University of Connecticut-Avery Point

Groton, CT 06340
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The University of Connecticut – Avery Point campus was founded in 1967 as a public research university. Students can enjoy a small college setting while studying at state-of-the-art academic facilities. The college is located on 72-acres of coastal land, giving students convenient access to the ocean. The campus includes 28 buildings, including several historic buildings. However, the university also received funds for a $50 million renovation project to improve several academic buildings on the campus. They also offer a low student to faculty ratio, ensuring that every student receives the attention of the professors and instructors.  

Each semester, over 7,000 students enroll in the various graduate and undergraduate programs available at UConn Avery Point, including the nursing program. Students may enroll in the CEIN/BS program, which is currently the only nursing program offered at the Avery Point Campus. Traditional BSN and MSN programs are available at the UConn Storrs campus. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field may apply for this program to earn a BSN and a post-baccalaureate certificate. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months with full-time study. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the registered nurse licensing exam.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students657
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 48.3%

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1200
ACT18 to 24
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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $80
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$1,421/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,500 $22,500 $63,945
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $99,470
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $177,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of University of Connecticut-Avery Point's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,611
Other Federal Grant 2% $3,400
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $4,432
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 50% $5,705
Federal Student Loans 42% $5,166
Private Loans 2% $9,536


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,026
$30,001 to $48,000$5,724
$48,001 to $75,000$8,131
$75,001 to $110,000$14,267
Over $110,000$15,304

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
1084 Shennecossett Rd
Groton, CT 06340

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