University of Hartford

University of Hartford Admissions and General School Information

The University of Hartford is a 4-year, private educational institution located in West Hartford, CT. Currently, the school offers programs in art, sciences, business, education and engineering.

General Information about the University of Hartford

The Hartford Art School, established in 1877, eventually became the University of Hartford. This university's student population numbers 7,366, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1.

The university's Hartt School is widely recognized for its programs in dance, theatre and music. The school's colors are blue and white, and its mascot is Howie the hawk.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants are encouraged to visit the campus to learn more about the University of Hartford and the available degree programs. An online application with supporting materials is required for admission to the university. The University of Hartford allows first-time applicants to submit a quick-response application with no application fee. Along with the application, students must include high school transcripts and their ACT scores or SAT scores. The application deadline for fall admission is May 1.

Colleges of the University of Hartford

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences includes the School of Communication and has programs in art history, psychology, English, computer science and many other areas. The college's interdisciplinary programs cover topics in the media, technology, literature and the environment. The college is also home to the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judiac Studies. Founded in 1985, the center offers courses in Jewish law, history of the Bible, Hebrew and Yiddish. Completion of the Judaic studies degree also awards state certification for teaching and licensure as a qualified Judaic studies teacher.

Barney School of Business

Programs in marketing, management, finance, accounting and insurance comprise the Barney School of Business. The business school houses several specialty centers, such as the R.C. Knox Center for Insurance Studies. The school's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development works with private, non-governmental and governmental agencies and corporations to promote and sustain entrepreneurship in Connecticut. The center also has an annual business plan competition, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

At the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, some of the available degree programs are human services, health science, nursing and early childhood education. Students who have excelled in their classwork can join one of the college's six honor societies. The Lambda Beta honor society recognizes students who show superior academic achievement in the area of respiratory care.

College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture

The College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture offers degree programs in engineering, architecture and engineering technology. Currently, this college hosts 18 student clubs. The Society for Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, provides training, scholarships and advocacy activities for members of the club. Previous events hosted by SWE have included SWEET day (Society of Women Engineers Educating for Tomorrow) where high school students are invited to the University of Hartford to learn about the engineering profession.

Hartford Art School

The Hartford Art School offers the study of ceramics, painting and drawing, illustration, photography and many other areas. It's also home to the Slipe Gallery and the Joseloff Gallery. The purpose of the Slipe Gallery is to provide a venue for student exhibitions. Students enrolled in the BFA or MFA programs can show their work. The gallery also hosts exhibitions by individuals and groups sponsored by the Hartford Art School.

The Hartt School

The Hartt School, a performing arts conservatory, offers dance, theatre and music programs at the undergraduate or graduate levels. As a conservatory, the school also hosts the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series. Recent artists who have participated in the series include the American Brass Quintet, David Finckel and Wu Han, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and pianist and soprano, Bolcom and Morris.

Hillyer College

Hillyer College offers an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree in pre-education, global studies, American studies and environmental studies. Students who have completed the requirements for the associate's degree can then move on to other colleges within the university. Many students have chosen to transfer to universities such as Columbia, Tufts, NYU and Wesleyan. A construction project is underway to Hillyer Hall and is expected to add 23 new offices comprising 7,000 square feet.

University Studies College

The University Studies College offers programs in paralegal studies, multimedia web design and development and university studies. The paralegal studies program began in 1974; it was part of the Hartford College for Women. The program is approved by the American Bar Association, and a certificate and an associate's and a bachelor's degree are available. Students enrolled in the paralegal program will learn how to help lawyers prepare for criminal trial, draft legal documents and conduct legal research.

Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
  • Phone Number: (860) 768-4100