Athletics

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

Athletics: Sports are definitely on the rise on campus because there is a lot of surfacing talent!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have excellent spirit. We "bleed blue" and take pride in our sports especially our basketball team, both men's and women's.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at UConn are the best. Absolutely fantastic.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: we've won the ncaa championships in basketball twice in the past 3 years and football is big

4 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit regarding the varsity sports is probably the best of any school in the country. The only complaint about athletics I have is that normal students only have one area on campus where they can work out and it is usually overcrowded.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 28th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 293rd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Hometown
Harwinton, CT
Major
Journalism & Sociology
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It’s Huskymania! When most people think of UConn, they think of the men's and women's basketball teams. The men’s team won its third NCAA Championship in 2011, and both the men's team and the women's team were Big East champs. While UConn basketball is outstanding, all of the sports teams push for excellence.

If you love playing sports but don’t want to play at the college level, UConn offers club sports. There are 35 clubs, from classics like baseball and tennis to unique sports like skydiving, ballroom dancing, and ultimate Frisbee. Plus, with great teams come great fans. UConn has incredible school spirit and supportive fans. There are cheerleading and dance teams for students to join and show their UConn pride at every game. Grab a UConn T-shirt, paint a paw print on your face, and get over to a sports game to cheer on the Huskies!

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Big East Conference
Basketball: Big East Conference
School Colors
Blue and white
School Nickname
Huskies
Men Playing Varsity Sports
399 - 5%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
326 - 4%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 86
Basketball: 25
Baseball: 28
Cross Country/Track: 52
Other Sports: 173
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 58%
Basketball: 70%
Baseball: 63%
Cross Country/Track: 56%
Other Sports: 73%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Airsoft
  • Archery
  • Ballroom dance
  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Dance team
  • Dressage
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Kickline
  • Lacrosse
  • Morgan drill team
  • Paintball
  • Polo
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Skydiving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tap
  • Tennis
  • Timber team
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Great pie race
  • Ice hockey
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex
  • The Burton Family Football Complex
  • George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex
  • Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
  • Hugh S. Greer Field House
  • J.O. Christian Field
  • Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
  • Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
  • Mark R. Shenkman Training Center
  • Rentschler Field
  • Wolff-Zackin Natatorium
  • XL Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball and football
Most Overlooked Teams
Basketball overshadows every other sport at UConn.
School Spirit
UConn has a large number of dedicated fans. Connecticut may be a small state, but it's filled with big voices to scream out a Husky cheer. Everyone needs at least one UConn shirt-grab one at the Co-op. Tailgating is popular for the football games, and the student section is always full for basketball games.
Getting Tickets
The athletic ticket office is located near Gampel Pavilion in the center of campus. Tickets are fairly cheap with your student ID, and most events are easy to get tickets for. Seats in the student sections have the best seats in the house, so they're definitely worth it.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Just walking around campus can be fun, or if you're looking for a more scenic walk, check out Horsebarn Hill.
Did You Know?
The UConn men's basketball team has won three NCAA Championships, and the women's basketball team has won seven.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 133 responses

  • 3% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 28% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 47% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 23% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 133 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 22% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 59% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 19% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 134 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 6% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 62% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 32% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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