#8 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

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University of Hartford overview
Location West Hartford, Connecticut
Online hartford.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Hartford overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Hartford, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, offers a blend of suburban and urban campus experiences just a short distance from the state capital, Hartford. Founded in 1957 through the merging of three schools, it has evolved into a comprehensive institution known for its diverse academic offerings, including strong programs in engineering, business, and performing arts. The university?s distinctive architecture, which ranges from modern to gothic, complements its wooded, 350-acre campus where student housing is available, fostering an intimate yet vibrant on-campus living environment. With a moderately selective admissions process, the University of Hartford attracts a varied student body to its seven schools and colleges. While not broadly recognized for its athletic teams, known as the Hartford Hawks, the university does offer a range of NCAA Division I sports programs for student-athletes.

In the most recent statistical year 13,230 prospective students applied, and 10,948 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,148 enrolled in the school.  4,403 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,329 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,851 plus fees of $3,297. UHart is ranked 322 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UHart is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Hartford overview
SAT 1080/1290
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.26

Applications Accepted

University of Hartford overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Hartford
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,208
Other Fees$3,297
Room and Board $13,512
Budget for Other Expenses$3,232
Total One Year Cost$64,100

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Hartford students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
Business 16%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 14%
Health Professions 9%
Engineering Technology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129525 IPEDS survey data for University of Hartford.

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