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University of Connecticut Admissions Information

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut (map)


As one of the top public universities in the nation, the University of Connecticut offers students a wide array of academic and social opportunities.  In particular, UConn is known for its  athletic department, which breeds competitive spirit and school pride. On campus, this is commonly referred to as HuskyMania in honor of the University’s mascot. When students are not showing their love for UConn in one of the loudest indoor arenas in the country or in the 40,000 seat football stadium, they are working with world class faculty both in and out of the classroom. Undergraduate research in particular allows for students and faculty to interact closely.  UConn students are able to find research opportunities in every discipline and are even eligible for grants and funding to conduct research of their own.

Located in the northeast region of Connecticut, the Storrs campus provides students with easy access to New York City and Boston via bus or train. Additionally, UConn students are known for their service-oriented spirit, which is evidenced by the diverse service projects that UConn students participate in each year, from campuswide community service days to student organizations such as Child Health in America and Habitat for Humanity.

Basic Info

Main Address: University of Connecticut, 
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone Number: (860) 486-2000  
Website: http://www.uconn.edu  


Type of school: Public, Four-year  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Rural setting, Large town; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 17,345  
Percent out-of-state: 33%  
Percent international: 3%  
Female to Male ratio: 49:51  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 18:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Health Professions
Liberal Arts
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
New York Semester
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Urban Semester
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options: 
Coed Housing 
Women's Housing 
Apartments For Single Students 
Special Housing For Disabled Students 
Men's Housing 
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing 
Special Housing For International Students
Over 300 student organizations, including: 
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Named one of the top 50 best value colleges in 2011 (USA Today and Princeton Review)
  • The French program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages in UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ranks among the best in the nation.
  • Applications for enrollment have more than doubled since 1997

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 54%, UConn (Storrs campus) is considered a competitive university. Additionally, 79% of accepted students are ranked in the top 25% of their class. According to the UConn admissions website, highest consideration is placed on an applicant's high school records, class rank (if available), GPA and standardized test scores during the admissions decision making process. In fact, UConn admissions encourages students to take standardized tests more than once since they will consider the highest score for each section from different test dates. Additionally, the essay, optional recommendations and interest and commitment to extra-curricular activities are considered. UConn prides itself on taking a holistic approach to the admissions process, considering each part of a student's application before making a decision.

Admissions address: 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088 
Storrs, CT 06269-3088
Phone number: (860) 486-3137  
Fax number: (860) 486-1476  
Admissions Website: http://www.admissions.uconn.edu/  
Email: beahusky@uconn.edu  
Contact Person: Brian Usher, Director of Admission  
Number of first-year applications received: 22,142  
Percent of applicants admitted: 54%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: December 1 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes (A university-specific application is also available)  
Admission requirements: Completed application form (Common App or University specific)
High school transcript (official copy including first term senior year grades) 
Standardized Test Scores
Letters of recommendation (optional, but maximum of two per applicant are accepted)
Application fee
*Special guidelines for those applying to Medicine/Dental/Law Programs or the School of Fine Arts are available on the UConn website

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 3915  
ACT code: 0604  
Learn more about other Large New England schools:
UMass Amherst   Northeastern   Amherst College

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