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4 College Freshman

Academics: General education requirements are more difficult than they should be. Major-specific classes should play a greater presence earlier on in the first two years of earning your degree.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The sociology department is very helpful and show interest in their students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Workload and curriculum are good but job opportunities were limited.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great academics to choose from, registering a pain

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Work load is difficult but I like the challenge

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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 Luckily, for future students, construction is well underway to replace outdated buildings and improve the learning experience for students, allowing for more high-tech classrooms.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
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 2%
  • 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 or
  • 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 92 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 24 responses

  • 34% Ray Allen
  • 28% Rebecca Lobo - ESPN analyst and former WNBA player
  • 13% Bobby Moynihan - comedian
  • 11% Diana Tirasi
  • 4% Kim Zolciak
  • 4% Bob from Bob's Furniture
  • 2% Jeremy Leven - screenwriter
  • 2% Ron Palillo - actor
  • 2% Justin Folley

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 93 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.

How often do you:    Based on 33 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% This was my dream school.
  • 53% This was one of my top choices.
  • 31% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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