University of Connecticut

2,784 reviews
  1. Storrs, CT
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C-
University of Connecticut is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Website

University of Connecticut Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
1140-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,049/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,936/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,904/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,957/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,656/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,608/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.180 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.179 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,677Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
Report
  • Husky pride.
    45%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Typical New Englander
    11%
  • Frat Bros, Sorority Girls
    7%
  • Cliquey
    6%
  • We are all huskies, no one excluded!
    6%
  • I suck at interacting with people enough to tell
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.231 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Husky Pride!
    48%
  • BLEED BLUE
    25%
  • Students today Huskies Forever
    13%
  • School Spirit!
    5%
  • Windchill
    4%
  • Hivemind
    3%
  • Shabazz
    2%

After University of Connecticut

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses

Reviews

2,784 reviews
  • Excellent
    366
  • Very Good
    1058
  • Average
    1079
  • Poor
    211
  • Terrible
    70
The campus is so rich with diversity, there are hundreds on clubs and organization a student can become apart of. This makes it easy to meet new people and also allows the student to find out more about themselves such as talents, what their passionate about, and etc. The students take extreme pride in the husky community making the environment welcoming for transfer students and the freshman classes. The professors are extremely passionate about their field of work, making learning new topics more interesting. Most of them are also to willing to be flexible with their schedules in order to help the students become more successful. For being a huge campus, it is extremely safe and takes the safety of their students as the biggest priority. This school has lived up to so far, everything i wanted and pictured my college experience to be like. I am a student today, but a husky forever!
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
Chemical Engineering Is Highly Rewarding – As a Chemical Engineering major, I often find myself working late into the night, challenging myself academically. Members of this major largely consider it the most difficult major at UConn, requiring strong math, science, and computer skills. Freshman year, engineers take introductory classes in Chemistry, Computer Science (Matlab coding), Calculus, and foundational engineering courses. Sophomore year is significantly more challenging, with Calculus III and Diff. Eq, Organic Chemistry, and harder Engineering courses. By junior and senior year, you will be a work-machine capable and devoted to spending long hours working on problem sets or studying. Senior year features a Senior Design project in which a team of students works throughout the year on an independent project solving some sort of industrial project.

This hard work pays off, however! The Chemical Engineering faculty at UConn is rather small but for the most part helpful and friendly. I have enjoyed my engineering classes so far, but you must attend class (or have a friend with really good notes) in order to succeed. Do not expect high grades. An A student in high school may have to become accustomed to receiving Cs and Ds on exams. UConn chemical engineers are highly sought by corporations around Connecticut and the Greater Northeast region. If you can survive 4 arduous years of class, you will mostly likely be able to obtain a (high-paying) job.

In the end, choose Chemical Engineering if you are interested and have high ability in science and math, are willing to spend long hours studying, but want great preparation for a career post-graduation.
  • College Junior
  • July 29 2012
At my school, Nursing is an important investment to the students, however not to the school. Many resources are promoted within the main campus and not with its division. The curriculum is different at multiple locations which is interesting because this program is accelerated for Nursing and on several occasions, the program has fell through in regards to proper planning. For example, an advanced program of one year should have assigned teachers and on more than one occasion, my program did not have a teacher for a scheduled course! The workload is incredible, and on multiple occasions students were told to read specific chapters and purchase specific books when indeed this was the wrong information. I feel as though the program just began, and was not instituted a few years ago.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 9 2013