Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture emphasizes “hands-on learning” and is a gem hidden among the larger schools at the University of Connecticut. The School was established in 1941 with trust money from the Ratcliffe Hicks estate. Mr. Hicks (1843-1906) left instructions in his will to start an agricultural school to encourage and support farming in New England. The School offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a wide variety of disciplines within the plant and animal science majors.

Important Dates

News & Events

Scholarship Application

The 2016-2017 Scholarship Application is due on February 15th, 2016. 

Apply to College Ambassadors

College Ambassadors is a selective leadership program in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Represent the School while gaining leadership and professional skills! Applications now open until March 1st. 


Are you planning on graduating soon? Look over the Registrar's Steps to a Successful Graduation to ensure your final semester goes smoothly.