University of Hartford

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School Overview

Founded in 1877 as the Hartford Art School, the University of Hartford is a privately owned and operated independent university in West Hartford, Connecticut. University of Hartford is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools (NEASC) and hold specialized accreditation from the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). Students at Hartford come from 48 states and 43 foreign countries. The university’s campus is located in three municipalities: Hartford, Bloomfield, and West Hartford.

General Information

Admission Office

Bates House

West Hartford, CT 06117-1599

(860) 768-4296

Fax: (860) 768-4961

Contact: Richard Zeiser

Dean of Admission
Main Address

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 768-4296

Total undergrads: 5,695

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,469

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,449

Graduate enrollment: 1,671


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 57%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Computer Engineering A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering Technology – General B
Environmental Engineering Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Services – General A,B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing RN to BSN completion B
Respiratory Therapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A,B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Security & Protective Services

Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B,C

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Hartford Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (860) 768-4100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,770
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,780 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,694
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,694
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,518

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Hartford Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 263
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 1672
Engineering 65
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 26
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 7154
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 113
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 15
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 11861
Grand total 18673313

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Hartford and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $40,694
Out-of-state $40,694
Books and supplies $1,020

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $13,055
Out-of-state $13,055

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,313 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,313 99% $23,518
Student loan aid 1,007 76% $9,170

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,424 87% $22,316
Federal student loans 3,217 63% $6,905

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Hartford. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Hartford students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 15,166 6,284 8,882
Percent admitted 100% 71% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 10% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Hartford Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 6,770
Undergraduate enrollment 5,000
Graduate enrollment 1,770

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Hartford Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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