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#213 Overall Influence #1460 Desirability Rank

University of Connecticut

Public research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

34,437

Acceptance

56%

Graduation Rate

83%

Median SAT Score

1305

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$14,406

Fees (in-state)

$3,428

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

24K

Under-Grads

19K

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

#168 World Rank
Biology
#65 World Rank
Psychology
#145 World Rank
Medical
#215 World Rank
Literature
#181 World Rank
Business
#147 World Rank
Education
#160 World Rank
Law
#261 World Rank
Engineering
#151 World Rank
Political Science
#223 World Rank
Philosophy
#170 World Rank
History
#294 World Rank
Mathematics
#247 World Rank
Computer Science
#284 World Rank
Chemistry
#161 World Rank
Communications
#217 World Rank
Economics
#316 World Rank
Physics
#89 World Rank
Anthropology
#148 World Rank
Sociology
#104 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#208 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#52 World Rank
Social Work
#92 World Rank
Nursing
#738 World Rank
Religious Studies

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, Psychology, and Anthropology

Maya Moore

Maya Moore

American professional basketball player

Lawrence F. Cafero

State representative

Caron Butler

Caron Butler

American basketball player

Kevin Lacz

Kevin Lacz

Former US Navy SEAL

Rebecca Lobo

Rebecca Lobo

American professional women's basketball player

Tom Santopietro

Tom Santopietro

American author and Broadway theater manager

Elinore McCance-Katz

Elinore McCance-Katz

American physician, academic, and government official

Samuel Jaskilka

Samuel Jaskilka

Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

Devin Gaines

American scholar

Sue Bird

Sue Bird

American-Israeli basketball player

Kuntowijoyo

Kuntowijoyo

Writer

Lynne E. Maquat

Lynne E. Maquat

American biochemist