So, you’re thinking about applying to the University of Connecticut (better known as UConn), and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.
With an acceptance rate of 53%, admission to UConn is extremely competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1390, or an ACT score of around 30.
Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and You’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at UConn’s admission statistics.
UConn 2018 Admissions Statistics: Class of 2018
UConn’s acceptance rate in 2018 was 53%. For students applying to the class of 2022, out of 34,978 applicants, UConn admitted about 18,598. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.64, the average ACT score was 28, and the average SAT score was 1300.
For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 26, and the 75th percentile score was 30.
For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1110. The 75th percentile score was 1390.
If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.
Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
As we said, admission to UConn is very competitive. Even if UConn is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.
Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.
OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took a look at UConn’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.
UConn 2020 Application Requirements: Class of 2024
To apply to UConn, you’ll need to fill out the Common or Coalition Application and pay the $80 application fee, submit an ACT or SAT score (writing test optional), submit a Personal Essay, submit your high school transcript and either your SAT or ACT score. Everything should be submitted by December 1st for Early Action, and January 15th for Regular Decision.
Here’s a full list of application requirements:
- Fill out the Common or Coalition Application, and pay an application fee of $80 (or apply for a fee waiver)
- Submit an ACT score or SAT score
- Submit a Personal Essay
- Submit your high school transcript
The application deadline is January 15th for Regular Decision. March 1st is the financial aid application deadline. Regular Decision applicants find out their fates starting March 1st forward.
Have you been admitted to UConn? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.
UConn 2018 Admitted Students Profile: Class of 2022
If you matriculate at UConn, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.
Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:
- Roughly 48% are male and 51% are female
- 4.2% of students are international
UConn has a diverse class, as well, with a large number of people of color. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:
- International: 4.2%
- Underrepresented minority: 8.2%
- Two or more races: 2.8%
- White: 64.4%
What do these admitted students plan to study? UConn offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:
Now, how are you going to pay for this?
UConn Tuition Figures
At $53,112, UConn’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $14,256.
Here’s a fuller look at UConn tuition and financial aid in 2017:
- Total budget: $53,112
- Average financial aid package: $14,256
- The average student debt of a UConn graduate is $24,999
Now, what is life like at UConn? Let’s take a look.
UConn is located in Storrs, Connecticut, about ninety minutes away from Boston.
Because of its fairly rural setting, the UConn campus was designed to be fairly self-sufficient. For example, all heat on campus is generated by steam and the university owns and controls its own water system and waste treatment facility.
Remember, you’re going to UConn for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.
UConn has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:
- American Studies
- Biomedical Engineering
- Cognitive Science
- Digital Media and Design
- Human Rights
- Landscape Architecture
- Nutritional Sciences
- Theatre Studies
Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at UConn.
Student Life at UConn
UConn has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.
Here’s a sampling of UConn’s student activities:
- Act in Miracles
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Beekeeping Club
- Breakdancing Club
- Campus Big Buddies
- Casual Video Game Club
- Dumbledore’s Army
- E-Sports Club
- EDM Huskies
- Fencing Club
- Generations Connect
- Hip-Hop Initiative
- Husky Drive
- Korean Student Association
- Lambda Lambda Lambda
Are you an athlete? UConn’s got plenty of options for you.
UConn offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.
UConn’s sports include:
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
Who might you become with a UConn degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:
UConn has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.
Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:
- Musician Judy Collins
- Painter Sharon Butler
- Musician Moby
- Actor/Comedian Bobby Moynihan
- Actress Meg Ryan
- Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver
- NBA Player Ray Allen
- MLB Pitcher Matt Barnes
And this is only a partial list!
Getting into UConn is fairly competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.
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