University of Connecticut
#207 Overall Influence#1460 Desirability Rank

University of Connecticut

Public research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) was founded in 1881. With branch campuses in Farmington, Groton, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury, in addition to its flagship campus in Storrs, UConn’s total student body numbers more than 32,000 individuals.

UConn’s most popular programs are those in psychology, economics, and communications. UConn is also home to the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action (CESPA), the premier research institute for ecological psychology—a theoretical framework pioneered by the world-renowned psychologist, James J. Gibson.

UConn’s distance-learning program, UConn Online, offers over 500 courses to some 3400 students annually, of which more than 2,230 pursue a bachelor’s degree and 1,150 a graduate degree or professional certificate.

UConn is associated with one Nobel laureate, David Lee for physics.

Other distinguished UConn-connected individuals include the following:

UConn is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Connecticut is a public land-grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881.The primary 4,400-acre campus is in Storrs, Connecticut, approximately a half hour's drive from Hartford and 90 minutes from Boston. It is a flagship university that is ranked as the best public national university in New England and is tied for 23rd in "top public schools" and tied for 63rd best national university in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. UConn has been ranked by Money Magazine and Princeton Review top 18th in value. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy, defined as a select group of publicly funded universities considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

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352 Mansfield Road, Storrs CT 06269

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University of Connecticut's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . University of Connecticut’s most academically influential people include Michael Kupperman, Greg Hampikian, and Devin Gaines.

Michael Kupperman
Michael Kupperman


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Greg Hampikian

Armenian biologist

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Devin Gaines

American scholar

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Lyn Frazier

American linguist

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Tom Santopietro
Tom Santopietro

American author and Broadway theater manager

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Samuel Jaskilka
Samuel Jaskilka

Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

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Lewis Turco

Poet, writer, teacher

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Maya Moore
Maya Moore

American professional basketball player

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David Grimaldi

American paleoentomologist

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Lawrence F. Cafero

State representative

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Leslie Brody
Leslie Brody

American writer

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Caron Butler
Caron Butler

American basketball player

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