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University of Connecticut



Top Public University in New England

public university in New England for the 9th consecutive year U.S. News & World Report



among public universities in the U.S. U.S. News & World Report

Located near Connecticut’s capital city, our campus in West Hartford provides an inviting park-like setting featuring ponds and tree-lined walkways. Many of our students enjoy the lively shops and restaurants of nearby West Hartford Center.


of entering freshmen come from the top 10% of their high school classes

TOP 15% when it comes to selectivity The Princeton Review 2007

“ The University’s faculty members are among the most impressive scholars in the U.S., and are recognized throughout the world as leaders in education, research, and scholarship.” Peterson’s Online 2007


increase in freshman applications in last decade


highly qualified students transfer to UConn each year


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MAJOR: Business & Technology HONORS: UConn Dean’s List. Transferred from local community college after graduating Summa Cum Laude, winning Bank of America’s Spirit Celebration Award, and inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society MY SNACK: Pringles Sour Cream and Onion FUTURE PLANS: Career in advertising or marketing

“I enrolled here because I wanted to go to UConn and the location is ideal. If you live in this area you can save a lot by staying home and still get a first-class education. The classes are smaller and interactive. The community is friendly and warm here, which is conducive to learning.”

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Right at Home

“The campus location is centered in the middle of where I’m living and working. UConn was my top choice because it’s such a good school—and I’m getting my UConn degree right here in West Hartford.” Peter Tribuzio MAJOR: Urban & Community Studies ACTIVITIES: Hispanic Health Council, tutor and mentor HONORS: 2006 New England Scholar; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member; Dean’s List every semester MY SNACK: Beef jerky FUTURE PLANS: UConn Master’s Degree in Public Administration


academic majors offered

Last year UConn had one of the most academically competitive and diverse incoming classes ever.

4-Year Bachelor Degree Program Options uMajors you may complete at UConn’s Greater Hartford Campus or through partnership with UConn’s Torrington and Waterbury campuses: American Studies, Business & Technology, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology, and Urban & Community Studies OR UConn’s Convenient Greater Hartford Campus Offers: • Flexibility to live and work at home, balancing your life’s commitments • Day and evening classes and programs designed to meet your needs • Extensive course offerings to fit your schedule • Research opportunities to enhance your college experience • Hands-on learning, including internships in community organizations, local government, and area businesses • Community, civic and service learning opportunities


vComplete first 2 years of study for virtually all of UConn’s 100+ majors right here at UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford: • Easily transition to UConn’s main campus in Storrs to complete your bachelor’s degree • No transfer application • No disruption to your course of study

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Comprehensive Facilities

Academic Excellence

UConn’s library system is ranked the top public research library in New England. Association of Research Libraries


“Based on the student interns’ experiences at Travelers, they will gain exposure to our corporate culture and an in-depth under- standing of their field. Our goal is to create a meaningful experience for each intern – ideally, we anticipate them returning to Travelers to fill a full-time position upon graduation.”

undergraduate students at UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford

Research Resources The Harleigh B. Trecker Library at our Greater Hartford campus is your connection to the University’s comprehensive, integrated library system. It allows you to access: • 90,000 volumes located right here at UConn’s Greater Hartford campus, specializing in the social sciences; • resources located at the Homer Babbidge Library on UConn’s main campus in Storrs, as well as the library resources of all our campuses; • a staff of trained professionals ready to serve your research needs.

“ a building boom ... that would be the envy of most university presidents.” The New York Times


overall student/faculty ratio at UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford

Jessica Leifert University Relations Consultant Travelers Hartford, CT

Enjoy frequent give-and-take with our award-winning professors, a key component of your UConn education. These scholars bring the excitement of the latest developments in their fields of study to you.

“I love teaching here because I get to know my students. The small classes encourage more 1-on-1 interaction. I also love the campus’ diversity; listening to people of different ages and from different backgrounds means a better learning experience for all of us.” Clare Eby Professor of English UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford


“ The professors are concerned for students and passionate about the subjects they teach. Classes are smaller so teachers get to know you 1-on-1. Celina Cardenas I love it here.” DUAL MAJOR: Human Development & Family Studies and Psychology INTERNSHIP: Klingberg Family Center, working with children who have mental and behavioral disorders. Accepted Center’s job offer upon completion of internship. MY SNACK: Chips & salsa FUTURE PLANS: Graduate School

UConn’s Library System Includes: • 3 million+ volumes; • 43,000 print and full-text electronic journals; • 240 research databases; • website to chat live with a reference librarian.

This is an exciting time to enroll at the University of Connecticut. UConn is undergoing the most extensive building program of any public university in the U.S. At UConn’s wireless campus in Greater Hartford: • State-of-the-art Information Technology Building features modern classrooms and high-tech computer labs • Gampel Student Center includes a study lounge, game room, and meeting area • Fitness center has convenient hours and is ideally located in the Undergraduate Building • On-campus bookstore meets your academic needs and carries official UConn gear • The Blue and White Café is newly renovated for your dining enjoyment

$2.8 billion investment over 20 years is enhancing all UConn campuses

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Help Lines

Great Value 75%

Undecided? 1/3 of all freshmen—and many transfer students—begin within the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) program. Enroll in ACES if you are undecided about a major or to create your own individualized major. • Provides a well-defined plan encouraging exploration of possible majors before committing to a major • Assigns you to an experienced academic advisor who will develop an academic plan with you based on your skills, interests, and goals • Helps you select your major by the end of your fourth semester

“ Students can receive a stellar education without graduating with a mountain of debt,” notes Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has ranked UConn the best value among public universities in New England for three years running.

of all UConn students receive some form of financial assistance

Freshmen who rank #1 or #2 in their graduating class will be considered for the Presidential Scholars Award, which significantly reduces tuition costs plus funds a onetime research fellowship award.


of freshmen return in their sophomore year, making UConn a national leader in student satisfaction

2008-2009 ESTIMATED expenses for full-time undergraduates Greater Hartford Campus Tuition† University & Student Fees Estimated Yearly Expenses*

Out-of-State $21,912 574 $22,486

In-State $7,200 574 $7,774

Does not apply to graduate programs. * Books and Supplies an additional estimated $800. Total estimated yearly expenses subject to change. †

UConn offers merit and need-based scholarships, some of which are earmarked for students enrolled at the Greater Hartford campus, and a full range of financial aid programs and payment plan options. All students who apply for freshman admission will be automatically considered for most merit scholarships.


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“I’m trying to decide whether I want to major in landscape architecture or engineering. I know that when I get to Storrs after attending the Greater Hartford campus I’ll be much more comfortable and confident with what I want to do.” Warren Cochrane

Student Support Services, a program designed for freshmen who, due to economic, social, or cultural obstacles, may need additional assistance making the transition from high school to college. Students participate in a 6-week summer program to become acquainted with University coursework and enhance opportunities for success. Tutoring, including a Quantitative Learning Center and a Writing Center. Disability Services, assuring that students with disabilities have access to the full range of University programs and services.

First Year Experience (FYE) This program helps you meet the challenges typically experienced during freshman year. Small classes, covering study tactics, relationship skills, and seminar topics help students make friends and succeed at UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford and beyond. In fact, 90% of incoming students enroll in FYE classes.

MAJOR: ACES MY SNACK: French fries FUTURE PLANS: Creative Entrepreneur

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Diversity Distinguishes UConn Meet students from a wide range of backgrounds, age groups, and life experiences. • Clubs and organizations focus on cultural education and appreciation • Recreational programs include indoor soccer, flag football, and basketball • Students are encouraged to create new clubs that reflect individual interests

Community of Scholars

Pick Your Program Transferring Options If you have already begun to pursue your college education by earning credits at another institution, we help you transfer to an academic program at UConn’s campus in Greater Hartford. In fact, graduates of Connecticut’s community colleges who meet criteria that include earning an associate’s degree with at least a B average are now guaranteed admission to UConn through the Guaranteed Admissions Program.

Learn to Lead Through Student Government • Create, plan, promote, and produce events and activities for other students • Oversee student activities, providing funding to clubs and organizations with special interests

Complete a Degree Nontraditional students—adults who are returning to college after some time away—may opt to earn credits for the Bachelor of General Studies degree (BGS) here at UConn’s Greater Hartford campus. BGS is an upper-level program for those who have an associate’s degree or have completed at least 60 credits of college-level work. It is awarded to students who successfully complete an individualized, interdisciplinary program of study.

MAJOR: Psychology ACTIVITIES: Former president, World Club; Dance Club MY SNACK: Popcorn FUTURE PLANS: Doctorate in Psychology

The Associated Student Government sponsors performances by renowned entertainers, intramural sports competitions, and popular dances and parties.


“ The World Club got students of different ethnicities to join a group and then made it interesting for the campus’ diverse students. We held a World Day, with foods from different cultures. Students came to meet each other, eat, and have fun.”

Earn a Graduate Degree • Master of Public Administration • Master of Survey Research • Master of Social Work • Doctorate of Social Work • Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates is a 3-semester, 45-hour certification program designed as a full-time master’s degree program • The University’s School of Business offers MBA and Executive MBA programs at UConn’s downtown Hartford financial center, the Financial Accelerator

Additional Programs Right on Campus • Undergraduate Urban Semester Program • Cooperative Extension Service • Connecticut Small Business Development Center • University of Connecticut School of Social Work, which partners with public schools on the federally sponsored Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative. Graduate students serve in Student and Family Assistance Centers throughout Hartford, facilitating conflict resolutions, student referrals, and peer mediations

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Greater Hartford Campus Office of Undergraduate Admissions 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088 Storrs, CT 06269-3088 860.486.3137 UConn Greater Hartford Campus 85 Lawler Road West Hartford, CT 06117 860.570.9214 To meet the needs of our students, office staff is available from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday Campus tours are offered Monday-Friday by appointment. Your one-hour visit includes a brief information session and visits to a variety of academic, recreational and resource facilities. To tour our campus in Greater Hartford, please call 860.570.9244. The Greater Hartford campus is accessible via city bus lines. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination. 03/08


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