University of Connecticut's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #67. Its in-state tuition and fees are $19,434; out-of-state tuition and fees are $42,102.
University of Connecticut Rankings
University of Connecticut is ranked #67 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.
Overall, the University of Connecticut is considered a well-regarded public research university with strong programs in business, engineering, agriculture, and health sciences. Its admissions standards are selective, and its global reputation attracts top students and researchers from around the world.
UConn is deemed a “Public Ivy,” as its robust research and high-quality academics make it comparable to the Ivy League, according to a book by Richard Moll written in 1985 titled Public Ivies: A Guide to America's Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities.
UConn is a Tier 1 research institution, the highest possible classification in the USA. In fact, only 3% of all US universities are Tier 1.
UConn's ranking has been steadily improving since 2000, when it was No. 38 among public institutions, and it spent the past 10 years in the top 25. It is tied for this year's No. 26 ranking with Texas A&M University and UMass-Amherst.
U.S. News and World Report has released its annual rankings of colleges and universities, and for the second straight year Yale University is in the top five, while UConn slipped a few spots. Results for other Connecticut colleges were mixed, with some gaining ground in the rankings and others falling back.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) was founded as an agricultural school in 1881 by brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs. More than 130 years later and UConn is one of the top public universities in America, which ranks within the top 20 overall, according to the US News & World Report.