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University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut, United States
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses.

Bachelor's programmes

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About

History

Late in 1880, brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs donated land and money to start an agricultural school in Connecticut. More than 130 years later, the University of Connecticut has become one of the top 20 public universities in the nation. 

Education

Learning and academics are about exploring the things that interest you, growing with that knowledge, and finding the path on which you’ll be most successful. With 14 schools and colleges and more than 100 undergraduate majors, you’ll find what you’re looking for at UConn. And what if you come up with something unique to study? You can create your own major.

Whether you want to learn from the past by studying history or you want to set the course for the future with groundbreaking scientific research, learning opportunities here abound. Challenge yourself to reach new academic heights in rigorous courses taught by our expert faculty. 

Research

  • At UConn, our faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to learning more about the world around them through research. With annual expenditures in excess of $200 million, collaborative research is carried out within the departments of our 14 schools and colleges and at our more than 100 research centers and institutes. 
  • We are working to enhance the nation’s hardware security at the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering; figuring out how to build everything from jet engines to spaceship parts using advanced three-dimensional printing technology at the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center; developing sustainable energy systems at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering.

Career

A career plan is a way to organize your career goals and develop a plan of action to achieve them. UConn has developed the Personalized Career Plan so that all UConn students can build their own plan based on their unique goals. This resource helps you create your own customized actions steps to save to your plan. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
201
2019
201 100
2018
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
501 -124
2020
377 -4
2019
373
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
351 -50
2019
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
325 -15
2019
310
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Division of Student Affairs supports the educational mission of the University and enables student success through services, programs and experiences that extend learning, support health and wellness, and enhance personal development. The Division fosters an inclusive community, student engagement and active and responsible citizenship.

Housing services

UConn Residential Life enhances students’ personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth by creating safe and inclusive environments, producing innovative programs and services, and fostering meaningful relationships. 

Library services

The UConn School of Law Library & Technology Department connects members of the law school community to people, places, information, ideas and resources.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Partnering with faculty, students, staff, alumni, consortia and other external groups;
  • Educating students, faculty and staff;
  • Providing comprehensive, current and relevant print and digital collections;

ICT services

Wireless access is available throughout the building. You must register for access to the wireless network. The main campus University Information Technology Department's website has more information or please visit the main desk while you are visiting.

Medical services

The mission of the University of Connecticut Student Health and Wellness is to promote the lifelong physical and emotional well-being of our students. Our multi-disciplinary team provides high quality, cost-effective Primary Care, Health Promotion and Educational Outreach.

Student Life

Campus life

More than 130 years later, UConn is ranked among the top 25 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. From Horsebarn Hill to Downtown Storrs, our picturesque main campus is home to more than 19,000 undergraduates, as well as graduate students pursuing one of 17 graduate degrees or a doctorate in pharmacy.

Located in the heart of the northeast, halfway between New York City and Boston, UConn’s main campus makes for an energizing and inspiring environment. Here, our students learn and create new knowledge alongside esteemed professors and talented peers.

Sports facilities

A tradition of coaching winning athletes ensures UConn is a standout in Division I sports and fuels our academic spirit. Our teams work hard to compete at the highest level, racking up championship titles and making us proud. 

UConn student-athletes are ambassadors for the student body, working just as hard in the classroom as they do in competition. When they’re not training or studying, our athletes give back to the community.

From baseball, softball, and soccer to hockey, track and field, and swimming and diving, UConn athletes consistently perform at an elite level athletically and academically. Our students, alumni, and fans from all over Connecticut – and beyond – rally around Husky pride.

Student clubs

UConn offers over 350 student clubs to help students get more involved in the community. Organizations include academic, volunteer, sporting, performance, and other groups. 

Accreditation

The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. 

Student Reviews

Overall Uni Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overrall speaking; I had a good University experience. Counselors, guidance and help is around and there is a variety of courses, time slots to try to make it easier for students.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

very helpful and involved professors, challenging courses, very friendly student body

UConn: Where the Student Body Develops
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I believe UConn had an approach that forces their students to learn for themselves. You aren't given all the information, you're expected to figure things out and look things up to really understand them. I think overall that was very helpful and will help me in my future studies.

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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