Academics

Location
Storrs, CT
Undergrads
16,736
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Academics: Professors are wonderful. I've had the pleasure to meet some truly great and interesting professors who really care about students and campus safety. The curriculum is also great withone disadvantage which can really be found anywhere. It's not difficult to find yourself doing an extra year at college because you changed your mind about a major. Study abroad options are plentiful, I definitely plan on that in my future!

5 College Junior

Academics: I love that I chose to be an Allied Health Sciences major because I feel that it will really prepare me for Physical Therapy graduate school. It's very competitive but has plenty of opportunities all over campus.

4 College Junior

Academics: some professors can be difficult but theyre all great

4 College Junior

Academics: its good because you get best of both worlds. you get the business end and health care end

5 College Senior

Academics: UConn offers such a large variety of classes, professors, etc. that you can take anything that interests you. Professors are difficult but certainly know their material. Registration is simple - the only hard part is deciding what classes you want to take.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 91st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 92nd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 93rd
    Best Course Variety
  • 247th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 588th
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Hometown
Harwinton, CT
Major
Journalism & Sociology
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UConn is New England’s number one public university and has been for more than a decade. Students are bound to find what interests them among the 14 schools and colleges, and more than 90 majors offered. One wouldn’t think of diversity when thinking of Storrs, Conn., but UConn can only be described as a melting pot, with people from all over the country and even the world. Professors are diverse, as well, with varied experiences and interests. As a research university, professors are not only teachers, but they are also lifelong students themselves, constantly studying and gaining knowledge in their field.

The average class size is 30 students, but as a freshman fulfilling general education requirements, expect class sizes to be closer to 100 students. As years progress and your courses become more focused on your major, class sizes will shrink, and professors may even learn your name. Luckily, for future students, construction is well underway to replace outdated buildings and improve the learning experience for students, allowing for more high-tech classrooms. Whatever school you’re a part of or whatever major you choose, UConn prepares you for the “real world” that you’ve been hearing about since freshman year of high school. About 94 percent of recent graduates from all UConn schools are either employed or in graduate or professional school, and you could be one of them. But remember: “Students today. Huskies forever.”

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,336
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
56
Total FT Faculty
1,847
Faculty with Terminal Degree
95%
Average Faculty Salary
$102,499
Full-Time Retention Rate
93%
Part-Time Retention Rate
80%
Transfer-Out Rate
12%
Graduation Rate
82%
Programs/Majors Offered
166
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 44%
  • 20 to 49 students: 39%
  • 50 or more students: 17%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Center for Continuing Studies
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
  • Neag School of Education
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • English Language Studies: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
  • Summer session
  • Urban semester
  • Winter inter-session
Online Courses
Online courses are the perfect solution for busy schedules. Do you have a lot of extracurriculars or a jam-packed class schedule? Online classes allow you to work from your dorm or wherever your busy life takes you. While not every UConn course is offered online, there is a wide selection offered every semester (including summer and winter sessions, too). If you're behind on credits and need to take a course over the summer but can't make the trip to Storrs, taking an online course is very convenient. Since there isn't a physical classroom meeting, it could get easy to fall behind, so make sure you have the discipline and self-motivation to stay on top of your online work.
Best Places to Study
  • Babbidge Library
  • Dorm building study rooms
  • Outside (when the weather is warm, of course)
Tips to Succeed
  • Go to class. In giant lectures, it's very easy to get lost, and the professors aren't motivated to help you if you haven't attended.
  • In the bigger classes, grading will be formulaic. Figure out what they want, and give it to them to the best of your ability.
  • Leaving your dorm room door open when you're hanging out will help you meet people.
  • Research your professors at either www.professorperformance.com or www.ratemyprofessor.com.
  • Take advantage of teachers' office hours if you need help. That's what they're there for.
  • Utilize the library.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
Did You Know?
UConn is considered a "Public Ivy."

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 87 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 88 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 42% Rebecca Lobo - ESPN analyst and former WNBA player
  • 33% Ray Allen
  • 17% Bobby Moynihan - comedian
  • 8% Diana Tirasi
  • 0% Jeremy Leven - screenwriter
  • 0% Ron Palillo - actor

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