences
• Secondary Education—Mathematics*
• Secondary Education—Science*
• Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
• Statistics
• Structural Biology & Biophysics
• Sustainable Plant & Soil Systems

* Not eligible for STEM Scholars until after the student’s initial enrollment
^ Available at the UConn Avery Point campus only

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