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University of Connecticut

06269 Storrs View map
United States
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Public
Very High
28,575
1,557
3,725

Overview

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is ranked as one of the best public universities in the United States. With a combination of dynamic faculty, strong athletic pride and an extraordinary sense of community, UConn is like no other. Offering over 100 undergraduate majors and the ability to create a major of your own, a broad range of academic choices is provided. As a public research university, UConn is a hub for breakthrough exploration and scholarship. Faculty members are top experts in their fields, and serve as mentors and advisors to students. Distinctive research opportunities pair undergraduate students with faculty in every academic discipline offered. In addition, UConn’s nationally recognized Honors Program features a tight-knit community with a high level of faculty interactivity. 

The main campus in Storrs, is located in a safe, rural New England town midway between New York City and Boston. Make no mistake - Storrs is not a quiet place. With the highest percentage of students living on campus of any public university in the United States, UConn is its own little city within a small town. The proximity of major cities provides students with innumerable business connections, including internships and networking opportunities during the academic year and in the summer.

Over the past 20 years, UConn has completed a $2.8-billion infrastructure investment program - the most extensive of any public university in the United States. In early 2013, UConn launched Next Generation Connecticut (NextGenCT), a $1.5 billion investment by the State of Connecticut, which has been made to primarily support expansion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.   Highlights in this 10-year plan include faculty hiring, building new STEM cutting-edge facilities and laboratories, and creating a STEM scholars community within the Honors Program. NextGenCT will bring opportunities for research and innovation in the STEM fields to the help build Connecticut’s future workforce. 

With three on-campus museums, concerts and famous performers at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, and weekly newly-released movies right inside the Student Union’s 500 seat theater, UConn students work hard and play hard. Over 600 student clubs and organizations allow students to pursue their passions outside the classroom. Cultural centers offer vibrant, intellectually challenging environments that promote cultural awareness and support students’ academic pursuits. Education abroad abounds with over 250 organized adventures in 60 countries, providing an experiential learning opportunity like no other.

Face paint, chants, and school spirit permeate throughout the campus.  Winning is tradition -  Women’s Basketball holds the longest winning streak of any college basketball team, a four-time national championship Men’s Basketball team, and a 22-time Champion Women’s Field Hockey team.  Students can cheer on one of our 24-Division I teams, join one of our club sports team, or play an intramural sport, like inter-tube water polo.  No matter how students are involved, they are filled with husky spirit.    

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University Highlights

Total students - 28,575

20%
80%

International students - 3,725

50%
50%

Total faculty staff - 1,557

369
1188

Total students - 28,575

20%
80%

International students - 3,725

50%
50%

Total faculty staff - 1,557

1188
369
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