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The University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has served students since 1881. UConn was originally established as Storrs Agricultural School and today operates as the state’s land-grant university. It lies in Storrs, Conn., and is ranked No. 63 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its 14 schools, UConn offers diverse degree programs which include 102 undergraduate and 88 graduate fields of study. The university also offers law, medical, dental, and pharmacy degree programs. UConn has also produced alumni such as Nobel Prize winner David Lee and Nintendo vice president, George Harrison.

Programs Offered

UConn offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral programs. U.S. News & World Report states that some of UConn’s most popular programs include those in the social sciences, business, and science. Online education is offered via UConn’s eCampus. Through its eCampus, UConn offers online graduate programs in accounting, survey research, and human resource management as well as a special summer program in education. Its online graduate business program is ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


UConn originally received accreditation status from the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) in 1931. It continues to hold this accreditation status today and was granted an additional 10 years of accreditation in 2007.


Undergraduate admission submissions generally require a high school transcript, an application fee, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, an application, and an admissions essay. The Fall 2013 application deadline is Jan. 15, and students will begin being notified of acceptance in the beginning of March. Those applying for graduate admissions must submit a college transcript demonstrating they have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores depending on the program they wish to enter, an application and application fee, and letters of recommendation. Depending on the undergraduate or graduate program one is applying for, more materials may be required for admission consideration; this is especially true at the graduate level. Moreover, transfer students may have different application deadlines and admission requirements.


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