The University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a leading American University located in Storrs, Connecticut.
It was founded in 1881 and has five regional campuses in Avery Point, Stanford, Greater Hartford, Torrington and Waterbury. The Schools of Law and Social Work is in Hartford and the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine is in Farmington.
According to the most recent numbers, there were just over 3,000 freshmen entering college in their first year and 84% of the new entries graduated in top 25% of their class. There are 22,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students and professionals. About 50% are women and there are about 26% of minorities. About 17,000 of the undergraduate students are on the main campus while 5,000 are divided between the other campuses.
The University of Connecticut offers a wide range of programs. Here are the main schools with a few examples of the programs offered:
• Academic Center for Exploratory Students: is a center that prepares students who are not sure what major to enroll in and provides them with general education, and transferable credits as they decide.
• College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: agricultural biotechnology, wildlife management.
• Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture: Production agriculture and turfgrass management.
• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Languages, literature, geography, sciences, history and cultural studies.
• Neag School of Education: teaching professions and kinesiology.
• School of Business: business, accounting, marketing.
• School of Engineering: civil, mechanical, computer, biomedical.
• School of Fine Arts: photography, acting, music, illustrations.
• School of Nursing.
• School of Pharmacy.
• Schools of Law and Social Work: postgraduate law program.
• Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine: advanced dentistry programs
There is also an extensive list of available graduate Masters and Post-Doctoral programs ranging from accounting to engineering to sciences and dental science and history.
Tuition fees for undergraduate programs are the same for most programs. Students from the state of Connecticut usually pay about $20,000 less than those coming from a different state. Tuition alone is about $10,000 per year for in-state students and about $28,000 for those form out-of-state.
Living on campus is only available at the main campus and it costs around $6,000 per year. There are some additional fees to that estimate depending on the campus.
Tuition for the graduate programs are higher and can reach $60,000 per year for out-of-state students.
The University of Connecticut offers a wide range of scholarships for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and students may also apply for additional financial support.
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