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University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
203-486-2000

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut has granted master's and doctoral degrees since 1941. Designated a Research 1 University by the Carnegie Foundation, UConn places strong emphasis on research and scholarship in a broad spectrum of academic fields.

University of Connecticut offers 83 fields of study, 65 of which are at the Ph.D. level. The programs run from the arts, humanities and social sciences, to the physical and life sciences, business, law public affairs, public health and social work.

The 3,000-seat Homer Babbidge Library has a holding of 2.3 million volumes. The university has a wide range of facilities, including centers and institutes. Among these are: the Institute of Materials Science; the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; the Institute of Social Inquiry (which includes the Roper Center for Public Opinion Survey Research, the largest public opinion data archive in the world); and the National Undersea Research Center.

The university has stated its commitment to enhancing cultural diversity at all student, faculty and staff levels. Among its 18,000 undergraduate and 6,800 graduate students, 10% are minority and 2% Hispanic.Male, female and coed dormitories are available, as is graduate student housing.Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1881
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 16,347
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $217,333,316
Admissions Address

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

Website

http://www.uconn.edu

Admissions E-mail

beahusky@uconn.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lee H. Melvin
Admissions office telephone: (860) 486-3137
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 51%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 65%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 39%
Total applicants: 19,778
Total acceptances: 10,102
Total freshman enrollment: 3,241
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 63%
 
Male applicants: 9,194
Male acceptances: 4,640
Male freshman enrollment: 1,603
 
Female applicants: 10,584
Female acceptances: 5,462
Female freshman enrollment: 1,638
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 3,250
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,660
Students enrolled from waiting list: 381


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 81%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 90%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 - 630
Math: 560 - 660
Combined: 1090 - 1290


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 13.0%
600-699 38.0% 46.0%
500-599 44.0% 35.0%
400-499 10.0% 6.0%
300-399 1.0% N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 13%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% N/A N/A
24-29 60.0% N/A N/A
18-23 27.0% N/A N/A
12-17 2.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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