University of Connecticut
#254 Overall Influence#1460 Desirability Rank

University of Connecticut

Public research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States

University of Connecticut Rankings

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).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

34,886

Acceptance

49%

Graduation Rate

82%

Median SAT Score

1315

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,848

Fees (in-state)

$2,882

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$66,000

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

25K

Under-Grads

20K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

352 Mansfield Road, Storrs CT 06269

What is University of Connecticut known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#38 World Rank #33 USA Rank
Social Work
#63 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Nursing
#129 World Rank #66 USA Rank
Anthropology
#89 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#124 World Rank #73 USA Rank
Psychology
#156 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Biology
#201 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Sociology
#172 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Political Science
#184 World Rank #104 USA Rank
History
#250 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Engineering
#199 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Education
#314 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Chemistry
#242 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Medical
#383 World Rank #145 USA Rank
Economics
#311 World Rank #159 USA Rank
Law
#480 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Mathematics
#428 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Philosophy
#240 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Business
#531 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Physics
#447 World Rank #179 USA Rank
Literature
#486 World Rank #198 USA Rank
Computer Science
#283 World Rank #204 USA Rank
Communications

Influential People

Who are University of Connecticut's Most influential alumni?

University of Connecticut's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Nursing, and Criminal Justice. University of Connecticut’s most academically influential people include Massimo Pigliucci, Meg Ryan, and Elizabeth Bear.

Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo Pigliucci

Chair of the Department of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College

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Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan

American actress and producer

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Elizabeth Bear
Elizabeth Bear

American writer

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Roy D'Andrade

American anthropologist

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Emeka Okafor
Emeka Okafor

American basketball player

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Robert D. Kaplan
Robert D. Kaplan

American writer

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Stuart Rothenberg

American writer

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Martha Piper
Martha Piper

Canadian academic

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Lewis Turco

Poet, writer, teacher

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Richard Mastracchio
Richard Mastracchio

American astronaut

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Philip Rubin
Philip Rubin

American academic

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Ann Beattie
Ann Beattie

Short story writer, novelist, professor

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