University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

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Welcome to UConn Nation

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is ranked among the top 25 public research universities in the United States. With 10 schools and colleges offering undergraduate degrees, UConn is a top research university that provides students unparalleled access to hands-on learning opportunities.

Students learn and work alongside
the top faculty in their fields; professors who are dedicated to bettering the world through their research and inspiring students through advising and mentorship.

At UConn, students are encouraged to pursue their passions and learn what they love—your community of peers will inspire you, challenge you, and make your best better every day.

An inspiring environment
Located in the heart of the Northeast, UConn’s proximity to New York City and Boston makes for an energizing environment. The safe main campus in Storrs has everything students need or want, and cafés, shops, and restaurants are just steps away in downtown Storrs.

With one of the highest percent
ages of students living on campus of any public university in the nation, your friends will always be around—days, nights, and weekends. Residence halls, suites, and apartments each have their own amenities, from volleyball courts to makerspaces.

Find your fit
Over 700 clubs and organizations allow students to pursue their interests outside the classroom—and the four art galleries and five theaters on campus ensure there are plenty of options to choose from on a night off from your studies.

Explore your passions further by
joining one of over 30 Learning Communities, 20 of which are residential. Investigate an area of interest based on your major or interdisciplinary theme through guided courses and cocurricular activities.

UConn’s five cultural centers serve as resources for the richly diverse and
inclusive campus community comprised of students from nearly 90 different countries. If exploration is what interests you, Education Abroad offers 135 unique programs, including study, internship, research, and service learning opportunities in 35 countries.

Fostering big ideas
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 other Honors Scholars in a tight-knit community. UConn’s Special Programs in Medicine and Dental Medicine provide four years of undergraduate preparation that lead seamlessly into your graduate studies at our Schools of Medicine or Dental Medicine. Students can choose from our more than 110 majors while taking advantage of hands-on learning opportunities in clinics and health profession events. If research is what interests you, our Office of Undergraduate Research helps students develop opportunities to engage in independent or collaborative research with faculty across UConn’s academic disciplines. We take hands-on learning seriously—take advantage of unique makerspaces like the Learning Community Innovation Zone in the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower to help you discover inventive solutions to any problem, or apply for funding programs like the IDEA or SURF grants to help design your own project. This is just the starting point—use what’s at your fingertips to blaze a trail.

Bleed Blue
Spirit. Pride. Tradition. Students past and present will tell you there’s nothing quite like the UConn community. We’re tied together by the rush of cheering for our championship athletic teams and boundless love for our school. Winning is just one of UConn’s many traditions: women’s basketball holds the longest winning streak of any college basketball team, while men’s basketball and the field hockey team are both four-time national champions. With 24 Division I athletic teams to root for, there’s no shortage of Husky pride on campus.

Students today, Huskies forever
UConn’s Center for Career Development is a resource for job preparation beginning as early as your first year. Take advantage of the annual Internship Fair, designed to help you make connections. Meet one-on-one with a career consultant to learn about your career options, or attend mock interview workshops to sharpen your presentation skills. With over 800 companies actively recruiting students on campus each year, practice makes perfect and preparation is key.

Everything you learn at UConn is
designed to help you achieve your goals. You’ll carry your UConn experience with you through friends who become family, Husky Pride that becomes part of your identity, and dreams that become your reality. Expand your circle and join a network of 259,000 alumni worldwide.

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



Top 25 among the nation's public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report

At A Glance

Type of School: Four-year public university

Number of Students (Storrs main campus): 19,133 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: 1,540

Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Average Class Size: 30 students

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Eight undergraduate degrees, 116 majors, 17 graduate degrees, 88 research and professional practice fields of study, and six professional degree programs (DMD, JD, LLM, MD, PharmD, and SJD)

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

Financial Aid: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between October 1 and UConn’s on-time deadline of February 15 for maximum aid consideration. Approximately 50% 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:
December 1: Priority freshman application deadline for Merit Scholarship and Honors consideration
January 15: Storrs main campus freshman application deadline
Application fee: $80

STEM Majors at UConn

• Agriculture and Natural Resources
• Allied Health Sciences
• Animal Science
• Biological Sciences
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive Science
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
• Dietetics
• Digital Media and Design
• Ecology and 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 and Engineering for Manufacturing
• Management Information Systems
• Marine Sciences^
• Maritime Studies^
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Actuarial Science
• Mathematics/Actuarial Science/Finance
• Mathematics/Applied Mathematical Sciences
• Mathematics/Physics
• Mathematics/Statistics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Molecular and Cell Biology
• Natural Resources
• Nursing
• Nutritional Sciences
• Pathobiology
• Pharmacy Studies
• Physics
• Physiology and Neurobiology
• Psychological Sciences
• Secondary Education—Mathematics#
• Secondary Education—Science#
• Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
• Statistics
• Structural Biology and Biophysics
• Sustainable Plant and 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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