University of Connecticut: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Connecticut is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 48%.

UConn ranks among the nation's best public universities and the top Connecticut colleges. Students interested in applying to the University of Connecticut can apply with the Common Application or the Coalition Application. All applicants are automatically considered for UConn's honors program and merit scholarships.

Considering applying to UConn? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Why the University of Connecticut?

  • Location: Storrs, Connecticut
  • Campus Features: UConn spans roughly 4,100 acres across its main campus and four regional campuses in Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. The Storrs campus includes two lakes, a farm, and extensive athletic facilities.
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
  • Athletics: The UConn Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.
  • Highlights: UConn wins high marks for its green initiatives on campus. The university does well in the national rankings, and was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of Connecticut had an acceptance rate of 48%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 48 were admitted, making UConn's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 34,198
Percent Admitted 48%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

UConn requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 82% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 680
Math 610 710
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UConn's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Connecticut scored between 600 and 680, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 610 and 710, while 25% scored below 610 and 25% scored above 710. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1390 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UConn.

Requirements

The University of Connecticut does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UConn participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 33% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Englsih 25 33
Math 26 32
Composite 26 31

This admissions data tells us that most of UConn's admitted students fall within the top 18% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UConn received a composite ACT score between 26 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 26.

Requirements

UConn does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, the University of Connecticut superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, 50% of UConn's incoming freshman ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. The University of Connecticut does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Connecticut Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Connecticut Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph was self-reported by applicants to the University of Connecticut. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Connecticut, which accepts fewer than half of applicants, has a selective admissions process and above average SAT/ACT scores. However, UConn has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your numerical scores. A strong application essay and glowing optional letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside of UConn's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B" or better, combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or above. Your chance of admission increases significantly if your GPA is in the "A" range and your combined SAT score is over 1200.