University of Connecticut-Avery Point
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.
|Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb|
|Number of Students657|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1200|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$500/credit|
|In State Students||$500/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,421/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$3,400|
|State Grant & Scholarships||15%||$4,432|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||50%||$5,705|
|Federal Student Loans||42%||$5,166|
$7,336Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.