University of Hartford

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200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117-1599

Phone: (860) 768-4100
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#98 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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University of Hartford is a private institution that was founded in 1877. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,284, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 320 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Hartford's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 98. Its tuition and fees are $33,358 (2013-14).

The University of Hartford, or U of H, is a private institution located in central Connecticut, midway between Boston and New York City. Undergraduates at the University of Hartford can choose from more than 80 fields of study, and graduate students can pursue degrees in about 30 programs, including those in the Barney School of Business and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Students at U of H embrace different traditions each year, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration; Midnight Breakfast, during which students are served late-night food during finals week; and Spring Fling, an annual party with live music and food. During another tradition, freshmen sign a class banner that hangs in the library foyer for four years until it’s presented again at their graduation ceremony. U of H also offers dozens of organizations for students to explore, including fraternities and sororities and club and recreational sports. Student athletes can also try out for one of the nearly 20 University of Hartford Hawks sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I American East Conference.


School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At the University of Hartford, we provide a learning environment in which students may transform themselves intellectually, personally, and socially. We provide students with distinctive educational experiences that blend the feel of a small residential college with an array of academic programs and opportunities characteristic of a large university. Through relationships with faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, scholarship, research, the arts, and civic engagement, every student may prepare for a lifetime of learning and for personal and professional success.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1877
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $114,592,000


When applying to University of Hartford, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at University of Hartford is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Hartford is 11:1, and the school has 61.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Hartford include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other; Visual and Performing Arts, Other; Engineering, Other; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 40%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 16%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 12%
Engineering, Other 7%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 7%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 6%

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Student Life

University of Hartford has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,284, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. University of Hartford is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,894
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Hartford offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Hartford also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Hartford, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Hartford.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Hartford, 80.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,965.

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Tuition and fees $33,358 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,248 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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