Located in the heart of the Northeast, the University of Connecticut is ranked among the top 25 public universities in the United States. Originally founded as an agricultural school in 1881 by brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs, UConn provides a top-quality education to more than 30,000 students at four regional campuses in addition to its main campus in Storrs—located halfway between New York City and Boston.
With 14 schools and colleges, and more than 110 majors, students from nearly 90 countries choose UConn not just for the rigorous academic programs but also for the richly diverse and inclusive community. The university’s 18 different global institutes, centers, and programs provide students with a worldwide perspective as they engage with diverse cultures and traditions. With more than 150 partnerships with institutions of higher education in nearly 50 countries, students have countless research-based and entrepreneurial opportunities to dive into their passions, exercise their curiosity, and grow both in and outside of the classroom.
UConn operates four art galleries and five theaters on campus, including the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, which emphasizes the university’s long-established commitment to the fine arts. More than 650 clubs and organizations on campus means there’s no shortage of activities for students to choose from on a night off from hitting the books. If exploration is what interests them, students can take advantage of UConn’s education abroad opportunities, consisting of 250 organized adventures in more than 60 countries.
Huskies past and present say there's nothing quite like the UConn community. They’re tied together by the rush of cheering for their 24 NCAA Division I athletics teams and boundless love for their school. As part of a growing network of 255,000 alumni worldwide, everything students learn at UConn is designed to help them achieve their goals.