University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Diversity at UConn

One community. Many cultures.

UConn is a community that values the contributions of all of our members and the distinct backgrounds we all represent. Here, we practice compassion, understanding, and respect. We embrace and celebrate you for who you are. Together we committed to supporting each other as Huskies.

With nearly 90 countries and 43 U.S. states represented in UConn's student body, your peers will come from different cultures and ethnicities throughout the world. Exchanging intellectual ideas and socializing with students who are different than you is critical in developing a global view and instrumental in learning to approach challenges from a fresh perspective. 

Your experience at UConn will extend far beyond academic discovery. Within our academic core, we offer more than 115 majors that are as diverse as our campus, including areas of study such as Africana Studies; Human Rights; Judaic Studies; Latino and Latin American Studies; Urban and Community Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

66%of first-year Huskies are Connecticut residents
25+more than 1 in 4 are first generation Huskies
44%of first-year Huskies are racial & ethnic minorities

18% Hispanic or LatinX

 

17% Asian

 

11% African American

 

1% American Indian or Native American

 

0.4% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

 

Institutional resources include, but are not limited to:

The University’s five Cultural Centers promote awareness and enrich campus diversity through educational programs, leadership opportunities, outreach, and more. 

The centers offer an atmosphere of support, guidance, and advocacy when needed – and host some of the most popular student events on campus. Likewise, International Student and Scholar Services provides resources on practical matters.

UConn celebrates religious diversity as well, with active places for worship and observance, as well as faith-based student organizations on campus.