University of Connecticut Review

University of Connecticut, located in the small town of Storrs, is a public university that offers many academic degree programs, with its business and kinesiology programs being among its most recognized. The school also has three smaller campuses located in the Connecticut towns of Stamford, Groton and Waterbury, as well as a School of Medicine and Dentistry located in Farmington.

University of Connecticut School Overview

The University of Connecticut was originally founded in 1881 as an agricultural school and now offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in 17 different academic schools and colleges. The college offers 101 majors spread across four different campuses.

The University of Connecticut has had the distinction of being named the number one public university in New England by U.S. News and World Report for ten years running. It also has top-ranked programs in business, physical education and kinesiology. Nearly 40% of all incoming freshmen at the University of Connecticut were ranked in the top ten percent of their high school graduating classes.

Admissions and Enrollment

Before applying to the University of Connecticut, each candidate must have a high school diploma and have taken the SAT. SAT scores for accepted freshmen at the university average 1200 points. The university also accepts transfer students, graduate students, international students and non-traditional students.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

University of Connecticut's main campus spans 4,108 acres and features some of the most modern buildings and facilities in the nation. A total of 24,000 students are served by all campus locations. The university is currently in the process of rebuilding and renewing its campus with a 2-year investment from the state.

The University of Connecticut is a Carnegie Foundation Research University, which is an honor only bestowed upon four percent of the nation's universities. Its courses focus heavily on research and are designed to help students excel in the global workplace.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Connecticut

  • Business
  • Dental Medicine
  • Law
  • Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • Fine Arts
  • Engineering
  • Neag School of Engineering
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Graduate School

Contact Information

  • Address: Storrs, Connecticut 06269
  • Phone Number: (860) 486-2000