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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford


Seven schools and colleges, endless possibilities

Although the University of Hartford (UHart) is comparatively small, with 4,500 full-time undergraduate students, its range of academic offerings equals that of larger universities. With approximately 100 programs of study across seven schools and colleges, students can find a program that is exactly right for them. Focusing on academic and career success, UHart offers small class sizes, with help available to stimulate social and scholarly growth. With an average student-faculty ratio of 9:1, students are creating close relationships with their professors from day one.  

UHart offers tons of exciting research projects to explore new passions. Students may help change the world by developing a new prosthetic hand customized to patients’ needs, or work with NASA on a space shuttle system that may launch humans to the moon or mars. They may teach children with disabilities to become independent, or work with faculty to remove marine debris on local beaches. The opportunities are endless.

Whatever the goal may be, the University of Hartford sets students on a path to make it achievable.

Join the fun at UHart

As members of the UHart family, new students become part of a fun and supportive environment. With more than 100 clubs, organizations, intramural and club sports, there are plenty of opportunities to explore passions and make new friends.

As part of the Division 1 America East athletics conference, UHart provides a home to talented athletes with talented minds. In fact, the Hawks have won the America East Academic Cup six times in the past seven years. The Cup is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest GPA during the academic year.

The University also offers exciting opportunities to study abroad in more than 50 countries every semester. Students can study abroad for a semester, a year, or for a shorter term such as summer, winter or spring break.

A unique location with tons of opportunities

For students who are looking to experience everything a major city has to offer but still want the benefits of a quiet, beautiful campus, UHart is the right place. The campus is located in West Hartford, Connecticut, in a 350-acre suburban-style area. West Hartford offers a bustling center less than ten minutes from campus, featuring trendy shops, restaurants, cafes, festivals and other events. There are also plenty of hiking trails and reservoir walks just past this area.

As the name gives away, the University of Hartford is just a few miles down the road from the Capital City of Connecticut. Hartford is home to exciting concerts, sporting events, art exhibitions, dance and theater performances, and so much more. The city also has a wealth of internship and job opportunities.

Located on the East Coast, UHart’s campus is just a 40-minute-drive from the ocean and about two hours from Boston and New York City, as well as some of the nation's most stunning landscapes.

Location & Contact

Address 200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT  06117
United States
Contact Mr. Richard Zeiser
Dean of Admissions
Phone: 860-768-4296
Fax: 860-768-4961

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Acceptance Rate

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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 518 520 620
SAT Math 526 510 610
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 13.06%
Black or African American 15.1%
White or Caucasian 55.34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 3.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.84%
Other 2.96%


Male (48.91%)
Female (51.09%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 61%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Hawks Fest, Lacrosse Under the Light and Midnight Mania

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Program Council, Brothers and Sisters United, Hillel, Student Government Association and Residence Hall Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
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Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 355
Part-time - 520