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Internal Admission

Undergraduates Entering Fall 2018

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 53%

Admit Rate for Students Who Selected Storrs Majors as First Choice: 46%
Admit Rate for Students Who Selected Regional Majors as First Choice: 77%

AVERAGE CUMULATIVE GPA: 3.5

75% of admitted students had a cumulative GPA above 3.32
Average Number of Credits Completed: 55

AVERAGE CRITICAL GPA: 3.4

75% of admitted students had a critical GPA above 3.22
Average Number of Graded Criticals Completed: 5

All grades, trends, and coursework on a student's UConn transcript were considered in academic review. Successful applicants exhibited strong performance in rigorous classes, especially the foundational critical courses required for all Business students. In addition to GPA, the most successful applicants showed positive and/or consistent grade trends, took and excelled in rigorous course loads, made progress towards degree completion with no repeating of coursework, and in cases when admitted to UConn as a freshman, took critical courses at UConn and earned high grades in those critical courses.


Most common factors negatively impacting an application:

  • Low cumulative or critical GPA
  • Slow progress towards degree requirements (repeating coursework, minimal credit enrollments in terms)
  • Less rigorous course loads (all coursework in the 1000 level)

Successful applicants exhibited thoughtfulness in their responses to the essay question given, demonstrating goals in line with their actions. Additionally, successful applicants showed intentionality and provided concrete examples, articulated strengths and interests well, and demonstrated strong communication skills without grammar and spelling errors.


Most common factors negatively impacting an application:

  • Shared information in the essay that did not respond to the question and should have been shared in the space designated for additional information for the committee to consider
  • Repeated information from resume and did not respond to question
  • Discussed items that did not relate to desire for major
  • Lacked thoughtful self-reflection
  • Poor grammar and structure

Successful applicants submitted a strong resume demonstrating leadership and commitment to business represented by the activities on their resume.  Additionally, successful applicants showed involvement and engagement in extra-curricular activities, applicable work experience, and demonstrated strong communication skills without grammar and spelling errors.


Most common factors negatively impacting an application:

  • Focused on high school involvement; no involvement during their college experience
  • Involvement did not represent skills or interests connected to their major of interest
  • Typos or incomplete information
  • Resume was not thoughtful about what was learned from their experience

Prior Program of Students Offered Admission

prior program of fa18 applicants

Acceptance by Campus at Time of Application

Campus Acceptance Rate
Avery Point 46%
Hartford  72%
Stamford 67%
Storrs 47%
Waterbury 68%

All admission data assume successful completion of the spring 2018 semester. *Applicants who are new transfers to UConn are not reflected in this data.