University of Connecticut or UConn is regarded to be one of the best colleges of the United States. Founded in the year of 1881 and located in the Storrs, Connecticut, this institution is known to be a National Sea Grant, National Space Grant research and a public land grant university. According to Anouk Govil, this institution provides its students with the best in class education at quite an affordable price point. She essentially is a biology student pursuing her degree from this college. As per the U.S. News & World Report rankings of 2018, the University of Connecticut was ranked at the No.56 when it comes to National Universities in the 2018.
Anouk Govil throws light on the academics of the University of Connecticut. The students planning to pursue their higher studies from this university are provided with the chance to make their choice from among five professional degree programs, seventeen graduate degrees, eight undergraduate degrees, as well as hundred majors. Anouk Govil also mentions that the students of University of Connecticut also get to choose from about 87 diverse types of minors UConn. These essentially also include areas of study that are not offered as formalized majors.
The retention rate of the University of Connecticut is reputed for being one of the best among the various public universities spread across the United Nations. In fact, about 93% of these students tend to return for their sophomore year at the UConn. This institution is additionally renowned for being ranked at the third place, out of 58 public research universities of the nation on the basis of the overall graduation time.
Anouk Govil also highlights how the UConn tends to participate in the much renowned Regional Student Program (NERSP) of the New England Board of Higher Education. In this program, students from about five other states of New England get to enroll themselves at the university at a certain reduced out-of-state tuition rate. This however only happens in case the majors these students aspire to pursue are not offered by their distinguished in-state universities. The University of Connecticut also is renowned for participating in a special guaranteed admissions program, along with the Community College of Connecticut or CCC. This program is basically specially tailored for students of Connecticut community college who are academically qualified, and plan to get transferred to UConn for studying Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences, as well as Agriculture & Natural Resources. Anouk Govil additionally highlights the fact that this institution has received a host of commendations due to the plethora of resources it provides to its students and faculty, as well as its great focus on academics.
There is an extensive variety of Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level programs offered by the University of Connecticut. They have distinguished schools for Medicine, Social Work, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Dental Medicine, Law and the School of Fine Arts, as well as Pharmacy in their campus. Hence, students can ideally pursue almost any subject they are interested in here.