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University of Connecticut, Admissions Office Records

Identifier: 1998-0236

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of enrollment reports. Recent announcements, brochures, and several related reports have been included.


  • 1955-2003


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


The University of Connecticut traces its founding to the establishment of the Storrs Agricultural School on 21 April 1881 by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly. The main campus, located in Storrs, Connecticut was originally a gift of 170 acres of land, several frame buildings, and money from Charles and Augustus Storrs. The School opened on 28 September 1881, with twelve students in the first class. Before the turn of the century there were two name changes (Storrs Agricultural College 1893, Connecticut Agricultural College 1899). In 1933, two years after the institution celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, it became Connecticut State College, a name more in keeping with its steady advances and broadened mission. Six years later, in 1939, the General Assembly designated the institution the University of Connecticut, an acknowledgment of the institution's developing importance to the State in graduate and professional education, research and public service.

It is the function of the Admissions Office to enrol qualified new students at the University. To support this goal, the office works with interested students and guidance counselors through Open Houses, as well as participating in regional and national college fairs.

As of Fall 2003, the University of Connecticut enrolled 19,287 undergraduates and 7,342 graduate and professional students in seventeen Schools and Colleges. Admissions at the University is now divided between two offices, Undergraduate Admissions and the Graduate School. Enrollment statistics are collected, maintained and reported by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR).


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Administrative records of the University of Connecticut Admissions office. The collections consists primarily of enrollment reports, although several other reports and some brochures are also included.


Series I: Administrative Records (1955-2003) includes all the files acquired from, or information supplied by, the Admissions Office.

Acquisition Information

These materials are distributed periodically throughout the administration of the University. The most recent collection of enrollment statistics is available electronically from the Office of Institutional Research.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Admissions Newsletter

Report on Admissions, 1961-1980

University of Connecticut, Admissions Office Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2004 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US