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The University of Connecticut is the state's flagship institution of higher learning. Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut has grown to include 10 Schools and Colleges at its main campus in Storrs, separate Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, five regional campuses throughout the state and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant College and a Space Grant Consortium institution. The University spans 4,104 acres at its main campus and five regional campuses, and an additional 162 acres at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. The University of Connecticut is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Under the leadership of President Philip E. Austin, the University is undergoing an amazing transformation. UConn is renewing, rebuilding and enhancing its campuses through an unprecedented $2.3 billion, 20-year state investment in the University's infrastructure. State-of-the-art facilities grace every campus.
The University of Connecticut is a school of choice for academically talented students. UConn has stood as the top public university in New England for eight consecutive years. Applications for enrollment have nearly doubled in ten years and now approach 21,000 per year. The University recently welcomed more than 100 high school valedictorians and salutatorians to UConn's Class of 2010.
UConn is a research intensive university, a prestigious designation shared by only the nation's top higher education institutions. We have more than 70 focused research centers where faculty, graduate students and undergraduates explore everything from improving human health to enhancing public education and protecting the country's natural resources.
UConn's strides in higher education stretch throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond.