University Of Connecticut

University Of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut, or UConn, is the State of Connecticut's land-grant university. It was founded in 1881. The main UConn campus is located in Storrs, Connecticut. UConn is a member of the Big East Conference. The university offers over 100 majors, several undergraduate degrees, and more than 15 graduate degree programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Neag School of Education
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • School of Allied Health
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Family Studies
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work

UConn's sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big East Conference.

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University of Connecticut
Storrs , CT 06269
General Phone: (860) 486-2000

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UConn Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,671American studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, African-American studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, German language, ...
Business and Management1,066business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources management, MIS, actuarial science, marketing, marketing studies, ...
Science501biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, botany, cell biology, call and molecular biology, bacteriology, ...
Education and Teaching466education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching, music teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling448psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, gene therapy, physical therapy
Family and Social Work411family studies, adult development and aging, family systems, public administration, social work
Engineering386engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Media285communication studies, journalism
Law224law, advanced legal research, US law, legal professions
Medical Support and Technology208audiology, audiology and speech pathology, allied health and medical assisting, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech, genetics tech, clinical and medical lab science, pre-pharmacy ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine172registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nursing science, mental health nursing, various nursing
Medicine150dental clinical sciences, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health, public health courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy106nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer, dietitian, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Mathematics91mathematics, applied mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Animal Science and Care88animal husbandry, animal science
Fine Arts78fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering65computer science, computer engineering
Agricultural Science and Management63agriculture, agricultural economics
Music56music, music performance
Conservation and Resource Management52conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management
Drama and Performing Arts32drama, theatre design, acting, stagecraft
Landscaping and Horticulture32applied horticulture, plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science
Real Estate and Construction Management24real estate
Security and Law Enforcement24security and protective services
Medical Administration20health care administration, health and medical administrative, community health
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, Jewish studies
Architecture and Planning18landscape architecture
Engineering Technician0occupational safety tech

Number of programs and degrees for UConn in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,59194
Master's degree1,43784
Doctor's degree28571
Associate's degree352
Post-master's certificate732
Postbaccalaureate certificate4415
First-professional degree2912

UConn Student Body

In 2007-2008, UConn had a total enrollment of 23,692 students (20,548 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 30%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 29%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York6%
New Jersey5%
Rhode Island2%
New Hampshire2%
(International Students)1%

UConn Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %
Part-Time 64 %

UConn Room and Board (2007)

UConn offers campus housing for 11,970 of its 20,548 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Storrs, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UConn Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540630
SAT Math570660
SAT Writing550640
ACT Composite2428

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UConn Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,338
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,050
Room and board $ 9,504
Room charge $ 5,090
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,414
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,740

Financial Aid:
UConn participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 141700)

UConn Faculty

UConn has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year337$135,671100$124,072
Associate professoracademic year247$93,908150$88,428
Assistant professoracademic year177$76,576159$70,948
Instructoracademic year19$69,13915$59,972
Lectureracademic year20$79,78630$67,857
All faculty totalacademic year800$106,725454$87,858

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UConn Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big East Conference
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports29144173

UConn Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technical Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Family Systems
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies

Animal Genetics
Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Polymer Chemistry
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Educational Psychology
Gene/Genetic Therapy
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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