University of Connecticut

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world rank  126

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University Overview

Founded in 1881, University of Connecticut is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Storrs (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, University of Connecticut (UConn) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Connecticut (UConn) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 139 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UConn also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UConn
Founded 1881
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 352 Mansfield Road
Storrs
06269 Connecticut
United States
Tel +1 (860) 486 2000
Fax +1
Other locations Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs 06269-3088
(860) 486 3137

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Connecticut's Library
University of Connecticut's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,667,824 physical volumes, 171,732 physical media, 105,667 digital/electronic medium and 833 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Connecticut's library has 7 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Connecticut provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 12,286 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1931


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Speech - Language - Hearing Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Commission on the Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nurses
  • Connecticut Department of Higher Education
  • Connecticut State Board of Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Org.
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education/Association of American Medical Colleges
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Lab. Sciences
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universitas 21 (U21)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020