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Study at University of Hartford

University of Hartford, also known as UHA or UHart, is a private, independent, co-educational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Originally established as the Hartford Society for Decorative Art in 1877, it was chartered in 1957 when the Hartford Art School, The Hartt School of Music, and the Hillyer College joined this institute. The university grants admission to over 4, 000 students every year and is well known for offering a wide range of majors in music. University of Hartford's sports teams are called the Hartford Hawks and Howie the Hawk is the official mascot. The institution offers sports programs, for men and women, in basketball, track and field, and baseball.

Profile of University of Hartford

The campus of University of Hartford is in West Hartford, CT, which is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at University of Hartford include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Hartford is known for its programs in music.

University of Hartford Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Hartford is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 7, 290 students enrolled (6, 091 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

University of Hartford has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of Hartford values student athletics, and belongs to the America East.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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. "

University of Hartford Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management355business management, accounting, merchandising and sales, finance, insurance, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, MIS
Liberal Arts259liberal arts and humanities, general studies, English, political science, history, sociology, technical and business writing, foreign language and literature, . . .
Education and Teaching180elementary school teaching, music teaching, special ed, early childhood education, school Counselling, educational administration, instructional media design, secondary teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling158psychology, clinical psychology, physical therapy, school psychology, experimental psychology
Music121various music studies, music, music management, jazz, conducting, music history and theory
Media105communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine90nursing administration, registered nursing, community nurse
Engineering Technician86electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Engineering77mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, environmental engineering
Medical Support and Technology53health service and sciences, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Design48illustration, graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art38film studies, printmaking, photography, multimedia, drawing, cinematography
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering30information science, computer and info science, computer engineering
Fine Arts23ceramics, painting, art history and criticism, fine arts, sculpture
Science22biology, chemistry, physics
Law20legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts16dance, acting, drama
Architecture and Planning12architecture
Family and Social Work8community organization, public administration
Mathematics6mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, Jewish studies, religious music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0occupational therapy
Medicine0neuroscience, pre-med

Contact: University of Hartford

University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave

West Hartford, CT 06117-1599

General Phone: (860) 768-4100


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