• Address: 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

  • Phone Number: (860) 768-4100

  • Website: http://www.hartford.edu


About

The University of Hartford is a private not-for-profit institution founded in 1877. The university is committed to the community and integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment are the values which are given importance in the university.

The university provides around 80 fields of study for undergraduate students and more than 30 programs for graduate students and is known for providing the best undergraduate Engineering programs. The programs developed are in such a way to build the skills required for the 21st century.

The campus size is 350 acres. The first academic building was opened in 1960; library and cafeteria were added in 1971.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 72% with a total population of 6,714. It consists of 5,194 full-timers and 1,520 part-timers.

  • The small classroom size with a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 can provide individual attention to each student.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 58%.

  • The university accreditation is given by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).


Online

The university provides both completely online programs as well as hybrid programs. Hybrid programs are the one in which students can attend both online as well as on-campus classes. The faculties are supportive and responsive. The students also get career advice and guidance in the job search.

The university provides 34 online programs and is reputed for providing one of the best online programs in Business Management in Connecticut.

  • The university has its own learning management system that is very well constructed and help students with many factors such as their attendance, financial aid, online classes completion, tuition, and much more.

  • University Login page is used to access personalized information from the university. The online community is created to discuss academics and share valuable ideas. It is also useful to access the library and to submit assignments.


Reviews

Some of the student's reviews about the university are given below

  • The workload is high but the effort is totally worth it and the faculties are aware of what you can handle.

  • The teachers at the university are very passionate about their respective fields and they work harder for the success of their students. 

  • The admission process and financial aid assistance process is not very tedious. The career center is a valuable resource which all the students can use to find internships and jobs. 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Hartford, Connecticut

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001422

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.hartford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

As a member of the university, the students will become part of a fun and supportive community. With more than 100 different clubs there are many opportunities for the students to explore the passion.

The mission of the athletic department is to improve the educational and personal development of all students by providing equitable intercollegiate and recreational athletics opportunities. It gives more importance towards the academic performance of all the athletics.

The major sports include Baseball, Men's Basketball, Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Soccer, and Softball.

There are four different housing opportunities for the students. Park River is a fully furnished apartment for upper-class. Village Apartments are grouped in 7 batches with each with its own courtyard. E and F complexes are standard lifestyle residence accommodating about 6 to 20 students in each set. Regents Park suites are fully furnished. It accommodates four people in a suite.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 9: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 75 % Part Time: 17 %
Total Population 6,714
Student Population Full Time: 5,194 Part Time: 1,520
Gender Division Male: 47 % Female: 53 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 57 %

The College Monk

Female: 58 %

Total Graduation Rate: 58 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Hartford offers 34 online programs across 5 Majors

Business Management

Offering 23 programs accross 2 degrees

Accounting

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

University of Hartford Acceptance Rate is 72%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 15,526
Total Applicants Admitted 11,168
Applicants Enrolled 1,301
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,296
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 5
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Hartford Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 834
Number of students submitting ACT scores 195
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 76%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 18%
SAT Math 525 average 470 - 580 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 470 - 580 range
ACT Composite 22 average 20 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university has a number of financial assistance programs to make the education affordable for families of all income levels. 98% of the undergraduate tuitions are covered by financial aid provided the institution.

The university requires the students to fill the FAFSA form to know the eligibility and financial requirement of the student. The University of Hartford federal school code is 001422.

  • The Federal-Aid provided by the university includes Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Pell Grant.

  • The State Aid provided includes Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program.

  • The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Hawk Achievement Grant, Family Grant, University Grant.

  • The Military Aid provided includes the Yellow Ribbon Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,279 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen February 15th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,398 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen February 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,698 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time February 15th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,698 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time February 15th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $17,871 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. February 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,775 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. February 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program $2,625 Resident of Connecticut. Demonstrate financial Need. February 15th, 2019

Data Source: http://www.hartford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Hawk Achivement Grant $20,000 Demonstrate financial Need. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Family Grant $19,886 Full-time student.. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
University Grant $19,886 Demonstrate Financial Need. Full-time student. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Scholarship $23,000 SAT of 1090 or higher Top 20% or better of their class GPA of at least 3.45 Varies
Artistic Merit Scholarships Varies Full-time student. CGPA 3.0 or higher. Varies
Hartford Scholars scholarship Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. Full-time Student. March 15th, 2019
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $22,000 Transfer students. Full-time Enrollment. CGPA 3.0 or higher. March 15th, 2019
Founder's Scholarship Varies Satisfactory academic progress. Maintain continuous full-time status. Varies

Data Source: http://www.hartford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $22,227 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies

Data Source: http://www.hartford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $26,271
$30,001 - $48,000 $26,432
$48,001 - $75,000 $28,324
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,552
Over $110,000 $32,938

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 28% $4,184
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $21,219
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $4,456
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 98% $19,332
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $9,960
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $5,775
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 30,233
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 50 $19,131
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 43 $20,551
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 7 $10,404

Data Source: http://www.hartford.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

  • The university has several libraries including Harrison Library, Mortensen Library, Allen Library, and William H. Mortensen Library. 
  • The Mortensen Library is the general library at the university and houses all of the other library's collections. The expansion of the libraries was completed with Allen Library in 2017.

  • The e-library provided by the university has plenty of resources and tools to make online learning more flexible. There is online assistance to solve any issues faced by the university. 

Rankings

Some of the university rankings according to U.S.News are given below

  • It ranks 194th in National Universities

  • It ranks 57th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

  • It ranks 196th in Best Online MBA Programs

  • It ranks between 224 -291 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

  • It ranks 120-158 in Best Online Graduate Business Programs

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