University of Connecticut (UConn) is ranked among the top twenty public universities of the country by the U.S. News & World Report. The University of Connecticut is a Carnegie Foundation Research University. The history of the university dates back to the year 1880 when two brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs gifted the state of Connecticut an orphanage, 170 acres of farmland, and some barns to establish an agricultural school. In 1881, the General Assembly of Connecticut voted for the establishment of the Storrs Agricultural School. The Storrs Agricultural School started offering four-year degrees and was renamed as Connecticut Agricultural College. The Connecticut Agricultural College eventually became the University of Connecticut in 1939.
Since its establishment, the University of Connecticut has grown considerably and comprises 14 schools and colleges and has a total enrollment of more than 30,000 students. The University of Connecticut has a main campus in Storrs and five regional campuses at: Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury.
The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.