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University History

In 1880, brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs gave land and money to start an agricultural school in Connecticut. After more than 130 years, the University of Connecticut became one of the top 25 public universities in the USA. U.S. News & World Report ranks University Connecticut among the Top 20 public universities in USA. University was founded in 1881. University of Connecticut has a total number of 18,917 undergraduates and the campus is spread over 4,057 acres of land.  The student and faculty ratio at the University of Connecticut is 14:1 and the acceptance rate are nearby 53%. About 79% of its students receive the financial aid in the form of scholarships.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Connecticut has 14 schools and colleges are located in seven campuses-

  • Storrs
  • UConn Avery Point, 
  • UConn Hartford 
  • UConn Stamford
  • UConn Waterbury
  • UConn Health
  • UConn School of Law

These campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 14 school and colleges the University of Connecticut are;

  • College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
  • 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

University Notable Alumni

The University of Connecticut Notable Alumni are-

  • Andre Drummond

Two-time NBA All-Star.

  • Andrew Jean-Baptiste

2011 Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year in men’s soccer, played with multiple professional teams.

  • Andy Bessette 

Former men’s track and field All-American; executive vice president and chief administrative officer the Travelers Companies Inc.

  • Asjha Jones 

Olympic gold medalist, two-time WNBA All-Star and WNBA champion.

  • Breanna Stewart 

First-round draft pick for the WNBA, starting power forward for the Seattle Storm, Olympic gold medalist. Stewart won league MVP, a WNBA championship, and finals MVP in 2018.

  • Byron Jones

Cornerback, first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Charles Nagy

Former MLB All-Star pitcher, now Los Angeles Angels pitching coach.

  • Chris Gbandi

Liberian footballer; played for several professional teams and Liberian national team.

  • Christine A. Dailey MA

Inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, associate head coach for UConn Women’s Basketball.

  • Cliff Robinson

NBA All-Star and Sixth Man of the Year for the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • Damani Ralph 

MLS Rookie of the Year.

  • Dan Orlovsky 
  • Donald Brown

First Husky ever to be picked in the first round of an NFL Draft.

  • Donyell Marshall 

Fifteen-year career in the NBA, now head coach of the Central Connecticut State University men’s basketball team.

  • Emeka Okafor

Olympic bronze medalist, No. 2 overall NBA pick and 2005 Rookie of the Year.

University Infrastructure & Services

Campuses

Storrs-

Storrs is the main campus of the University of Connecticut. It is located in the heart of the northeast part, midway between New York City and Boston. The campus makes for an energetic and inspiring environment. Here, students learn and create new knowledge with the help of highly educated professors. Rich diverse campus community is strengthened by more than 700 clubs and organizations. The University of Connecticut also has six cultural centers, five theaters, three museums, and there are the highest number of students living on campus in any public universities.

UConn Avery Point-

The UConn Avery Point campus at University of Connecticut is located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River in Groton, it is a center of brilliance for marine studies and provides an outstanding education in more traditional areas of study. The Avery Point campus isa place for the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, Oceanology project, the National Undersea Research Center, and the Long Island Sound Resource Center. With a wide range of introductory and advanced courses, students can achieve four-year degrees in American studies, English, general studies, marine sciences at UConn Avery Point campus.

UConn Hartford-

UConn Hartford campus at University of Connecticut offers hands-on learning experience and various opportunities to students to be successful. The School of Business

 Graduate provides part-time, full time and executive programs as per student’s interest. It also offers Three specialized MS programs in Business Analytics and Project Management, Human Resources Management and Financial Risk Management.

UConn Stamford-

The UConn Stamford campus at University of Connecticut, is a popular campus in the center of one of the city’s most powerful business communities, adjoining Fortune 500 headquarters. UConn Stamford students acquire immense access to internships, employment and field placements, with global companies, investment and banking institutions, and community-based companies in Stamford and in New York City, which is very close to the campus. Students can have free access to the campus shuttle to reach and come back from the train station.

The UConn Stamford campus offers four-year degrees in various programs like- business administration, business data analytics, communication, computer science, digital media and design etc. At the graduate level, the Stamford campus offers a wide range of courses like; master of business administration, master of science in financial risk management etc. Students can also apply to live in apartment-style University housing located just minutes from the Stamford campus.

UConn Waterbury-

UConn Waterbury campus at University of Connecticut, is fully equipped with modern facilities. Students at UConn Waterbury expand their knowledge and achieve accurate academic programs and community engagement made for them. The campus provides undergraduate degrees in allied health sciences, American studies, business administration, business data analytics in collaboration with the UConn Hartford campus. At the graduate level, the campus provides master of business administration and master of engineering degrees, the Certificate Entry into Nursing Program etc. for students.

UConn Health-

UConn Health campus at University of Connecticut in Farmington is home to the UConn John Dempsey Hospital and a vigorous academic medical center, the UConn School of Medicine, the UConn School of Dental Medicine, and a flourishing research program. Here students are able to pursue their education in an innovative manner with hands-on experience. Now, UConn Health has entered into extraordinary growth in all its three areas of: academics, research, and clinical care.

UConn School of Law-

UConn School of Law at University of Connecticut was founded in 1921. It is just a few miles away from the State Capital in Hartford. The offices of Hartford's law firms and corporations are also a few steps away from the campus. Students have access to all the institutions and firms for study, internships, practice and employment. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Our programs stress on intellectual discipline and the development of professional skills which helps students in facing the challenges in law society.

Libraries

The University of Connecticut Library provides access to the world of information and knowledge. The University library provides-

  • books and journals that reflect research, teaching, and learning
  • responsive and important services that helps the wide range of students’ needs
  • different and particular collections that indulge and stimulate the broader scholarly world of students
  • inspiring space for thinking, learning, working, and collaborating and achieving goals
  • facilitates with technologies that helps students to work effortlessly 

Housing services

Off-campus- The list of rental units on the University of Connecticut site in partnership with apartment.com simply provides convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university. The owners of the rental properties are solely responsible for everything.  All students are encouraged to have their own good judgment while evaluating the property.

On-campus- University of Connecticut has highest number of students living on campus as compared to other public university in the state. On- campus housing includes residence halls, suites, and apartments, with all facilities. Enjoy cable TV, high-speed internet, volleyball courts, makerspaces, game rooms, study lounges inside the campus which you can enjoy anytime.

Medical services

University of Connecticut provides medical services to students. The staff is dedicated towards their work and provides high quality medical care to students. The medical services include services like- immunizations, overnight care, allergy treatment, radiology service and travel as well as sports medicine.

Student’s clubs

University of Connecticut offers 700+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. University’s energetic, three-story building is spread over 91,000 square foot of land which is dedicated to student’s clubs and organizations. Student Recreation Center involves everything students need to stay active on campus. The sports club provides various activities like- basketball, hockey, skating, archery and rugby etc.

University location

Storrs Campus-

 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3088

UConn Avery Point Campus-

1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, United States

UConn Hartford Campus-

10 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

UConn Stamford Campus-

1 University Pl, Stamford, CT 06901, United States

UConn Waterbury-

99 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702, United States

UConn Health-

263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030, United States

UConn School of Law-

55 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT 06105, United States

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

  • Accounting (ACCT)
  • African Studies (AFRI)
  • Africana Studies (AFRA)
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)
  • Air Force Studies (AIRF)
  • Allied Health Sciences (AH)
  • American Sign Language (ASLN)
  • American Studies (AMST)
  • Animal Science (ANSC)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Arabic (ARAB)
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies (ARIS)
  • Art (ART)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)
  • Biological Sciences (BIOL)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Business (BUSN)
  • Business Administration (BADM)
  • Business Law (BLAW)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEG)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS)
  • Cognitive Science (COGS)
  • Communication (COMM)
  • Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Critical Languages Program (CRLP)
  • Diagnostic Genetic Sciences (DGS)
  • Dietetics (DIET)
  • Digital Media and Design (DMD)
  • Dramatic Arts (DRAM)
  • Earth Sciences (ERTH)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Education (EGEN)
  • Education Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
  • Educational Leadership (EDLR)
  • Educational Psychology (EPSY)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • Engineering (ENGR)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
  • Environmental Sciences (ENVS)
  • Environmental Studies (EVST)
  • European Studies (ES)
  • Finance (FNCE)
  • Fine Arts (FINA)
  • French (FREN)
  • General and Professional Studies (GPS)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • German (GERM)
  • Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies (HCMI)
  • Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS)
  • Hindi (HIND)
  • History (HIST)
  • Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)
  • Human Rights (HRTS)
  • India Studies (INDS)
  • Interdepartmental (INTD)
  • Irish (IRIS)
  • Italian Literature and Cultural Studies (ILCS)
  • Japanese (JAPN)
  • Journalism (JOUR)
  • Kinesiology (KINS)
  • Korean (KORE)
  • Landscape Architecture (LAND)
  • Latino and Latin American Studies (LLAS)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
  • Management and Entrepreneurship (MENT)
  • Marine Sciences (MARN)
  • Maritime Studies (MAST)
  • Marketing (MKTG)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLSC)
  • Military Science (MISI)
  • Modern Greek (MGRK)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB)
  • Music (MUSI)
  • Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE)
  • Nursing (NURS)
  • Nutritional Sciences (NUSC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • Operations and Information Management (OPIM)
  • Pathobiology (PATH)
  • Persian (PERS)
  • Pharmacy - PHAR (PHAR)
  • Pharmacy - PHRX (PHRX)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB)
  • Polish (PLSH)
  • Political Science (POLS)
  • Portuguese (PORT)
  • Psychological Sciences (PSYC)
  • Public Health (PUBH)
  • Public Policy (PP)
  • Russian (RUSS)
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics (RH) (SARE)
  • Agriculture (RH) (SAAG)
  • Animal Science (RH) (SAAS)
  • Natural Resources and the Environment (RH) (SANR)
  • Pathobiology (RH) (SAPB)
  • Plant Science (RH) (SAPL)
  • Science (SCI)
  • Social Work (SOWK)
  • Sociology (SOCI)
  • Soil Science (SOIL)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Science (SLHS)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems (SPSS)
  • Translation Studies (TRST)
  • University (UNIV)
  • Urban and Community Studies (URBN)
  • Vietnamese (VIET)
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

Student Support-

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at University of Connecticut supports international students by delivering of services and programs which helps them in accomplishing their academic and professional goals at University of Connecticut. the services provided are-

  • ensures University of Connecticut conformance with U.S. immigration regulations governing visa sponsorship for international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

International students can avail the services at –

Phone:

(860) 486-3855

E-mail:

[email protected]

Address:

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
337 Mansfield Rd. U-1083
Arjona Building, Room 109
Storrs, CT 06269-1083
Fax: (860) 486-5800
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Student life

Student Society-

University of Connecticut offers 700+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engage themselves. University’s energetic, three-story building is spread over 91,000 square foot of land which is dedicated to student’s clubs and organizations.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Connecticut work for the balanced and integrated emotional, social, and academic functioning of our diverse community of individuals. Student health and wellness (SHaW) attempts to create a safe and inclusive environment to upgrade the quality of life in our university. SHaW tries to reach every member of the university via specialized training which raises awareness, reduces disgrace, addresses barriers, and promotes comprehensive wellness. The various health and wellness services are- nutrition, mental health and physical activity etc.

Food & Drink-

University of Connecticut’s department of dining services provide nutritious meals to all the students, staff and visitors. There are many cafes, restaurants and bakeries near the university for students to have delicious food just a few steps away.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the university to have fun like; William Benton Museum of Art, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, The Adventure Park at Storrs, and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University of Connecticut is at priority. University’s police and fire departments provide safety and security to all students at all the campuses. The police personnel are always available at university. In the event of an emergency, our campus-wide Alert Notification System informs the community about the situation, its severity, and the accurate actions to take. Students are automatically registered to receive alerts by using the information provided in the Student Administration System.

Famous courses

Some of the famous courses at University of Connecticut are- 

  • Economics
  •  Psychology 
  • Speech Communication 
  • Biology/Biological Sciences
  •  Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  •  Finance

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Average Academic Score

  • GPA- 3
  • IB-33
  • Percentage- 80%
  • Acceptance Rate- 49%

Average Entrance Score 

  • IELTS- 6.5
  • TOEFL- 79
  • SAT-1053
  • ACT- 28
  • GRE-311
  • GMAT-640
  • GRE Quantitative- 156
  • GRE Verbal- 155

Additional Materials

Resumes, proof of specialized certification, writing samples etc.

Rankings

  • Global Rankings-
  • US News- 324
  • QS- 373
  • GTU Rank- 258
  • Regional Rankings-
  • US News- 63
  • QS- 71
  • Forbes-124

 

University of Connecticut Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Connecticut Application Requirements

3
GPA
33
IB
80
Percentage
49%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Connecticut in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Connecticut Cost of studies

Fees

Undergraduate: $36,466

Graduate: Fees vary for each program

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Connecticut Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall: July 1, Spring: October 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.         

University of Connecticut Rankings

Global

324
US News
350
QS
201 -300
Shanghai
401 -500
Times Higher Education
243
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
64
US News
71
QS
67 -94
Shanghai
85
Times Higher Education
124
Forbes
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2131 Hillside Road,United States of America

[email protected]

(860) 486-3137