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Fast Facts

  • Founded as an agricultural school in 1881 with a gift from Charles and Augustus Storrs
    • 1881: 3 faculty members and 12 students
    • 2012: Over 30,000 students and 11,000 faculty & staff
  • Main Campus in Storrs, CT and 5 Regional Campuses
  • Health Center Campus in Farmington, CT
  • $1.8B Operating Budget
  • $235M Research Awards
  • Connecticut is an innovative state:
    • #1: Per capita income
    • #5: R&D/GDP
    • #5: Kaufmann New Economy
  • Educational Programs:
    • 101 UG Majors
    • 86 Graduate Fields of Study
    • 93% Freshmen Retention Rate
    • 6 Year Graduation Rate of 78% (2009), national average is 55%
    • Average SAT of 1228, 217 points higher than national average
    • 7 NSF Research Experiences for UG programs
    • NSF IGERT Fellowships on Language Plasticity
    • NSF GK-12 Fellowships on Sustainable Energy
    • 5 U.S. Department of Education GAANN Fellowship programs
  • Faculty Excellence:
    • 49 Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors
    • 94 Endowed Professors
    • 4 CT Medal of Science & Technology Recipients
    • 168 Fulbright Scholars
    • Members of the National Academy of Engineering & Institute of Medicine
    • Recipient of the NSF PECASE Award