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University of Connecticut Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Connecticut ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Connecticut Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Connecticut was awarded 734 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UCONN is ranked #158 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UCONN also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCONN?

Acceptance Rate

University of Connecticut has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UCONN.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to UCONN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 580 to 680 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 590 to 710 )
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800
UCONN received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 27 to 32 )
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University of Connecticut Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Connecticut, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Connecticut is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Connecticut

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Connecticut has a freshmen retention rate of 93%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UCONN the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 73%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100
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University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,917 undergraduates at UCONN with 18,090 being full-time and 827 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Connecticut Cost?

The overall average net price of UCONN is $22,974. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCONN

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,069 $15,498 $20,344 $26,653 $30,060

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCONN, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCONN, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,847 a year. That adds up to $31,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCONN Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $72,460 in their early years. This is good news for future UCONN graduates since it is 71% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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Location of University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut is a public institution situated in Storrs, Connecticut. UCONN is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for UCONN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 352 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-2000
Website: uconn.edu/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/UConn
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uconn

University of Connecticut Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 110 majors graduated from University of Connecticut. Of these students, 6,022 received undergraduate degrees and 2,705 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 455 $47,530
General Psychology 407 $32,079
Communication & Media Studies 284 $35,353
Nursing 253 $70,444
General Biology 233 $29,040
Finance & Financial Management 225 $63,392
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 214 $29,511
Mechanical Engineering 202 $68,876
Political Science & Government 201 $33,631
Human Development & Family Studies 170 $32,092

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Connecticut along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCONN

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 24,979 students took at least one online class at University of Connecticut. This is an increase from the 3,917 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 24,979 14,230
2018-2019 3,917 642
2017-2018 3,409 565
2016-2017 2,203 625
2015-2016 2,520 616

Learn more about online learning at University of Connecticut.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.