The University of Connecticut (UConn) is one of the top public research universities in the United States. It was founded in 1881 as a land-grant university.

The University has the following Schools and Colleges: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business; Dental Medicine; Neag School of Education; Engineering; Fine Arts; Graduate School; Law; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture; Social Work.

University of Connecticut is a member of the Big East Conference. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Ratings and Rankings:

- 54th in the US News Ranking of Top 100 law schools (2011).

- University of Connecticut is ranked 73rd in the world (Webometrics Rankings, January 2010).

- University of Connecticut is ranked 66th among Tier 1 National Universities in the country (US News & World Report 2010). In the ranking of Top Schools for Real Estate (Undergraduate business specialties), UConn is tied for 6th with University of Southern California.

- Phds.org ranks the doctoral program of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics as 12th in the country among small and prestigious programs and 14th for placement of graduates. The Department ranks among the 20% most cited in Agricultural Economics worldwide (Repec.org, 2009).

- University of Connecticut is ranked 339th in the world (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked UConn among the top 35 best values in public colleges nationally and 1st in New England.

- The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education ranked the Neag School of Education’s doctoral program in kinesiology 1st in the country.

- The Management Department at the UConn School of Business was ranked 17th in research productivity compared to 170 other universities in a joint study by Texas A&M University and the University of Florida.

- University of Connecticut is placed in the top 30 for both average starting and mid-career salary of its alumni (Payscale.com Public College Salary Report).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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