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The University of Connecticut, or UConn, is the State of Connecticut's land-grant university. It was founded in 1881. The main UConn campus is located in Storrs, Connecticut. UConn is a member of the Big East Conference. The university offers over 100 majors, several undergraduate degrees, and more than 15 graduate degree programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Neag School of Education
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • School of Allied Health
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Family Studies
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work
UConn's sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big East Conference.

Profile of University of ConnecticutThe campus of UConn is in Storrs, CT, which is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at UConn include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. UConn is known for its programs in science and liberal arts.

UConn Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into UConn is challenging; it only admitted 49% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 660.

UConn has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, UConn had 23, 692 students enrolled (21, 373 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. UConn offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big East Conference.

UConn Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 597general studies, political science, English, economics, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management1, 050business, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing, business management, taxation, actuarial science, . . .
Science515biology, call and molecular biology, chemistry, animal physiology, biomedical sciences, pathology, ecology, physics, . . .
Education and Teaching469education, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, special ed, music teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, technical teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling466psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology, gene therapy, cognitive psychology
Family and Social Work390family studies, social work, family systems, public administration, adult development and aging
Engineering367mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, . . .
Media250communication studies, journalism
Law219law, advanced legal research, legal professions, US law
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nursing science
Medical Support and Technology175pre-pharmacy, allied health and medical assisting, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, audiology, genetics tech
Medicine154pharmacy, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design, dental clinical sciences, public health courses
Mathematics104mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics courses, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy96nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, dietitian, rehabilitation, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Animal Science and Care87animal science, animal husbandry
Computer Science and Engineering67computer engineering, computer science
Fine Arts64fine arts, art history and criticism
Agricultural Science and Management55agricultural economics, agriculture
Conservation and Resource Management48conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management
Music44music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts37drama, acting, theatre design, stagecraft
Landscaping and Horticulture35horticultural science, applied horticulture, agronomy, plant sciences
Real Estate and Construction Management22real estate
Medical administration21health care administration, health and medical administrative
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, Jewish studies
Architecture and Planning13landscape architecture
Security and Law Enforcement3security and protective services
Engineering Technician0occupational safety tech
Contact: UConnUniversity of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269

General Phone: (860) 486-2000


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