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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a selective public university offering a full range of in demand programs driven by a 'culture of innovation' within and beyond the New England region. A vibrant and diverse community is reflected in the university's commitment to student life, boasting over 650 student-run clubs and organizations, as well as popular NCAA Division I (American Athletic Conference) programs.

Key Facts


  • #58 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #26 in Top Public Schools
  • #47 in Undergraduate Business programs 
  • #69 in Best Undergraduate Engineering programs

Year founded

  • 1881 

School type

  • Public, Research University 

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 23,837

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 8,309

Student-faculty ratio

  • 16:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 56%

Average SAT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1230 and 1430

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.5

International student population

  • 8.2%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.8 – 3.93 

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 86% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $60,000

Popular majors

  • Biology, Business/ Accounting/ Economics, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $39,000/$14,000


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn School of Business, School of Dental Medicine, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, The Graduate School, School of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, Neag School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, School of Social Work.

  • Over the last 25 years, UConn Men's and Women's Basketball have won 13 national championships
  • UConn students can immerse themselves in numerous arts activities, including those hosted by the Jorgansen Center for Performing Arts and The William Benton Museum of Art
  • 620 clubs and organizations, so students will be sure to stay busy and engaged outside of class
  • Famous alumni include Ray Allen, 18 season NBA shooting guard, Olympic Gold Medalist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee; David Lee, Nobel Prize in Physics co-winner; Meg Ryan, Golden Globe winning actress known for When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail 
Kings alumni at University of Connecticut

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