University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269

The University of Connecticut is a public research university in Storrs, Connecticut founded in 1881. The main campus sits on 4,400-acres of land about a half hour’s drive from Hartford. It is one of the highest ranked public universities in the New England region and is recognized as a Public Ivy university. This designation implies that the university offers an education comparable to Ivy League schools. The university also houses the largest public research collection in the state, with the main library located in the center of campus. Admission is competitive, with 54% of new students ranking in the top tenth of their graduating class.

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing Storrs campus offers nursing students several options to reach their education goals. The programs offered include a traditional BSN, along with MSN or RN to MSN program. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE and provide students the chance to practice their skills in real clinical settings. Besides these typical nursing programs, the school offers a CEIN/BS program to help graduate students receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing within one-year. This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate92%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. Family Nurse Practitioner
  5. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The University Of Connecticut School Of Nursing is committed to offering quality education accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Commission on Collegiate College Nursing of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

    The MSN program is designed to train nurses in advanced practice to enable graduates to taken on roles as advanced practitioners and leaders. The program offers specialization in Adult Gero Nurse Practitioner (acute care), Neonatal and Clinical Nurse Leader.

    Students in the program are required to complete a core curriculum in research, nursing theory, statistics and regulatory, legal and policy aspects of advanced nursing. Students in the program are able to choose from a full time or a part time plan of enrollment.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
    2. Current, valid and unencumbered licenses to practice as a Registered Nurse
    3. Complete a three credit undergraduate course in nursing research or basis statistics with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade
    4. The MSN program requires students to have 2,080 hours of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse in direct patient care before enrolling for the first practicum course except for the Clinical Nurse Leader track.
    5. A year or more of experiences as professional nurse
    6. Health requirements (tetanus immunization within the last ten years, tuberculosis tests, immunizations for rubella, rubeola, varicella, hepatitis B) need to met for clinical practicum coursework


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 237
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Practice Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Palliative Care Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Practice Master's degree 49
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 5
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Connecticut

Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus
22.75 miles away
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School
26.87 miles away
Central Connecticut State University
28.06 miles away
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
35.08 miles away
Westfield State University
35.99 miles away
Worcester State University
37.99 miles away
Rhode Island College
40.26 miles away
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
41.03 miles away
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
42.5 miles away
University of Rhode Island
43.3 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading550 to 650
SAT: Math570 to 690
SAT: Writing550 to 650
ACT Composite26 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,626
30k to 48k$12,129
48k to 75k$18,522
75k to 110k$23,635
Over 110k$26,870
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $469.00 $1,377.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $763.00 $1,932.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Connecticut resident studying at a Connecticut nursing school.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing
University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269

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