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University of Connecticut

Founded in 1881

Top 20 among the nation’s public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report

  • 16:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 14 Schools and Colleges
  • 110+ Majors
  • 17 Graduate Degrees
  • 90 Research and Professional Practice Fields of Study
  • 6 Professional Degree Programs
  • 100+ Research Centers and Institutes
  • 24 Division I Athletics Teams
  • 23 National Championships
  • 32,000+ Total Student Enrollment
  • 255,000 Alumni

Our Campuses

Our flagship campus is home to more than 19,000 undergraduates and thousands of graduate students, faculty, and staff. The picturesque town of Storrs features a vibrant new downtown, state-of-the-art academic buildings and labs, community spaces and entertainment venues, rolling hills and our own farms where the cows’ milk is used to create famous UConn Dairy Bar ice cream.
UConn’s Avery Point campus in Groton is a center of excellence for marine and maritime studies. Overlooking Long Island Sound, the Avery Point campus is home to the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, Project Oceanology, the Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center, and the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaption.
UConn Hartford interweaves top-tier academic programs with the vitality and unique educational and service opportunities offered by Connecticut’s capital city. The 2017 move to the historic Hartford Times building established a neighborhood campus, with UConn Hartford being integrated with the Hartford Public Library and surrounded by the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut Convention Center, and state and city government offices.
Located among Fortune 500 business headquarters in the heart of downtown, UConn Stamford puts students at the center of a robust business community and an energizing city. Our prime location and proximity to New York City offers tremendous access to 750+ internships, field placements, and employment with Fortune 500 companies, investment and banking institutions, and community-based organizations.
For more than 70 years, UConn Waterbury has opened the doors to educational access and personal growth through intellectual achievement for thousands of Connecticut residents. Home to more than 1,000 undergraduates, the campus is located in a leading-edge main facility and the renovated, historic Rectory Building in the heart of Waterbury’s revitalized downtown.
Students at the UConn School of Law campus in the west end of Hartford have ready access to the State Capitol and Hartford’s law firms and corporations for study, externships, clinical education and practice, and employment. Founded in 1921, UConn School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The 160-acre UConn Health campus in Farmington is home to UConn John Dempsey Hospital, University Dentists, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility, the UConn School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine, and a thriving research enterprise. UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care.

Our Campuses

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Hartford

Storrs

Avery Point

Stamford

Waterbury

Our Campuses

UConn Health

UConn Law

Hartford

Storrs

Avery Point

Stamford

Waterbury

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Exceeding Expectations

Students entering in the Class of 2021 had average SAT scores of 1294. There were a record 184 valedictorians and salutatorians in the class.

Class of 2021 Profile

Over the past decade, UConn’s application numbers have skyrocketed each year — nearly 37,000 students applied for admission in 2017.

Illustrating Our Progress

UConn’s retention rate is among the top 20 in the U.S. for public research universities — 94% of students return for sophomore year.

Undergraduate Admissions
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Driving Innovation

UConn partners with 150 institutions worldwide, and is one of only two U.S. members of the Universitas 21 network, the leading global network of research universities for the 21st century.

Global Affairs

Nearly $681 million in external sponsored programs funding awarded to UConn in the last two years enables our researchers to unleash the solutions of tomorrow.

More than 500 patents have been granted based on UConn innovations, including 28 issued last year.

UConn Research
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Fueling Our Economy

UConn contributes $3.4 billion to Connecticut’s economy each year, generates $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, and supports and sustains 24,235 jobs.

Economic Impact Report

UConn Health, the University’s academic medical center, pumps $1.5 billion per year into the state economy in the form of jobs and life-changing research discoveries.

UConn Health
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Benefiting the Greater Good

UConn students contribute more than 1.3 million hours of community service annually, through volunteerism, academic service learning, and internships.

Community Outreach

UConn staff, faculty, physicians, and students donate more than $53.4 million worth of charitable contributions and volunteer service each year.

Community Service Report HuskyTHON 2018
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Strengthening Connecticut

The majority of recent UConn grads from Connecticut — 76% — are living and working in the state, while 27% of recent graduates from out of state who are employed work here.

In total, 138,174 UConn alumni work in the state of Connecticut.

CT Impact Fact Sheet