From the School

The University of Hartford offers an environment where students will be both challenged and supported to tap into their full potential and become the successful leaders of our community.

The University of Hartford, a fully accredited, independent, nonsectarian institution, is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture; the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions; Hillyer College; the Barney School of Business; the Hartford Art School; and The Hartt School.

Our full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,600 men and women includes students from nearly all 50 states and 44 countries. With an average class size of about 20—25 students, each student benefits from more personalized attention from faculty members. Students can expect to get to know not only their classroom professors well, but also all faculty members in their department. Faculty members focus on helping students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios and provide the mentorship necessary to push students past perceived limits. Students participate in about 100 organized student groups, including clubs devoted to special interests or political, professional, religious, or civic activities. Athletics include intercollegiate (NCAA Division I) and intramural sports. These activities, as well as the recreational and fitness needs of the university, are served by a 130,000-square-foot Sports Center. Students are also involved in school publications and AM and FM radio stations, and the Hartt School, the Hartford Art School, and the University Players present a variety of concerts, exhibitions, and theatrical productions each year.

The university's Career Services Center provides career counseling and information on occupations, employers, testing, and graduate schools; serves as a reference and credential source; and provides graduating students with an on-campus recruiting program. Courses, programs, and educational counseling are provided by the Office of Graduate and Adult Academic Services for part-time adult students.


From The School

The admissions decision is based on a combination of the following: quality of the secondary school curriculum, course selection, academic performance in secondary school, recommendations of the secondary school principal or guidance counselor, ACT or SAT scores, evidence of a desire to succeed, and leadership qualities shown by academic and extracurricular activities. Music and art applicants are required to audition, show portfolios, and take other tests depending upon the program to which they are applying.

The University has a rolling admission policy.

For more information, students should contact:

Richard A. Zeiser
Dean of Admission
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT 06117-0395
Phone: 860-768-4296
Toll free: 800-947-4303
Fax: 860-768-4961
E-mail: Website:


Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

The University of Hartford is known nationally for the breadth and depth of its programs. Hartford's seven schools and colleges offer over 100 fields of study . The university encourages students to sample a variety of academic areas and enroll in courses in any of the colleges in campus. Students interested in interdisciplinary majors can combine courses from the different schools within the university. Students are assigned academic advisors who help guide them in curriculum choices, career exploration, and the transition to university life. The All-University curriculum was developed in order to help students learn more about how different academic disciplines approach related topics and issues. Courses in different fields of expertise are team taught, and topics are examined from the perspective of several academic disciplines. Students who are undecided on their majors are assisted by a special program at the university. Individual students will also find help in the areas of writing proficiency, reading comprehension, and research and test-taking skills at the reading and writing center, which is available to the entire student body. The Math Tutoring Lab, which is staffed by full-time faculty members and math majors, offers further help for students in math. Selected students are encouraged to participate in the Honors Program. Honors students have the opportunity to graduate with an Honors degree.

Majors and Degrees Offered

About 25% of students apply undecided which, at the University of Hartford, is an opportunity to explore many academic interests among our more than 100 areas of study. Students receive support from offices like Career Services, the Student Success Center and a Dialogue course which allows them to meet with and learn from other undecided students. The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors in , biology, chemistry, chemistry-biology, cinema, communication, computer science, criminal justice, economics, English, , history, international studies, Judaic studies, mathematics, philosophy, physics, , politics and government, psychology, , and sociology.

Within the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions, there are majors in early childhood education, elementary education, integrated special education/elementary education, secondary education with a concentration in English or mathematics, health sciences, nursing (for registered nurses only), radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, a combined B.S. in health science, and doctorate in physical therapy (B.S./D.P.T.) program, as well as a combined B.S. in health science and a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (B.S./M.S.P.O.) program.

The Hartford Art School offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in ceramics, design, drawing, illustration, media arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.

At the Hartt School, students can major in actor training, applied music (guitar, orchestral instrument, organ, piano, pre–cantorial studies, and voice), composition, dance (ballet pedagogy or performance emphases), jazz studies, music, music education, music history, music management, music production and technology, music theater, music theory, and performing arts management (interdisciplinary program offered in conjunction with the Barney School of Business). There are also five-year double majors offered within the Hartt School.

Majors for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree in the Barney School of Business are accounting, economics and finance, entrepreneurial studies, insurance and finance, management, and marketing. The Barney School of Business also offers a minor in actuarial science.

Additional B.S. programs, offered by the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture include ABET-EAC engineering accredited programs in electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, biomedical, and Acoustical Engineering & Music. The newest offering in the mechanical engineering department is a concentration in energy engineering and sustainable design. The most popular B.S.E. options are acoustical engineering and music (interdisciplinary program in conjunction with the Hartt School) and biomedical engineering. Additionally, the college offers interdisciplinary B.S.E. options. Technology programs include the Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering technology, audio engineering technology, computer engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology as well as the Associate in Applied Science in electronic engineering technology (A.S.) and the Associate in Applied Science in computer engineering technology (A.S.). New to the technology majors this year is a BS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology. The programs in Architecture, Electronics and Mechanical are ABET-ETAC accredited.

Hillyer College offers the Associate of Arts and provides the general education course work required to complete most of the University's baccalaureate programs. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of academic skills through small classes and close faculty-student interaction.

University Studies offers the Bachelor of University Studies, a B.A. degree program created for the part-time adult student who typically has previous college experience and seeks to complete a baccalaureate degree. Also offered is a B.A. degree program in multimedia website design and development for full-time undergraduates. Created for students who want to learn how to use and develop multimedia technologies that fit into today's wired world, this program combines courses across several disciplines where students create and use technology with user interaction in mind.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Auctioneering
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Technical and Business Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Neuroscience

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Illustration
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management and Merchandising
  • Music, Other
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Prominent Alumni

Jeff Bagwell
Pro Baseball player

Guillermo Flores Perez
President of El Salvador

Vin Baker
Pro Basketball player

Johnathan Iverson
Ringling Bros. Circus Ringmaster

Ruby Hinds
Opera singer

Denton Watson

Abraham Burton
Jazz musician

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Costs for 2014-2015
Tuition $32,758
Double Room (Complexes) $7,548
Freshman Meal Plan $3,970
Fees $2,686
Total $46,962

Ninety-three percent of University of Hartford students receive a scholarship or grant from the university. For most students, the cost of a University of Hartford education is significantly reduced by financial assistance.

The average "out of pocket" expense for new students this year was $17,999.

Financial Aid

The university's financial aid program, which administers over $90 million annually including student loans, consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities provided through the federal government, private agencies, interested individuals, and the University. Factors contributing to disbursal of university funds are the college or school in which the student is enrolled, availability of funds, applicant pool, and competition for funds. About 92 percent of all full-time undergraduate students receive assistance; the average amount is $27,857 per year. Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement are eligible for full and partial-tuition scholarships.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents all full-time students at the University. SGA gives students and faculty a platform to work together to develop and coordinate the co-curriculars of the university. In addition, students are represented on all major administrative committees, including the Board of Regents.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


51% female
49% male
61% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time


From The School


The university is located in the peaceful residential suburb of West Hartford, which was named one of the best cities for the next decade by Kiplinger's magazine. The West Hartford area offers hundreds of shops and restaurants along with many opportunities for students to discover new cultural and intellectual experiences. With museums, theaters, libraries, the XL Center, a symphony orchestra, shopping, great restaurants, an international airport, and local and intercity transportation systems, the opportunities are plentiful.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Our suburban West Hartford campus houses the buildings and facilities of our seven colleges and schools.

The newest additions to the campus are the Shaw Center at Hillyer College a 10,000-square-foot addition to Hillyer Hall that provides faculty offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, a dedicated seminar classroom, a conference room, and a large common area; the Handel Center for Performing Arts for students in theater and dance; the Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology Complex, which houses 37,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories as well as a complete renovation of the existing science and engineering facilities; and the Renee Samuels Center which provides state-of-the art digital equipment and studios specifically designed for Media Arts and Photography.

The Harry Jack Gray Center is the home of the Mildred P. Allen Memorial Library; the William H. Mortensen Library; the Museum of American Political Life; the Harry J. Gray Conference Center; the Joseloff Gallery; the newly renovated Campus Store; the School of Communication; and studios for art, radio, and television. The library has approximately 600,000 items, including books, musical scores, recordings, periodicals, journals, and microfilm units. The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, the Hartford Library, and the Interlibrary-Loan systems also offer extensive resources.

The University of Hartford has installed fiber optic cabling, wiring, and telecommunications equipment to all of the student residences on the main campus. All students have their own high speed Ethernet connection to the Campus Network and the Internet. Our network is designed to work with both Windows and Macintosh computers.

The University completed the installation of a wireless network system in the main-campus residence halls, all academic buildings and some surrounding outside areas. It is our hope that students find the wireless system convenient, and find ways to use it to enhance your learning experience at the University.

Computer labs are available in academic buildings throughout the campus as well in the University Libraries. Students have access to a wide range of online resources, software, collaboration systems, scanners and printers.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Through the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Hartford students have the opportunity to register for select courses at Saint Joseph College and Trinity College. Opportunities are available to education and health profession majors for field and/or clinical experiences where applicable. The Career Services Center and cooperative education office is available to custom-tailor work experiences within many of the University's programs. Our study abroad office works with students to arrange an international learning experience that promotes cultural exploration and lifelong memories. The University of Hartford has garnered affiliations with schools in more than 60 different countries, making study abroad a vast and popular option on campus.

Student Organizations & Activities

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents all full-time students at the University. SGA gives students and faculty a platform to work together to develop and coordinate the co-curriculars of the university. In addition, students are represented on all major administrative committees, including the Board of Regents.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Plus

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Susan Fitzgerald

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS and achievement testing.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
WAIS and achievement testing.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Hawks)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hawks)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups:

Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Programs

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UCONN
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UCONN


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Richard A. Zeiser
Dean of Admissions

Admissions Office
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Museum of American Political Life
Art Gallery
Sports Center
Java City Coffee House
Hawk's Nest

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Hartford Civic Center (concerts)
Meadows Music Theater (outdoor concert venue)
Bushnell Theater (Broadway Tours)
Mark Twain House
Minor League Sports (baseball, hockey)
Hartford is the Capitol of Connecticut and all major State government functions are located here.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and selected Saturdays
8:30am-4:30pm and10am-1pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Seasonal; contact admissions off.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Most Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport, which is north of Hartford, CT is 20 miles from campus. Taxis and airport shuttles are available for the trip to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Hartford. Taxis are available at the stations for the trip to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-84 W., take Exit 44 and turn right onto Kane St. At the first light, turn left onto Prospect St. Proceed 2.5 miles to the end of the street, then turn right onto Albany Ave. Turn left at the first light onto Bloomfield Ave. and proceed half a mile to the university, which is on the right. From I-84 E., take Exit 44. Proceed on Caya Ave. for a very short distance to the light at Prospect Ave. Turn left onto Prospect and follow the preceding directions from that point.

Local Accommodations
The most convenient place to stay is probably the West Hartford Inn (900 Farmington Ave.; 860-236-3221), about 8 minutes from the campus. This is a typical, bare-bones motel, but comfortable enough. The price is moderate.

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