University of Connecticut Reviews

  • 125 Reviews
  • Storrs (CT)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,098
96% of 125 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 125 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2021
  • Degree: English
"Top heavy program that has seen better days and is struggling to evolve, complicated by a lack of social cohesion and general inertia. Students now must teach two comp classes each semester and the area is expensive despite having almost no amenities. There are some great people, but faculty by and large are either unaware of graduate students or seem to view them as burdens, which is odd, given graduate student teaching pretty much subsidizes the entire department. You are on your own here, but if you are super independent it might be okay."
RJ
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Allied Health Major (general path) has a great variety of courses for students to take that will help prepare them for their career, for graduate school, or are even great if you are just simply interested in the subject. My favorite classes were always in the Allied Health Department. I remember my senior year I took Ergonomics and a Geriatrics course. I had no idea at the time how useful they were going to be in graduate school for occupational therapy. I feel that I am able to contribute more in class and have a unique perspective on various topics presented in class. Also, (most) of the professors are absolutely wonderful and great teachers. Not to mention, they are great advisors as well. Highly recommend this program. ALSO if you are planning on going to graduate school, I highly recommend researching if you can get credit for a health related internship or shadowing. This is something I found out about right before I graduated and was so upset I didn't know about it or do it! It will help so much if you need to get hours before graduate and will look great on your resume, and you can get school credit for it!"
LauraG
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2019
  • Degree: English
"I cannot recommend this school nor most especially this department; though I will hope that it has changed over the years. The English department was not supportive nor inclusive. It was a huge school. There was very little caring from the professors. The Study Abroad department was judgmental and discriminatory. Though I asked questions and sought advice, not one professors shared scholarship ideas for study abroad. In fact was professor was rude enough to directly suggest that I would not do well because my family moved a lot during my childhood. The faculty during my time at this school was pig headed and small minded. I have worked as a teacher for 30 years now. I have traveled the world. I have been fortunate enough to meet others with open minds and better attitudes then those of the English Department at UCONN. I am ashamed to say I graduated from this school."
Julie Osipow
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"UConn was the perfect college experience. Not only is it one of the top public schools in the country, with in state tuition I was able to get a top education at an affordable price, Uconn's campus is beautiful and the school pride is charismatic. The academics are very strong, with recognition across so many disciplines including business, engineering, nursing, and teaching. As a marketing student, the business school at Uconn offered a many networking opportunities, allowing you to identify job opportunities early on and secure internships over the summer at top companies in the area."
Julie Osipow
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"UConn was the perfect college experience. Not only is it one of the top public schools in the country, with in state tuition I was able to get a top education at an affordable price, Uconn's campus is beautiful and the school pride is charismatic. The academics are very strong, with recognition across so many disciplines including business, engineering, nursing, and teaching. As a marketing student, the business school at Uconn offered a many networking opportunities, allowing you to identify job opportunities early on and secure internships over the summer at top companies in the area."
Alex
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: Animal Science
"My time spent at the University of Connecticut was invaluable. Not only was it the best four years of my life, but it prepared me infinitely well for veterinary school and beyond. The quality of the Animal Science Department is unparalleled. I only wish they had a veterinary school so I could have stayed longer."
Michelle Vela
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"UConn offers many ways for students to feel interconnected in such a large campus. The university has 100+ clubs and organizations for students in order to get involved. The involvement fair at the beginning of each year is a great way to meet new people, learn about potential opportunities, and explore interests. The university also has several cultural centers to help students connect with diverse students and staff on campus. Go Huskies!"
Mba alumni
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"Career development (2-3 people only) has no industry connections and is unable to bring big employers, who just come for presentation and pep talk. They invite smaller companies but they only look for domestic students as they can't sponsor. In short, it's not upto the standard of a MBA program. As students, you have to find your own internship and job and more so if you are not domestic. They will only help with resume and cover letter prep, but that's too useless. Mock interview is available but its just how a recruiter would take, not as hiring manager."
JW
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"UConn is a great school because of the professors and the people. You will get a great value for your education as an in-state student, especially compared with other private colleges in the area. The location is terrible because it is in a completely rural place. There is nothing to do in Storrs, except for events happening at UConn. If you are looking for a great nightlife, go somewhere else. They are not great with financial aid, so apply for outside scholarships if possible. There are also lots of jobs on campus which makes it easier to pay for housing and food."
Abby
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Journalism
"I love everything about this school. I met my best friends and earned a wonderful skill set. The campus is beautiful and the staff are inviting. The staff are extremely helpful and experienced. I became heavily involved in the community on campus and it was one of the best decisions. At such a large school, it is important to find a way to make the campus feel smaller."
Nick
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"UConn was a pretty good school, and overall I was happy with it. Every teacher I had associated with the WGSS program was fantastic, and contrary to many people's gripes with WGSS programs, they did not teach according to a dogma. They taught ways to critically think about various issues concerning many disciplines, from STEM to social sciences to cultural studies. It was a multidisciplinary program through and through and home to some of the most amazing professors I've had to this day. As for the psychology department, the other program I had a lot of experience with, it wasn't quite to the level of the WGSS program. It was a good program, but some individuals definitely seemed more focused on their research than teaching. Still, though, the psych program was a good program, especially if you're interested in I/O psych."
Rachael
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: English
"UConn is an incredible school. I graduated when it was still a construction zone (many many years ago:) and Storrs looked quite different then than the beautiful college town it is today. However- many things remain consistent- you will get an impeccable education here, and the community you will build will be unparalleled. UConn is full of opportunities to get involved- whatever it be in athletics, greek life, student government...whatever your thing is, there is a community that supports it at UConn. Storrs is not an overwhelming place to be- it is manageable to navigate, while still being a huge and respected state university. I got my degree in English and managed to build an incredibly successful career in sales before coming back to my true passion (writing!) so you really can do anything there. Also- it is FUN! You will be a proud Husky for life :)"
Rachael
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: English
"UConn is an incredible school. I graduated when it was still a construction zone (many many years ago:) and Storrs looked quite different then than the beautiful college town it is today. However- many things remain consistent- you will get an impeccable education here, and the community you will build will be unparalleled. UConn is full of opportunities to get involved- whatever it be in athletics, greek life, student government...whatever your thing is, there is a community that supports it at UConn. Storrs is not an overwhelming place to be- it is manageable to navigate, while still being a huge and respected state university. I got my degree in English and managed to build an incredibly successful career in sales before coming back to my true passion (writing!) so you really can do anything there. Also- it is FUN! You will be a proud Husky for life :)"
Tami Castro
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Connecticut, located in Storrs, Connecticut is a school that I attended to achieve my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders. I attended UCONN between 1990-1994. During this time I found my college experience to be exceptional. I lived on campus in South Campus, and had a wonderful experience with all that dorm life had to offer. UCONN is a large school, spread out over an equally large campus. For me, I really thrived on the size of this school. It provided plenty of opportunities to join clubs and activities that interested me, while still giving me a sense of both community and anonymity. The variety of classes offered both in and out of my major were sufficient, and I found that, although it was a large school my professors were interested and engaged in my learning. Since leaving UCONN it has been renovated and is now one of the top public schools in the nation. On a recent Alumni visit back to the school I was amazed at its transformation, and given the opportunity to attend all over again, I would jump at the chance."
Brianna Martone
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2018
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Particularly through the ACES Exploratory Program at the University of Connecticut, I felt as though I received useful guidance and mentoring when I was unsure about my undergraduate path and overwhelmed by possibility. Since Uconn is a large University, there are endless possibilities for Majors and Minors and even the opportunity to create/build your own Bachelors through an Individualized Major Plan. Since it is a Liberal Arts College, I had to take General Education courses under different subject areas and this exposed me to an area of study I never knew existed. I ended up receiving an opportunity to study abroad in South Africa during a Human Rights Intensive Program in CapeTown and truly feel as though this opportunity in addition to my entire undergraduate experience, prepared me for life after college."
Hayley
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
"Overall, I absolutely loved attending this University. The opportunities to be involved are endless and there is truly something for everyone there. The campus is stunning and being able to experience each season there truly allows you to appreciate its beauty. Additionally, if you are someone who is in to sports there is almost always some game going on, and Basketball is HUGE here. #BleedBlue"
MEAGHAN FOSTER
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Coming from a small private school, the University of Connecticut was a school much larger than I bargained for. My first months were marked by confusion and lostness, however, it didn't take long for me to get connected to a smaller family on campus. After developing this community I fell in love with the school. There are so few schools in the Northeast where you can be proud of the sports program and UConn definitely doesn't lack in that. I also LOVED my professors. The program I got into, Diagnostic Genetics, was a small one, but it was the best fit for me. Professors were dedicated to my success and thriving. I am a motivated student, but they taught me more than I could imagine."
GRAD MBA STUDENT
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"This school is not recommended at all to any international student. Don't fall into the trap of even getting a GA. The school administration s**** and the professors are a waste. Most of the data they publish online is fraud and the reality is not even 1% close to the actual numbers. Students struggle to find internships and the school administration then comes to the classes to yell at your poor performance. At the career fairs hosted, the companies don't sponsor international students. Most of the bright students failed to get internships and full time offers and are still struggling."
GRAD MBA STUDENT
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"This school is not recommended at all to any international student. Don't fall into the trap of even getting a GA. The school administration s**** and the professors are a waste. Most of the data they publish online is fraud and the reality is not even 1% close to the actual numbers. Students struggle to find internships and the school administration then comes to the classes to yell at your poor performance. At the career fairs hosted, the companies don't sponsor international students. Most of the bright students failed to get internships and full time offers and are still struggling."
Annie
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"The University of Connecticut is an extremely impressive public university. It has worked hard to invest in programs and infrastructure to support cutting edge research in the sciences. It has also made a significant investment in it's campus, updating the bookstore, adding new buildings, and updating the recreational facilities. UConn provides a fun college atmosphere combined with rigorous academics. It was a fantastic experience for my time as an undergraduate."