Special Alert

Sign Up for Preview Day: Register online for Sunday, November, 9th. The event will take place at 9:00 am on campus at Lincoln Theater with the program beginning promptly at 9:30 am. Please email admission@hartford.edu or call 800.947.4303 with any questions. RSVP online to reserve your spot.

About The University:

The University of Hartford is a fully accredited, private, co-educational institution with the main campus located on approximately 350 wooded acres in West Hartford, Connecticut. The University offers educational and career programs in 84 undergraduate majors and 34 graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels, in the liberal arts, sciences, business, engineering, technology, art, music, education and allied health professions.

Part of the institution dates back to 1877, when the first of its original three schools was founded. The Hartford Art School (1877), Hillyer College (1879), and the Hartt School (1920) joined in 1957 to form the University of Hartford. The University is presently composed of seven degree-granting schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions; Hillyer College; the Barney School of Business; the Hartford Art School; and The Hartt School.

Over 7,200 students are presently served by the University’s various programs and are drawn from 50 states, and 40 foreign countries. The current full-time undergraduate enrollment is almost 4,700 men and women. 65 percent of the freshman class is from out of state with about 92% of them living on campus. Graduate enrollment and part-time undergraduate is about 2500 students. University is also home to the University High School of Science and Engineering, and the University of Hartford (Elementary) Magnet School.

Students at the University of Hartford benefit from small classes and personal attention while being offered a wide variety of majors, extensive facilities, and a broad spectrum of activities typical of large universities. Students have the opportunity to develop essential reasoning and communication skills in our nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum, as they master professional, technical, and computer skills.

University Mission

As a private university with a public purpose, we engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world.

Academic Mission

Our academic community of faculty staff, and students forms a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment that arises from outstanding teaching, innovative research, scholarship, and creative attainment. We are committed to the personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth, and intellectual excitement of a university. Diversity of every sort is integral to our academic mission, along with connections to local, national, and global communities.

Values Statement

At the University of Hartford we are committed to community.
We are an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.

Welcome to the University of Hartford admission website.

Students at Hartford enjoy both the benefits of a university with 84 programs of study and great facilities combined with the personal attention of a small college. Our average class size is 22 students and you will not be taught in class here by Teaching Assistants. Our 350 acre suburban West Hartford campus is mostly grass & trees and has a river running through it. West Hartford was named one of America's 10 best cities for the next decade. It's a perfect place for a college campus.

Thanks to our generous financial aid program, the benefits of a private college education are affordable for our students.

Spend some time on the site and schedule a campus visit. You will like what you see.

Richard Zeiser
Dean of Admission
University of Hartford


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