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International admission at the University of Connecticut

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We can help you apply to an undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, with other options including English preparation, transfer admission and pre-professional programs.

UConn is a prestigious destination for international students. It offers a safe and focused environment for a high-quality study experience on a quintessential American campus. The University’s ambitious community is home to students from around the world who will inspire you to achieve your best.

3,200+ international students

more than 90 countries

offered by 9 academic schools

45% of first year students

are ethnic and racial minorities

Over 40 international student organizations

on the University's main campus in Storrs

Entry requirements

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.

Minimum English entry requirements:

  • TOEFL 79 (no subscore below 19)
  • IELTS 6.5 (no subscore below 6.5)
  • Duolingo 100 (no subscore below 90)

Conditional admission may be offered to students with lower English levels. This is valid for one year. English programs are available on campus.

Reasons to study at UConn

Uconn Storrs campus aerial view

Outstanding main campus

Study at UConn’s main campus in Storrs and enjoy the best of both worlds: a small town setting in charming New England, and a location halfway between Boston and New York City. Facilities include a library with 3.2 million+ physical volumes, a 17,500 square meter fitness center, theater spaces, and more. You’ll join a global community, with 3,800+ international students from 90+ countries.

Uconn Storrs campus aerial view

Outstanding main campus

Study at UConn’s main campus in Storrs and enjoy the best of both worlds: a small town setting in charming New England, and a location halfway between Boston and New York City. Facilities include a library with 3.2 million+ physical volumes, a 17,500 square meter fitness center, theater spaces, and more. You’ll join a global community, with 3,800+ international students from 90+ countries.

Outstanding main campus

Study at UConn’s main campus in Storrs and enjoy the best of both worlds: a small town setting in charming New England, and a location halfway between Boston and New York City. Facilities include a library with 3.2 million+ physical volumes, a 17,500 square meter fitness center, theater spaces, and more. You’ll join a global community, with 3,800+ international students from 90+ countries.

Uconn campus

4 regional campuses offer flexibility

As well as the Storrs main campus, UConn has 4 regional campuses. UConn Avery Point on Long Island Sound is ideal for marine sciences and maritime studies; UConn Hartford is in the state capital, an insurance industry center; UConn Stamford, close to New York City, is in the financial hub of Stamford; UConn Waterbury in downtown Waterbury offers liberal arts and business majors.

Uconn campus

4 regional campuses offer flexibility

As well as the Storrs main campus, UConn has 4 regional campuses. UConn Avery Point on Long Island Sound is ideal for marine sciences and maritime studies; UConn Hartford is in the state capital, an insurance industry center; UConn Stamford, close to New York City, is in the financial hub of Stamford; UConn Waterbury in downtown Waterbury offers liberal arts and business majors.

4 regional campuses offer flexibility

As well as the Storrs main campus, UConn has 4 regional campuses. UConn Avery Point on Long Island Sound is ideal for marine sciences and maritime studies; UConn Hartford is in the state capital, an insurance industry center; UConn Stamford, close to New York City, is in the financial hub of Stamford; UConn Waterbury in downtown Waterbury offers liberal arts and business majors.

Uconn classroom

Expert support

When you apply to UConn with Kaplan, you’ll receive expert support and advice from the moment you get in touch, to help you navigate the competitive admissions of this top-ranking university. At UConn, you’ll benefit from dedicated international student services on campus, as well as academic, career, safety and wellbeing services designed to help you thrive.

Uconn classroom

Expert support

When you apply to UConn with Kaplan, you’ll receive expert support and advice from the moment you get in touch, to help you navigate the competitive admissions of this top-ranking university. At UConn, you’ll benefit from dedicated international student services on campus, as well as academic, career, safety and wellbeing services designed to help you thrive.

Expert support

When you apply to UConn with Kaplan, you’ll receive expert support and advice from the moment you get in touch, to help you navigate the competitive admissions of this top-ranking university. At UConn, you’ll benefit from dedicated international student services on campus, as well as academic, career, safety and wellbeing services designed to help you thrive.

engineering student

Wide variety of programs

At UConn, you’ll have an impressive selection of majors and disciplines to choose from. Whether you want to study Business and Finance, Music and Performing Arts or Environment and Agriculture, UConn’s 4,000+ courses and 115+ majors across 9 schools and colleges offer you the chance to find a program that suits your interests and career goals.

engineering student

Wide variety of programs

At UConn, you’ll have an impressive selection of majors and disciplines to choose from. Whether you want to study Business and Finance, Music and Performing Arts or Environment and Agriculture, UConn’s 4,000+ courses and 115+ majors across 9 schools and colleges offer you the chance to find a program that suits your interests and career goals.

Wide variety of programs

At UConn, you’ll have an impressive selection of majors and disciplines to choose from. Whether you want to study Business and Finance, Music and Performing Arts or Environment and Agriculture, UConn’s 4,000+ courses and 115+ majors across 9 schools and colleges offer you the chance to find a program that suits your interests and career goals.

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International Admission at the University of Connecticut

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Connecticut 06269-3088
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