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University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The university serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.

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Location

Address
1084 Shennecossett Rd
City
Groton
State
CT
Zip/Post Code
06340-6048

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
18032
Total Graduate enrollment
1404
In State Tuition Fees
9858
Out State Tuition Fees
30038
ACT Score
27
SAT Score
1840
Male Female Ratio
50:50
Acceptance Rate
49%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Jonathan The Husky
Colors
Navy Blue And White
Conference
Region 21

College History

History

UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. It was named after Charles and Augustus Storrs, two brothers who donated the land for the school as well as initial funding. Women began attending classes in 1891 and were officially admitted in 1893, when the name was changed to Storrs Agricultural College and it became Connecticut's land grant college. In 1899, the name changed again to Connecticut Agricultural College; in 1933, to Connecticut State College; and finally in 1939, to the University of Connecticut. In 1940, the school was first divided into individual colleges and schools, reflecting its new university status. This was also the year that the School of Social Work and School of Nursing were first established. The graduate program was also started at this time, and existing schools of law and pharmacy were absorbed into the university. Ph.D.s have been awarded since 1949. During the 1960s, the University of Connecticut Health Center was established in Farmington as a home for the new School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. John Dempsey Hospital opened in Farmington in 1975 and has been operated by UConn ever since. In 1995, a state-funded program called UConn 2000 was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by then-Gov. John G. Rowland. This 10-year program set aside $1 billion to upgrade campus facilities, add faculty, and otherwise improve the university. An additional $1.3 billion was pledged by the State of Connecticut in 2002 as part of a new 10-year improvement plan known as 21st Century UConn.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work is to provide professional master�s, doctoral and continuing professional social work education which will promote social and economic justice, and the improvement of human well being. This mission derives from the University�s commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, service and outreach, an expanding international role, and commitment to public service. The School is committed to helping students become professional social workers by developing professional values and ethics, judgment and skills that equip them for life-long critical analysis of their practice, of social welfare services and of the context of society�s social, economic and political structures. The School is also committed to teaching advanced, research-informed practice methods, focusing on strengths of individuals and families, groups, communities, and organizations, and the practice of social policy. Graduates are prepared to lead in contexts that shape practice by valuing human diversity, working for human rights and against oppression and discrimination, preventing and alleviating the effects of violence and poverty, particularly in urban centers, and advocating for improved social policies and services, locally and globally.

Alumni

Alumni

Jesse Carlson � MLB Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays Rajai Davis � MLB Outfielder for the Detroit Tigers Walt Dropo � former all-star Major League Baseball first baseman, 1950 MLB Rookie of the Year Award winner (American League) Jeff Fulchino � MLB pitcher for the Houston Astros Jason Grabowski � Former Major League Baseball Player Dan Iassogna � current Major League Baseball umpire Charles Nagy � former all-star Major League Baseball pitcher Bob Schaefer � bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and former manager for the Kansas City Royals Rollie Sheldon � Former MLB pitcher. Member of the 1961 & 1962 World Series Champion New York Yankees Pete Walker � Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and current Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach. Gary Waslewski � MLB pitcher

Campus

Campus

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