Over the last few years, UCONN’s attractiveness has radically increased. That’s good news for alum and fans of the school. But it is not great news for those applying, The standards are increasing and SAT scores are vital for admission.
Off the record, I have heard 1260 is needed for most students. There are exceptions, of course, including the usual suspects: athletes, underrepresented minorities, those with connections, some with extraordinary stories and those with top notch grades in rigorous courses. (valedictorians and salutatorians are essentially guaranteed admission).
As for grades…Connecticut high schools are doing a horrible disservice to their students by having rampant grade inflation. It gives students and parents a false sense of accomplishment. “She’s an A student – how can she not get into UCONN?” I have heard many a Shoreline parent say during the last few years. Well… if she SATs are lower than 1200…
What to do? This summer: take our class.