University of Connecticut

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Storrs, CT

$17,834

Avg in-state tuition

$40,502

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Connecticut

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Connecticut is located in Storrs, Connecticut, and enrolls over 27,000 students annually. The public university's acceptance rate is 49%, and its graduation rate is 84%. UConn offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and 90 professional and research programs at the graduate level, including 10-plus online programs. UConn has seven campuses across the state. It hosts more than 700 student organizations and over 80 research centers and institutes.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

56% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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93% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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83% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1390

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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27k

Students enrolled

92%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

53%

Non-U.S. Citizen

13%

Hispanic

12%

Asian

10%

Black

6%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

52%

Socio-economic diversity

21% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

37%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

63%

Pell Grant

21%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,740
State Grant Aid $3,792
Institution Grant Aid $12,633
Pell Grant Aid $4,860

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$50k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.