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University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Branford House on the Avery Point campus credit: Pi.1415926535
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Overview
Public
18,655 Undergraduates
49% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, Connecticut
6269
(860) 486-2000
uconn.edu/

The University of Connecticut is a public land great, National Space Grant and National Sea Grant research university. It is also one of the top 60 schools in the nation. Located in Storrs, Connecticut, UConn was founded in 1881 when two brothers, Charles and Augustus Storrs, donated 170 acres of farmland to start a school. It was originally called Storrs Agricultural School. Today the campus has expanded to more than 4,100 acres. UConn is known as one of the “Public Ivies” for its excellent academic research, and it has produced Fulbright Scholars. Notable alumni include Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan, basketball player Diana Taurasi, actress Meg Ryan, basketball player Swin Cash, Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Former Prime Minister of Turkey Tansu Çiller. The school’s colors are navy blue, white and gray, and its mascot is Jonathan the Husky (they used to be the Aggies for “Agriculture”). Every mascot is named Jonathan after Jonathan Trumbull, a former governor of Connecticut. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – American Athletic Conference and Hockey East, and varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, swimming and diving and tennis.

Location

Storrs is a village and census-designated place in the town of Mansfield within eastern Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 15,344 at the 2010 census. It is dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the main campus of the University of Connecticut and the associated Connecticut Repertory Theatre. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

90

restaurants score

Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

850

New Transfer Students

Admissions
49%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

1120-1340

SAT Range

35,980

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$19,064

Typical Cost

$36,948

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,880

In-State (published)

75%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$18,430

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Psychology

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nearly 40 chapters on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big East Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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