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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

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Late August - Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January - Early May

Language of instruction

English

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: March 1st
Spring Semester: October 1st

Course offerings

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 UC students. This College offers courses in many fields, see 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.

Business

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.

Economics

Exchange students will be restricted to a maximum of three (3) Economics courses per semester.

Course levels

Course codes at UConn have courses with four digits. The codes indicate the following:

  • Code 1000-1999: introductory courses, intended for Freshmen and Sophomores.
  • Code 2000-2999: courses with only one prerequisite, mainly intended for Sophomores.
  • Code 3000-3999: advanced undergraduate courses, intended or Juniors and Seniors. 
  • Code 4000-4999: advanced undergraduate course, intended for seniors.
  • Code 5000-6999: Graduate courses. 
Credit system

A full UCU course load (30 ECTS) translates to 15 UConn credits, which are usually 5 UConn courses (so 6 ECTS per course).

Grade system

UConn uses an A-F grading scale, but sometimes also a 0-100 scale (see table)

Grade Basic grade point 0-100 scale
A 4.0 91-100
A- 3.7 89-90
B+ 3.3 87-88
B 3.0 81-86
B- 2.7 79-80
C+ 2.3 77-78
C 2.0 71-76
C- 1.7 69-70
D+ 1.3 67-68
D 1.0 61-66
D- 0.7 59-60
F 0.0 Under 59
Housing

 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.

Costs

There are many undergraduate dorms, which means that the fees are variable. For one semester, they are between $3,419 – $5,609 (€2945 – €4830). The meal plans cost about  $2,692 – $2,974 (€ 2319– €2562) per semester, which are required if you reside in dorms. 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.

Orientation

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’. 

Student experiences

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. 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.