University of Connecticut-Avery Point


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Connecticut


Surrounded by water on three sides, Avery Point is the University of Connecticut's campus by the sea, providing our students an environment that is both picturesque and practical.

This waterfront campus, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River, combines the elegance of the past - in the mansion and buildings associated with the estate of Morton Plant - with state-of-the-art marine science facilities.

Students enjoy the use of high-tech classrooms, computer labs, a UCONN Co-Op bookstore, a branch of the UCONN Library system, the Academic Center, the Student Union, a gymnasium with a pool, caf© with food service options, ample and varied study lounges and spaces, and plenty of easy parking.

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Total Students: 748
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Contact Information

1084 Shennecossett Rd
Groton Connecticut 6340


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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants is 2.7, (NOTE: Certain programs with limited enrollment require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for consideration).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, courses that are comparable to those offered at UConn and completed at regionally accredited, degree-granting institutions are transferable with a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant have a minimum number of 12 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred is 90. You must earn 30 credit hours at UConn to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours, the submission of official SAT/ACT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
UConn doesn't publish a requirement for letters of recommendation; however, a statement of good standing from your prior institution might be requested.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required of all for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Nonrefundable $70 application fee.

Other Requirements:
Some performance majors require auditions; studio art programs require portfolios.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2189

Transfers Accepted: 1295

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 59%

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Higher education is an invaluable investment. Our goal is to make a UConn education affordable. In fact, more than 75% of UConn students receive financial assistance. We offer scholarships, grants, need-based financial aid, and student employment.

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