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University of Connecticut

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public land-grant research university system whose main campus is in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School, named after two brothers who donated the land for the school. In 1893, the school became a public land grant college, becoming the University of Connecticut in 1939. Over the following decade, social work, nursing and graduate programs were established, while the schools of law and pharmacy were also absorbed into the university. During the 1960s, UConn Health was established for new medical and dental schools. UConn is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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University of Connecticut
Latin: Universitas Connecticutensis
Former names
Storrs Agricultural School (1881–1899)
Connecticut Agricultural College (1899–1933)
Connecticut State College (1933–1939)
MottoRobur (Latin)
Motto in English
"Oak, Strength"
TypePublic land-grant research university
EstablishedApril 21, 1881; 142 years ago (April 21, 1881)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$476 million (2020)[1]
PresidentRadenka Maric
Academic staff
University System: 4,624
Health Center: 5,248
Location, ,
United States

41°48′26″N 72°15′09″W
CampusCollege town / Suburb of large city, 4,400 acres (18 km2)
Other campuses
NewspaperThe Daily Campus
ColorsBlue, White and Gray[3]
Sporting affiliations
MascotJonathan the Husky

The university is classified as an R1 research institution.[4] The university has been considered a Public Ivy.[5][6] UConn is one of the founding institutions of the Hartford/Springfield regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor. UConn was the second U.S. university invited into Universitas 21, an international network of 24 research-intensive universities who work together to foster global citizenship.[7]

Competing in the Big East Conference as the Huskies, UConn has gained recognition for its women's and men's basketball programs. The Huskies have won 23 NCAA championships.[8] The UConn Huskies are the top women's basketball program in the nation, having won a record 11 NCAA Division I National Championships (tied with the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team) and a women's record four in a row (2013–2016),[9] plus over 40 conference regular season and tournament championships. UConn also holds the two longest winning streaks of any gender in college basketball history.