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The University of Connecticut ranks among the top 20 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Perennially ranked the top public university in New England, the University of Connecticut stands among the best public institutions in the nation. Our UConn Health Center pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. A Carnegie Foundation Research University (Very High Research Activity) with special Carnegie recognition as a Community Engagement institution, UConn was also the second U.S. institution elected to Universitas 21, an international network of research-intensive universities. In fact, more than 100 research centers and institutes serve UConn’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions. A strong and growing endowment helps sustain excellence by providing resources beyond tuition and state budget support. 

Living in the Husky Community

The UConn community includes 10 Schools and Colleges at its Storrs campus, a School of Law and Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford, a School of Social Work in West Hartford, four regional campuses throughout the state, and the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and graduate programs at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.

Located in Storrs, our main campus is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Undergraduate student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. These students cheer on 22 NCAA Division I athletic teams, play in more than 40 active club team sports, participate in more than 650 clubs and activities, enjoy five cultural centers, live in dozens of Learning Communities, enroll in more than 270 study abroad programs in 65+ countries, and contribute thousands of hours of service to the community through internships and volunteer programs. Undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research at UConn provides job creation, new business development, and an enhanced quality of life for Connecticut citizens. Graduates join more than 217,000 living UConn alumni who maintain strong bonds with the University, connecting online, supporting scholarships, and attending events.