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University of Connecticut Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
16,970
Total Undergrads
Including 717 Part-time
3,339
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $675,955)
11
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jose from Naugatuck, CT
  • 4
  • The university did a great job in pairing me up with a roommate that has almost the same living style that I do. I get along fine with my roommate…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Bridgeport, CT
  • 3
  • Depends where you are. West campus? Not so great. South Campus? Pretty amazing, but unless you are a senior or junior, it's hard to get a room there, and they…

  • May-14-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 5
  • Sarah from Columbia, CT
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are numerous dining halls spread out through campus that all offer different food every day. However, if you are a picky eater, there are always the same typical foods as well as the unique sections. A single dining hall can range from pizza, fries and pasta bar to Indian, German, and Chinese food. The student union also has great food if you are looking to get a smoothie or a delicious southwest or taco salad.

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  • 5
  • Brianne
  • Oct-13-2014 I am a current student here

    UConn has so many options for food! There are 8 dining halls on campus. Even though five of them close at 7:15pm, three remain open until 10:00pm. UConn also has several cafes around campus and don't forget the Student Union! The Student Union offers a food court with really good food and also has a Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and Panda Express.

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  • 3
  • Alexander
  • Jun-06-2014 I am a current student here

    After a while, you will grow tired of the dining halls. The food served in most of the dining halls are horrible on a daily basis. Towers dining hall is probably the only dining hall on campus that is consistent with good food. Avoid Putnam dining hall at all costs, the food there is horrible. South and McMahon are decent, but by no means are they good. Honestly, you will have to get used to the food in UConn, it will not be easy.

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  • 4
  • Missy
  • Apr-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Im not sure about the food.

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  • 4
  • Bob from Tonga
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I enjoy all the different options we have on what we can eat.

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  • 5
  • Kaysee from Seymour, CT
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Considering the fact UConn (Storrs) is on a farm, the food is delicious. You have fresh farm food all the time. The cafes stay open later than most other universities I know too, which is a plus. If you're able to get a ride about 10 minutes down the road, there's a TGI Fridays and Outback right down there too.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Kyle from Glastonbury, CT
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is growing rapidly. Husky Village has filled up and as more fraternities and sororities establish themselves on campus, more space is needed to house greek life!

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