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University of Connecticut Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Connecticut? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UCONN offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Connecticut Ranked?

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2022 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 806 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is personality psychology.

Overall Quality

UCONN landed the #155 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UCONN also holds the #6 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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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 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 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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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Connecticut.

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 $22,012. 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 +
$12,381 $14,157 $19,243 $26,179 $28,653

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 2.6%. 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 $58,400 in their early years. That's great news for UCONN students since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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, 6,144 received undergraduate degrees and 2,413 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 454 $47,511
General Psychology 403 $33,687
Communication & Media Studies 275 $39,794
Nursing 265 $71,623
General Biology 245 $32,284
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 233 $30,150
Finance & Financial Management 231 $63,101
Political Science & Government 209 $36,185
Human Development & Family Studies 182 $31,964
Mechanical Engineering 178 $68,988

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.

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