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University of Connecticut Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 717 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $675,955)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $295,456)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 144 132 Yes Yes
Baseball 40 - Yes -
Basketball 22 12 - Yes
Field Hockey - 22 Yes -
Football 109 - - -
Golf 10 - - -
Ice Hockey 30 18 Yes Yes
Lacrosse - 30 Yes -
Rowing - 57 Yes -
Soccer 32 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 31 Yes Yes
Tennis 10 12 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.6%
Hispanic 5.3%
Non-resident alien 6.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.1%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 47
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 27

Notable Alumni

  • Bobby Moynihan, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
  • Rebecca Lobo, ESPN analyst and former WNBA player
  • Ron Palillo, actor best known for role as,Horshack, on the TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter"
  • Jeremy Leven, screenwriter ("The Legend of Bagger Vance," "The Notebook")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Matthew from Waterbury, CT
  • 5
  • Dorm life has been terrific in the time I've spent on campus. I live on a co-ed floor which is atypical for the university, but I love it! Most of…

  • Jan-11-2015 Read More
  • Rebecca from CT
  • 3
  • Some dorms, like the learning communities, are set up for a lot of bonding and community atmospheres. Others are all closed doors, where everyone already has friends and doesn't want…

  • Dec-01-2015 Read More
  • Abigail from Cheshire, CT
  • 4
  • I've been really lucky with my housing. My rooms were all pretty spacious...spacious being a relative term. They've at least been clean. My dorms also tend to be pretty lively,…

  • Jul-10-2012 Read More
  • Alexander
  • 1
  • Freshman dorms are horrible. Places like North, Shippee, Towers, etc; they all have horrible living arrangements. The bathrooms are not in your rooms, so everyone on the floor takes a…

  • Jun-06-2014 Read More
  • TF from Norwich, CT
  • 3
  • Depending where you live on campus, the rooms are small and the buildings are old. I live in Towers, which is a hike from everything. Other students are lucky enough…

  • Nov-16-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Casson from East Hartford, CT
  • Jan-22-2018 I am a current student here

    They offer tons of different foods to appeal to everyone. There is food for people of all cultures and even food for vegetarians and vegans. The food is pretty good, too.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous from Danielson, CT
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    certainly not my favorite. For one, dining halls close way too early. Their options aren't that great. I want to eat healthy but their vegetables are always undercooked and do not taste good at all. Omelet bar is pretty good though. South has the best grilled cheese. McMahon has the best pizza. Northwest and south aren't too bad. The Union Street Market has good food, but can be overpriced. The cafes on campus have pretty good iced chais. overall though, the dining halls aren't spectacular and you'll end up spending a lot of money on food, instead of just your meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-26-2017 I am a current student here

    The food is okay. Alot of people order takeout because the food from the dining hall isnt always the greatest.

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  • 4
  • anon
  • May-12-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the food is good and there are plenty of options of campus to choose from

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  • 3
  • Rebecca from CT
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    There's so many dining halls, which is really nice, but sometimes the food is just gross. But that's kind of what everyone expects at college, so it's OK. Sometimes the food is really great, and you'll learn exactly what dishes/specials you're a fan of, and it's easy to get to whichever dining hall is offering your favorite thing on any particular day.

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Waterbury, CT
  • Jan-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Out of all the colleges I've visited, Uconn easily had the best dining options. There's something like seven or eight dining halls on campus and we get unlimited dining hall swipes to all of them. The food is actually surprisingly very good, and the dining halls do a really good job of mixing up what they put out so you don't really get tired of eating the same food all the time. The Student Union also has great food including the Student Union Market(which you can use points at) and Subway, Panda Express, and Dunkin Donuts. Also, you can order food from Wingz Over Storrs, DP Dough, and many other local places, most of which are great and reasonably priced. I'd definitely give the food a 10 out of 10. I eat better at school then I do at home!

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  • 4
  • K
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    The University of Connecticut has 8 dining halls, numerous cafes, a dairy bar, a food court, and even chain restaurants such as Subway and Dunkin Donuts. UConn Dining Services also owns a restaurant, Chuck and Augie's, which is great for a date night. The food varies on the dining location. Every student has a different preference for certain dining halls while disliking other dining halls. If you know what is best at every dining location, you will never be dissatisfied with a meal. The coffee at the cafes is not fantastic by any means, but you can use points from your meal plan to purchase it, so most students end up settling for it. Further, there are many restaurants not owned by the University in downtown Storrs, which is a part of UConn's campus.

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  • 5
  • TF from Norwich, CT
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    As a University Dining Services employee, I can tell you for sure that the food is great and well-prepared. You'll never go hungry here.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Casson from East Hartford, CT
  • Jan-22-2018 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't too big here, but there are still some frats and sororities. They aren't as serious as if we were in the South, but they still throw pretty good parties for the most part.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous from Danielson, CT
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very big here. Cant attest to it personally because I think its dumb, but many students are in a frat or sorority and they hold lots of parties. Be careful at them though.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from CT
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    It's not overwhelmingly popular on campus, but it's definitely a noticeable part of life here, and a source of many big parties and stuff. It's worth looking into, and there's probably a subset of Greek life that would appeal to any type of student (academic, social, professional, service, etc).

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  • 0
  • Garrett from Lebanon, NH
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I have no involvement with Greek Life to be honest, I don't necessarily have the time to make it worthwhile.

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  • 0
  • Isaac from New Haven, CT
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life exist but it is not prominent for everyone to see. People only know about what goes on in Greek life if they are involved in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Maria from Waterford, CT
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life on this campus is an amazing way to get involved and help make the school seem smaller.

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  • 0
  • KC
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved, but they have a fairly active presence on campus.

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  • 0
  • James
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very important on campus. The fraternity and sororities do a lot of events on campus and really like to get involved with everyone. The dance-a-thon is one of the major events they do to raise money for children.

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  • 0
  • Cayla from CT
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of greek life, but you have many other options if you don't participate in greek life.

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