Connecticut, University of
Connecticut, University of, mainly at Storrs coeducational land grant and state supported chartered and opened 1881 as Storrs Agricultural School. It became a college in 1893 and a university in 1939. The schools of medicine, law, insurance, and social work are in or near Hartford. There are also campuses at Groton (Avery Point), Stamford, Waterbury, and Torrington. The university operates the National Undersea Research Center and a biotechnology center.
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