Internal Admission

Undergraduates Entering Spring 2021

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 68%

Admit Rate for Students Who Selected Storrs Majors as First Choice: 60%
Admit Rate for Students Who Selected Regional Majors as First Choice: 79%

AVERAGE CUMULATIVE GPA: 3.5*

Average Number of Credits Completed: 60

AVERAGE CRITICAL GPA: 3.3*

Average Number of Graded Criticals Completed: Not available due to a change in University policy for pass/fail in Spring 2020

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
  • Inconsistent or negative grade trends
  • 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. They shared information that set them apart from the rest of the applicant pool. 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 résumé demonstrating leadership and commitment to business represented by the activities on their résumé.  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
  • Lacked strategic involvement, work, or engagement during college experience
  • Involvement did not represent skills or interests connected to major of interest
  • Résumé was longer than one page and/or was poorly formatted
  • Résumé was submitted as a Microsoft Word document with "tracked changes" still visible
  • Contained typos or incomplete information
  • Incorrect use of past and present tense
  • Lacked detail and thoughtfulness regarding what was learned from experiences

All admission data assume successful completion of the fall 2020 semester. *GPA averages do not include new transfer students in their first term at UConn.