University of Connecticut

Public University

Mansfield, United States

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the oldest universities in USA, was established in 1881 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA. Started as the Storrs Agricultural School in 1881, it was named after Charles Storrs and Augustus Storrs brothers who made a huge donations of land and financial funding Read more



Highlights of University of Connecticut

  • The University of Connecticut  has been recognized as a Public Ivy, which is select group of publicly funded universities considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League
  • The University of Connecticut  is designated "R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity" with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  • According to the USNWR, the UC is ranked tied for #24 among public universities in the U.S. and tied for #64 among national universities in 2020.
  • The University of Connecticut  has student-run newspaper, The Daily Campus which is published daily, is the largest student newspaper in the state of Connecticut.
  • The University of Connecticut  also has a Huskyvision cable network, channels 14 and 16 at the university. Channel 14 is UCTV, a cable TV network consisting of student-made public-access television shows.
  • The University of Connecticut  has a fight song, officially titled "UConn Husky" but commonly called "The Husky Fight Song" is often played by the Pride of Connecticut during nationally televised sporting events.
  • The University of Connecticut  has many student organizations including the Undergraduate Student Government, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, UConnPIRG, Residence Hall Association, and the various residence hall councils.
  • The University of Connecticut  established university-owned Greek housing in the "Husky Village" which was created an Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and hired full-time staff to administer the Greek Life program in 2003.

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