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March 7, 2023

UConn applications jump to an all-time high for class of 2027


The University of Connecticut announced Tuesday that it received more than 48,000 applications from students hoping to join the class of 2027 at the school’s Storrs campus.

UConn said that’s up 12% from last year’s approximately 43,000 applications. For comparison, UConn received 10,709 applications in 1996.

UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said the school didn’t have information available on how many of the applicants will be accepted to attend. The school has an acceptance rate of 56%, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In total, there are about 23,900 undergraduate students at Storrs and its four regional campuses, and about 6,600 graduate students at Storrs and its regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Avery Point.

UConn said about 4,100 new students are expected to enroll at Storrs in the fall and a growing number of students are showing interest in nursing, computer science and business.

And, the university said, about 1,675 other new first-year students are expected to attend the regional campuses. UConn also said it plans to enroll 900 transfer students from other institutions and about 700 of those will be based at Storrs.

In a statement on UConn Today, Vern Granger, UConn’s director of undergraduate admissions, said: “Interest in UConn’s programs and opportunities has never been stronger, and the growth in applications represents that.”

UConn said the application period to attend one of the regional campuses is May 1. Students wishing to transfer from another institution to UConn have until April 1 to apply unless they sought admission to certain programs with earlier deadlines.

According to UConn, about 75% of undergraduate students are Connecticut residents and 25% are from out of state. In addition, the university said the number of first-generation students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, and students from modest means, have increased.

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