Students today, Huskies forever
As a public research university, UConn is a hub for breakthrough exploration and scholarship. Faculty members are top experts in their fields and serve as mentors and advisors to students. Distinctive research opportunities pair undergraduate students with faculty in every academic discipline offered. In addition, UConn’s nationally recognized Honors Program features a tight-knit community with a high level of faculty interactivity.
It’s about location
The University of Connecticut is the state’s flagship institution of higher education. The UConn system includes our main campus in Storrs and four regional campuses for undergraduate students across the state. Regional campuses are located at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. All offer the same outstanding education and world-class professors as our main campus in Storrs. UConn Stamford is located in the center of one of the nation’s most robust business communities and features apartment-style University housing less than one hour from New York City.
The main campus in Storrs is located in a safe, rural New England town midway between New York City and Boston. But make no mistake—Storrs is not a quiet place. With one of the highest percentages of students living on campus, UConn is its own little city within a small town. The proximity of major cities provides students with innumerable business connections, including internships and networking opportunities during the academic year and in the summer. The recently developed Storrs Center has transformed into the college downtown UConn has always envisioned. Filled with restaurants, shops, and apartments, students have access to many amenities within a short walk from a residential hall.
The “to-do” list
With three on-campus museums, concerts and famous performers at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, and weekly newly released movies right inside the Student Union’s 500-seat theater, UConn students work hard and play hard. Over 600 student clubs and organizations allow students to pursue their passions outside the classroom. Cultural centers offer vibrant, intellectually challenging environments that promote cultural awareness and support students’ academic pursuits. Education abroad abounds with over 250 organized adventures in over 60 countries, providing an experiential learning opportunity like no other. The word “bored” just isn’t in our vocabulary.
Next Generation Connecticut
Over the past 20 years, UConn has completed a $2.8 billion infrastructure investment program—the most extensive of any public university in the United States. In early 2013, UConn launched Next Generation Connecticut (NextGenCT), a $1.7 billion investment by the state of Connecticut, which has been made to primarily support expansion in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Highlights in this 10-year plan include faculty hiring, building new cutting-edge STEM facilities and laboratories, creating a STEM scholars community within the Honors program, and the expansion of UConn’s hottest major, digital media and design. NextGenCT will bring opportunities for research and innovation in the STEM fields to help build Connecticut’s future workforce.
We also have a four-time national championship men’s basketball team and a 20-time champion women’s field hockey team. Students can cheer on one of our 24 Division I teams, join one of our club sports team, or play an intramural sport, like inner tube water polo. No matter how students are involved, they are filled with Husky spirit.
Take it in
Interested in learning more about what UConn can offer you? For details on the admission process or to schedule a campus tour, visit admissions.uconn.edu.