University of Connecticut.

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public land-grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881. The primary 4,400-acre (17.8 km2) campus is in Storrs, Connecticut, approximately a half hour's drive from Hartford and 90 minutes from Boston. It is a flagship university that is ranked as the best public national university in New England and is tied for 23rd in "top public schools" and tied for 63rd best national university in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. UConn has been ranked by Money Magazine and Princeton Review top 18th in value. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy, defined as a select group of publicly funded universities considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.UConn is one of the founding institutions of the Hartford, Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor. UConn was the second U.S. university invited into Universitas 21, an elite international network of 24 research-intensive universities, who work together to foster global citizenship. UConn is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, named after two brothers who donated the land for the school. In 1893, the school became a land grant college. In 1939, the name was changed to the University of Connecticut. Over the next decade, social work, nursing and graduate programs were established, while the schools of law and pharmacy were also absorbed into the university. During the 1960s, UConn Health was established for new medical and dental schools. John Dempsey Hospital opened in Farmington in 1975. Competing in the Big East Conference as the Huskies, UConn has been particularly successful in their men's and women's basketball programs. The Huskies have won 21 NCAA championships. The UConn Huskies are the most successful women's basketball program in the nation, having won a record 11 NCAA Division I National Championships (tied with the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team) and a women's record four in a row (2013–2016), plus over 40 conference regular season and tournament championships. UConn also owns the two longest winning streaks of any gender in college basketball history.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 18,930 students
  • 0.55 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Connecticut

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, and Genetics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

16,360 students out of 34,198 applicants were accepted into University of Connecticut. They had an average SAT score of 1313. 82% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 33% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Connecticut was $36,948, while for in-state students it was $14,880. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $43,990.

The average financial aid at University of Connecticut is $9,122. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $27,826 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Connecticut

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Connecticut received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Connecticut

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Connecticut was of $12,514 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850.

Diversity at University of Connecticut

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017