University of Connecticut (UCONN)

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University of Connecticut can be found in Storrs, CT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UCONN has nearly twenty eight thousand students enrolled annually.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UCONN. A score between 1200 - 1410 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UCONN average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.78 for accepted students. UCONN has an acceptance rate of around 49% with 21% of applicants deciding to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UCONN acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 45%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCONN Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Connecticut was reported as 49.4% in Fall 2020 with over 35,100 college applications submitted to University of Connecticut. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UCONN ACT Scores: 26 - 32
  • UCONN Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Connecticut?

Applicant Selectivity: High

UCONN has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Connecticut has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.8%
  • 2017-2018: 47.8%
  • 2018-2019: 48.8%
  • 2019-2020: 49.4%
  • Projected UCONN Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.4%

How Does UCONN Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UCONN is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Central Connecticut State University65.6%
University of Massachusetts Amherst63.8%
University of Rhode Island74.8%
Brown University7.1%
Yale University6.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCONN (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 690
Math610 - 720
Total Score1200 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math26 - 31
Composite Score26 - 32
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