University of Connecticut: Narrative Description

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Storrs, CT 06269
Tel: (860)486-2000
Admissions: (860)486-3137
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1881. Setting: 4,104-acre rural campus. Endowment: $311 million. Research spending 2003-04: $62 million. Total enrollment: 22,694. Faculty: 1,234 (922 full-time, 312 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 18,466 applied, 50% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 79% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 38 valedictorians. Full-time: 14,843 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 908 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 65 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 72% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other public institutions in Connecticut. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. State resident tuition: $6096 full-time, $254 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,600 full-time, $775 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1816 full-time, $605 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7848. College room only: $4104. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 238 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Weekend, UConn Do It Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 10,757 college housing spaces available; 10,629 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Homer Babbidge Library plus 3 others with 3 million books, 4.3 million microform titles, 17,378 serials, 61,417 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $12.7 million. 1,318 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Storrs, population 12,100, is in a rural area 25 miles east of Hartford and 70 miles south of Boston. The climate is temperate. Buses serve the area with other modes of transportation available in Hartford. Community facilities include various houses of worship and a small shopping area. Willimantic, nine miles away, has a hospital and additional shopping facilities. There are recreational activities at nearby lakes and State Parks. Part-time employment opportunities are limited.

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