Class of 2014: Highest SAT Scores, Most Diverse

Incoming freshmen at UConn's Storrs campus have an average SAT score of 1220.

<p>Students in classroom. Photo by Lanny Nagler</p>
Students in a classroom. This year's freshman class has the highest average SAT scores and is the most diverse class ever admitted to the University. Photo by Lanny Nagler

The freshman class arriving at UConn this weekend has the highest average SAT scores and is the most diverse of any class ever admitted to the University in its history.

The 3,285 freshmen who make up the Class of 2014 at the Storrs campus have an average SAT score of 1220 – eight points higher than the last freshman class. And, although final official numbers will not be ready until September, approximately 25 percent of the total freshman class of 4,535 are minorities, compared with 21 percent in 2009; roughly 450 are honors students, compared with 400 last year; and about 65 percent are in-state students, and 35 percent are from out-of-state (the University as a whole, by comparison, has a ratio of close to 80 percent in-state students and 20 percent out-of-state students).

“We have selected a very talented and gifted group of students and I’m especially pleased with our entering class,” said UConn’s vice president for planning and enrollment management, Lee Melvin.

Roughly 120 students in the freshman class are international students, and 49 percent of freshmen are male, 51 percent female. Overall, 44 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Approximately 3,285 students will be going to class on the Storrs campus and 1,250 others will attend one of the University’s five regional campuses. This year’s freshman class is larger than the Class of 2013 by slightly more than 170 students.

More than 1,000 transfer students are also beginning at the University this year. Among them, 75 percent come from four-year institutions and 25 percent from two-year schools; their average GPA is 3.25. Seven-hundred-and-eighty transfer students will attend the Storrs campus and 230 others will attend the regional campuses.