UConn SAT Scores and GPA

What are UConn's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into UConn. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Storrs, CT

This school is also known as: University of Connecticut

UConn Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Connecticut.


Average SAT: 1300 (Old: 1839)

The average SAT score composite at UConn is a 1300.

On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1839.

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UConn SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1220, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1410.

In other words, a 1220 places you below average, while a 1410 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at UConn, but they really want to see at least a 1220 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math650610720
Reading323035
Writing333135
Composite130012201410

UConn SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 1700, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 2010.

In other words, a 1700 places you below average, while a 2010 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at UConn, but they really want to see at least a 1700 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math634590690
Reading600560660
Writing605550660
Composite183917002010

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Average GPA: 3.67

The average GPA at UConn is 3.67. This makes UConn Strongly Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. This school did not officially report its average GPA, but we've estimated it here using data from over 1,000 schools.)

With a GPA of 3.67, UConn requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, with a leaning toward A's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.67, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 50%

The acceptance rate at UConn is 50%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 50 are admitted.

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This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring at a 1839 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 2010 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 3.67.


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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in UConn, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to UConn.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than UConn. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Boston University Boston, MA 1370 1946 29
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1360 1929 29
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1898 28
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1330 1874 27
American University Washington, DC 1320 1858 28
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1310 1849 28
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1310 1846 28

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for UConn, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1290 1226 27
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1290 1815 29
University of California, Davis Davis, CA 1290 1800 27
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1270 1786 27
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1270 1782 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1270 1775 27
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1240 1178 27

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for UConn, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If UConn is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 1250 1754 27
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1250 1742 27
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1230 1726 26
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1230 1719 26
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1190 1652 27
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1170 1620 24

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