UConn is New England’s number one public university and has been for more than a decade. Students are bound to find what interests them among the 14 schools and colleges, and more than 90 majors offered. One wouldn’t think of diversity when thinking of Storrs, Conn., but UConn can only be described as a melting pot, with people from all over the country and even the world. Professors are diverse, as well, with varied experiences and interests. As a research university, professors are not only teachers, but they are also lifelong students themselves, constantly studying and gaining knowledge in their field.
The average class size is 30 students, but as a freshman fulfilling general education requirements, expect class sizes to be closer to 100 students. As years progress and your courses become more focused on your major, class sizes will shrink, and professors may even learn your name. Luckily, for future students, construction is well underway to replace outdated buildings and improve the learning experience for students, allowing for more high-tech classrooms. Whatever school you’re a part of or whatever major you choose, UConn prepares you for the “real world” that you’ve been hearing about since freshman year of high school. About 94 percent of recent graduates from all UConn schools are either employed or in graduate or professional school, and you could be one of them. But remember: “Students today. Huskies forever.”