University of Connecticut Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,Mansfield,USA

  • Mansfield,USA
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Counted amongst the top 25 public universities of the USA, the University of Connecticut (UConn) was originally founded as an Agricultural school. Over the years, it has gained its reputation by producing world-renowned scholars, actors, athletes, basketball champions, and sports analysts. The university is still recognized for its athletic teams called ‘The Huskies’ that participated in 23 national championships across all sports.

The university is a home to over 32,000 students and 9,620 faculty and staff members, out of which about 14% students and 12% staff members are international. UConn further hosts hundreds of visiting professors to train and research with the university faculty and students each year. With more than 80% of graduates getting employed or studying further within six months from graduation, UConn is known to hand globally-acceptable degrees. The university boasts an alumni network of 258,000 graduates working worldwide and counting.

About The University


What all courses are available to international students?


UConn offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and over 85 fields for graduate and research studies. Students may also choose to undergo professional practice in any of these fields. The popular areas of study at UConn are:

UConn Popular Courses


International students may choose from the following types of programs at UConn:

  • Certificates
  • Associate degrees
  • Bachelor degrees
  • Post-baccalaureate certificates
  • Master degrees
  • Graduate certificates
  • Doctoral degrees

International students may also opt from the special dual-eight-year programs that comprise of bachelors, masters, and research curriculum.


A budget of more than USD 260 million has been passed for UConn’s research wing for the academic session 2020–2021 to encourage the aspiring and existing researchers.

UConn Research Budget

UConn’s global partnerships with more than 150 institutions in over 50 countries allow students to utilize countless research-based and entrepreneurial opportunities.


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


The minimum program-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to the University of Connecticut are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Secondary school from a recognized institution (equivalent to US 9–12 Grades) in relevant discipline

English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: Minimum 6.5 bands
  • TOEFL: A minimum score of (either of):
    • Internet-based test: 79
    • Computer-based test: 213
    • Paper-based test: 550
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): A minimum score of 100

Standardized Exams (either of):

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0from a regionally accredited college or university

English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: Minimum 6.5 bands
  • TOEFL: A minimum score of (either of):
    • Internet-based test: 79
    • Old Paper-based test: 550
    • New Paper-based test: 22/30 each in Listening, Reading, and Writing sections
  • PTE Academic: A minimum score of 53

Standardized Exams:

Note: To learn more about the specific entry requirements, it is recommended to visit the exact page of the intended course on the official website.


What documents are needed for the application?


International students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application at the University of Connecticut:

Undergraduate Application Documents:

  • Official academic transcripts (of previous qualifications in English)
  • Personal essay (250–650 words)
  • English proficiency test score
  • Standardized exam scores
  • Portfolio/audition/interview (depending on course requirements)

Graduate Application Documents:

Note: These are general requirements for applying to UConn and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page of the official website.


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


A non-refundable application fee is chargeable to international students at the time application at UConn. The program-wise application fee is as follows:

Course Type

Application Fee* (in USD)

Bachelor degrees


Master degrees




Source: University of Connecticut

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


The annual tuition fee chargeable to international students at UConn for the academic year 2020–2021 is as follows:

Course Type

Tuition Fee* (in USD)

Bachelor degrees


Master degrees

27,300 – 41,040



Source: University of Connecticut

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


UConn offers merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance to its students. International students studying in the USA are not eligible to apply for federal and state aids or UConn economic-need financial assistance.

However, deserving international students may enjoy a broad array of scholarships offered based on overall candidatures. These scholarships constitute excellence awards, leadership awards, STEM benefits, distinction awards, president scholarships, etc.

Undergraduate Scholarships

All the undergraduates are automatically considered for merit-based award system at UConn at the time of program application.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduates need to understand the requirements of the university and apply for the available scholarships accordingly.

MBA Scholarships

The well-qualified MBA candidates are offered merit-based financial awards ranging from USD 1,000 to complete tuition fee waivers. These scholarships are awarded to MBA students in either of the two forms:

  • Awarded once with the full scholarship amount
  • Awarded assistantships: Awards include:
    • Full tuition waivers
    • Graduate/teaching assistantship
    • Working 10 hours a week
    • Semester stipends
    • Subsidized health benefits

Before applying to any scholarship, students must check and meet the complete eligibility requirements.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


International students may apply to UConn in either of the following intakes:

UConn Admission Intakes

Undergraduate Admission Cycle

Admission Intake


Application Deadline*

Fall Intake

Honors and Special Programs

Early December

Fall Intake

Storrs Campus


Fall Intake

Regional Campuses

Early May

Spring Intake

All Campuses

Early October

Graduate Admission Cycle

Admission Intake

Application Begins*

Application Deadline*

Spring Intake

Early February


Summer Intake


Late August

Fall Intake


Late July**

**Graduate Fall Intake has the longest application window. It begins on September of the previous year and closes in the July of course commencement year.

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.


What are the steps to the application process?


International students need to apply to the University of Connecticut as per the steps given below:

Undergraduate Applicants

Like every other US university, UConn also accepts undergraduate applications from the following application portals:

  • Common application:
  • Coalition application:

Steps to apply can be referred to as follows:

Step 1: Start a new application.

Step 2: Choose the application type.

Step 3: Prepare documents for scanning.

Step 4: Upload supporting documents.

Step 5: Review application.

Step 6: Pay the application fee.

Step 7: Submit and close the application.

Tip: Application is lengthy. Thus, it is recommended to keep all the documents and fee payment method handy.

Graduate Applicants

Graduate international aspirants need to visit UConn’s graduate admission portal and do the following:

Step 1: Visit and sign up for admissions.

UConn Application Steps

Step 2: Login via temporary pin sent on email by the university.

UConn Application Steps

Step 3: Set a new password as per the instructions.

UConn Application Steps

Step 4: Click on ‘Start a new application’.

UConn Application Steps

Step 5: Select the program type.

UConn Application Steps

Step 6: Proceed with the intended application.

UConn Application Steps

Step 7: Click on ‘Open Application’.

UConn Application Steps

Step 8: Input the necessary details, such as:

  • Academic history
  • Work experience
  • Test scores
  • Recommendations
  • Documents, supplements, etc.

Step 9: Review the application and complete the remaining sections.

Last step: Submit the application and wait for the results.


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


The time required to evaluate a profile and declare the first round of admissions by the University of Connecticut is two working days for graduate applicants. Undergraduate applicants may refer to the table below:

Application Timeline

Admission Decisions*

Fall applications

Early March (for all programs offered at Storrs Campus)

Spring applications

Decisions are made and shared on a rolling basis

Source: University of Connecticut

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.

The university sends out emails on the status of an application upon selection. It also keeps on updating the application status on the official website. Hence, students are recommended to remain active on emails and stay updated with the university notifications shared on the website.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


How difficult is it to get an admission? What is the acceptance rate of the university for international students?


The university receives more than 37,000 undergraduate applications from all over the world each year, out of which more than 50% are accepted. This shows an above-average rate of acceptance.

Preferred Profiles:

Assessment at UConn is done based on holistic profiles. The factors that strengthen a candidature include a perfect balance of:

  • Academics
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership skills

However, it is important to note that more than 50% of undergraduates, enrolled at UConn, fall in the top 10% of their class in the latest qualification. Also, the average SAT score of the accepted students is close to 1306. As the admission criteria are very high, the selection at UConn is extremely competitive.


How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?


As per the enrollment data of Fall 2019, international students at UConn represented over 103 countries.

Student Profile 2019

Refer to the statistics of student body shared below:



Total students




International undergraduates




International graduates


Source: University of Connecticut

As per the table, undergraduate courses have lesser number of international students while graduate batches have more international diversity.

Student Diversity 2019

The numbers of international students enrolled from different regions are given below:

UConn Student Diversity

Source: University of Connecticut

As the chart shows, out of 4,222 international students enrolled in Fall 2019, Asian students are highest in number at UConn.


Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


UConn allows its students to work both on and off-campus to gain industrial exposure and relevant work experience. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) of UConn authorizes the international students to work part-time on a study visa.

However, international students are allowed to work part-time only on campus. Any sort of off-campus training as a mandatory part of the academic program does not qualify as a job.

Types of Jobs Allowed to International Students by UConn

On-Campus Job


Research assistantships


Teaching assistantships


Jobs in the dining hall


Jobs in a University office


Off-Campus Job


Practical training

Industrial exposure

Industrial internships


Salary Payout:

The university follows a weekly payment cycle from Friday to Thursday. Hence, students working on campus may expect their payouts every Friday from the university.

Working Hours:

  • During the semester/session: Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week (for on-campus jobs)
  • During the vacation/break: Students may exceed their working hours

Note: International students must follow the working rules and regulations on their F-1 visa holders. Violation in terms of working hours or work-related matters may have serious consequences. J-1 visa holders may also be authorized to work up to 20 hours per week. All international students must check the rules and regulations with the visa embassy in advance.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


UConn has overall five campuses spread across 4,262 acres within Connecticut. With its main campus in Storrs, the university has four other regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. All the departments of the university are divided into 14 schools and colleges spread across all these campuses.

UConn Campuses

Campus Highlights:

  • Academic and administrative buildings
  • Multiple parking lots
  • 29 housing buildings
  • 19 residential communities
  • 16 sports facilities
  • 9 art centers
  • 8 dining locations
  • 5 cultural centers
  • 5 on-campus theatres
  • 3 museums

Student Unions:

  • 700 student clubs or organizations
  • 37 men and women club sports teams

Dedicating more than 1.3 million hours of community services for students’ overall development, UConn helps its students collaborate and network with field specialists and global alumni. Such facilities also help students to grow and excel both inside and outside of the classroom.


Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?


UConn offers on-campus accommodation facilities to all its students in the form of apartments, residential halls, and suites. More than 65% of undergraduates live within the on-campus housing facilities offered by the university. The options available for undergraduates are:

UConn Campus Accommodation


Every room is provided with a bed, chair, closet, desk, and dresser. The basic amenities offered comprise:

  • Study rooms
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Volleyball court
  • Game rooms
  • Lounges

UConn Room Rate 2020–2021

Refer to the accommodation cost for all graduates and undergraduates aspiring to live in the on-campus facilities:

Room Type

Semester Cost* (in USD)

Annual Cost* (in USD)

Regular Double



Triple – Traditional Residence Hall



Northwood Apartments (Double in 2 bedroom/3 person – Undergraduates only)



Peter J. Werth Residence Tower Double



Busby/Garrigus Suites Triple



Busby/Garrigus/South Suites Double



Husky Village



Mansfield Apartments



Northwood Apartments (Single in 2 bed/2 person – Graduates only)



Northwood Apartments (Single in 2 bed/3 person – Undergraduates only)



Regular Single



Regular Double with Private Bathroom



Peter J. Werth Residence Tower Hall Single



Busby/Garrigus/South Suites Single



Charter Oak – 2 bedroom/4 person



Hilltop Apartments Double Efficiency



Charter Oak/Hilltop Apartments – 4 bedroom/4 person



Charter Oak/Hilltop Apartment – 2 bedroom/2 person



Stamford Campus Housing

Standard shared bedroom



Premium shared bedroom



Penthouse shared bedroom



Source: University of Connecticut

Meal Plans 2020–2021

Students may choose from the following meal plans during their stay at the on-campus accommodations:

Meal Plans

Semester Cost* (in USD)

Annual Cost* (in USD)

Ultimate Plan



Value Plan



Custom Plan



Source: University of Connecticut

Overall Estimated Cost of Study and Living at UConn in 2020–2021

International students aspiring to study and stay at UConn may refer to the expected expenses given below:

Type of Expenses

 Cost* (in USD)

Undergraduate Estimated Cost

Storrs Main Campus



University and Student Fees


On-Campus Housing Estimate


On-Campus Meal Plan Estimate


Subtotal Direct Costs 


Health Insurance**


PIRG Fee**


Subtotal Direct Costs**


Regional Campuses



University and Student Fees1


Subtotal Direct Costs


Graduate Estimated Cost





Total Tuition/Fees (A)


Room and Board


Other (Books, Travel, Insurance, Misc.)


Total Living Expenses (B)


Total Expenses (A+B)


Source: University of Connecticut

**Some fees can be waived off by providing an alternative to the university such as health insurance.

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


International students may reach the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office at:

Address: 2011 Hillside Rd. U-1083, McMahon Hall, Storrs, CT 06269-1083, United States


Telephone: +1 (860) 486 3855



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