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 different numbers for the engineering, business, and nursing programs All are likely higher. Of course, there are exceptions 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, CT parent suggest during the last few years. I do not like to create stress. But if UCONN is your child’s school of your choice, make sure your SAT meets their requirements.