When you apply to UConn, your application will undergo a holistic review to assess eligibility and suitability. This means no one piece of information, whether it’s grade point average, class rank, essays, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation (optional), or standardized test scores (optional) will determine if you would be a good fit for UConn. Instead, selection is based on a comprehensive review of all the information you provide on your application, both academic and personal.
More than 50% of first-year UConn students on the Storrs main campus are in the top 10% of their senior high school class, while regional campuses are less competitive. To be considered for a place at UConn, you must meet the following criteria.
Minimum academic entry requirements:
- For first-year admission: at least GPA 3.0* in previous study
- For transfer admission: GPA 2.7–3.5 (depending on your chosen UConn degree) in previous study, and 12 or more undergraduate credits from an accredited college or university
- For Special Programs (medicine, law, etc.): GPA 3.4–3.5 in previous study
* The average GPA of admitted students at the Storrs main campus is 3.5; average GPA at regional campuses is 3.0.