Founded in 1881 as Storrs Agricultural School, University of Connecticut obtained its current name in 1939. The University has ten schools and colleges at its main campus in Storrs, separate Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, five regional campuses throughout the state and Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
Considered a Public Ivy by some higher education specialists, UConn is one of the founding institutions of the Hartford, Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. UConn is a member of the Big East Conference.
UConn is a research intensive university, a prestigious designation shared by only the nation's top higher education institutions. The University of Connecticut has more than 70 focused research centers where faculty, graduate students and undergraduates research everything from improving human health to enhancing public education and protecting the country’s natural resources.
UConn offers 105 majors, 8 undergraduate degrees, 16 graduate degrees and 5 professional degree programs. Students can select from 64 different minors at UConn, including some areas of study that are not offered as formalized majors.
At UConn you can benefit from Online Learning that is offered through the Center for Continuing Studies. Whether you are looking for degree programs, non-credit programs, certificates, general interest courses, professional development/career enhancement opportunities, or specialized fine arts programs, we have a program for you.
We have Online Courses and programs for those who have a busy schedule that precludes attending classes face to face. This allows you to access UConn education from anywhere in the world.
Financial Aid is offered in the form of grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment. It is administered by the Student Financial Aid Office. The assessment of need is based on the ability of the student's family to contribute, the amount of the student's savings for college, and other financial resources that may be available. To be considered for financial aid, applicants must submit the FAFSA. Applicants for the Federal Stafford Student Loan must also file the FAFSA.