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University of Connecticut is a public institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,528, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 4,067 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Connecticut's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 57. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,022 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $30,970 (2013-14).
The University of Connecticut, located in Storrs, was originally known as the Storrs Agricultural School — a fitting name for an institution surrounded by farmland. Storrs is a sleepy town about a 30-minute drive from Hartford; 60 minutes from Providence, R.I.; and 90 minutes from Boston. Without many activities off campus, students can get involved in the more than 450 clubs and organizations on campus, including more than 30 fraternities and sororities. They can also catch a film in the on-campus movie theater and skate for free in the school’s ice rink. Sports are a major focus for students; the UConn Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference, in which UConn’s basketball teams are especially ferocious competitors. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, though more than 70 percent of all undergraduates choose to do so. Each year before final exams, students gather for Spring Weekend, a fun-filled, multi-day celebration that began as the school’s Campus Community Carnival in the 1940s.
The University of Connecticut has many graduate offerings, including the highly ranked Neag School of Education, well known for its kinesiology doctoral program. The school is the state of Connecticut’s sea grant institution and receives funds for research and outreach to the region’s waterways. Notable alumni of the University of Connecticut include WNBA star Sue Bird; George Harrison, former senior vice president at Nintendo; and David Lee, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
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The University of Connecticut delivers a remarkable range of educational opportunities, including more than 100 academic majors, all at an exceptional value. It is one of the nation's leading public research universities, and initiatives such as Bioscience Connecticut, Jackson Laboratories, and UConn Tech Park provide a vision of the future of the University. In addition, The University of Connecticut has recently embarked on Faculty500, an ambitious, multi-year hiring plan to expand its tenure-track faculty. UConn's diverse student body enjoys state-of-the-art facilities on a picturesque campus vibrant with living and learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, from the Honors and Study Abroad programs to more than 500 student clubs and organizations to avid campus-wide support for UConn's elite Division I athletics teams, known as "Huskymania."
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Connecticut, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at University of Connecticut is $70. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||44.7%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Connecticut is 17:1, and the school has 46.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Connecticut include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||67%|
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University of Connecticut has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,528, with a gender distribution of 50.9 percent male students and 49.1 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. University of Connecticut is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Connecticut offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. University of Connecticut also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Connecticut, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Connecticut.
|Students who have cars on campus||48%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At University of Connecticut, 55.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,587.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$12,022 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$30,970 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,722 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data