University of Hartford is a private institution that was founded in 1877. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,516, 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 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 183. Its tuition and fees are $29,852 (2010-11).

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.


The degree programs at the University of Hartford hold the highest levels of accreditation available in the US, including the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) and is nationally ranked as a Tier 1 University by US News and World Report.

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.

At University of Hartford, 78.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,365.

Notable Alumni

  • Vin Baker, former NBA all-star
  • Amy Bennett, artist
  • Alex Briley, G.I./Military Man, Village People
  • Leo Brouwer, musician
  • Steve Davis, jazz trombonist
  • Mark Dion, artist
  • Christine Dwyer, actress, Rent touring company
  • Jim Ford, actor and stuntman
  • J. Hammer, television host of Showbiz Tonight on CNN, radio personality

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