University of Connecticut (Storrs)
University of Connecticut is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Storrs, USA.
University of Connecticut is interesting for all fields.
|Number of places available|
2 per semester
Fall Semester: Late August - Mid-December
|Language of instruction|
UConn has divided its education in about ten Colleges, Schools and Centers, of which the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seems of the most interest to UCU students. This College offers courses in many fields, find the course catalogue here. Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Military Science, and Education courses are not available. Fine Arts & Statistics are available on a limited basis. Apart from this, UCU has an agreement with the Honors Program of UConn. This means that you can also take honors courses: courses with a limited class size, a large amount of participation, extra debates, etcetera. The honors courses can be found here. Honors students take a mix of honors courses and ‘regular’ courses, so you’ll probably have to do so as well.
Exchange students will be restricted to a maximum of three (3) Business courses per semester, with a maximum of two (2) courses in any one subject area: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Law, Finance, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Real Estate and Urban Economics.
Exchange students will be restricted to a maximum of three (3) Economics courses per semester.
Course codes at UConn have courses with four digits. The codes indicate the following:
A full UCU course load (30 ECTS) translates to 15 UConn credits, which are usually 5 UConn courses (so 6 ECTS per course).
Most UConn students live on-campus. On-campus housing is guaranteed for all exchange students that complete the online housing application by the due date. Students will have access to the online housing application after they have been formally accepted to the exchange program. Housing assignments will be made by Residential Life prior to the start of the semester. Single rooms are limited and most students have a roommate. Find more information.
All students living in the undergraduate dorms are obliged to buy a meal plan (different options) with which they can eat in all of the nine dining units on campus.
There are many undergraduate dorms, which means that the fees are variable. For one semester, they are between $3,419 – $4,503. More information about the housing options can be found here. The cost of the meal plans which you are required to buy if you reside in dorms, vary and can be found here, . Generally, you need to show proof of $8500 (€7325) to be admitted and (as a next step) get a visa.
The UConn health insurance is approximately $1,346 – $1,452 (€1159 – €1251) USD per semester.
In the week prior to the start of the semester, a week- long (Fall) or five-day (Spring) Orientation program is organized. Students will receive information on staff, campus, fee payment, registration, dormitory life, etcetera, but there will also be fun activities. The program is compulsory. More information.
Apart from the Orientation, there is a ‘HuskyMates’ program through which students can apply for a ‘buddy’.
The main campus (Storrs) of UConn is located about 40 km outside of Hartford, Connecticut, in a rural area.
The university has a large campus which has all sorts of sports facilities and student organizations for sports, culture, and social activities. Find out more here. There are about 32,500 students at UConn.
Previous exchange students were very satisfied with the academic environment at UConn. Courses are challenging and teachers are very good. The workload is comparable or a little lower than at UCU.
Housing experiences are mixed: one student found the (double) rooms quite small and noisy, another student was very positive about the accommodation.
Be prepared for the fact that Connecticut is a rural environment and that some of the touristic ‘highlights’ are quite far away. Bus connections with both Boston and New York are very good and cheap. Campus life offers myriad activities for your free time.