University Of Hartford

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.

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Contacting University of Hartford

University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford , CT 06117-1599
General Phone: (860) 768-4100

University of Hartford Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management314business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, organizational behavior, MIS, insurance, merchandising and sales
Liberal Arts244women's studies, foreign language and literature, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Education and Teaching129educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of hearing impaired, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, ...
Music124music, music history and theory, conducting, music management, jazz, various music studies
Therapy and Counseling106psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology, physical therapy
Engineering Technician105architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Engineering94engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering
Media86communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79registered nursing, nursing administration, community nurse
Medical Support and Technology70health service and sciences, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Photography and Commercial Art27film studies, cinematography, photography, drawing, multimedia, printmaking
Design27graphic design, illustration
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and police
Law25legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Science22biology, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts21fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics
Drama and Performing Arts19dance, drama, acting
Family and Social Work10community organization, public administration
Architecture and Planning6architecture
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, Jewish studies, religious music
Medicine3neuroscience, pre-med

Number of programs and degrees for University of Hartford in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree39630
Bachelor's degree95775
Postbaccalaureate certificate03
Doctor's degree145
Post-master's certificate162
Associate's degree1716
Award of less than 1 academic year172

University of Hartford Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Hartford had a total enrollment of 7,290 students (6,313 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 9%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 33%
20-21 25%
22-24 12%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York26%
New Jersey14%
New Hampshire4%
(International Students)3%
Rhode Island1%

University of Hartford Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 15 %

University of Hartford Room and Board (2007)

University of Hartford offers campus housing for 3,555 of its 6,313 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of West Hartford, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Hartford Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math480590
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Hartford Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,172
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,172
Room and board $ 10,876
Room charge $ 6,706
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,170
Books and supplies $ 860
Other expenses $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
University of Hartford participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 142200)

University of Hartford Faculty

University of Hartford has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$81,5391*
Associate professorcalendar year2*4$76,178
Assistant professorcalendar year2*7$60,974
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$75,51513$69,366

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year62$85,64913$82,274
Associate professoracademic year90$68,89346$67,386
Assistant professoracademic year48$59,26744$59,700
Instructoracademic year4$51,5146$46,896
Lectureracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year206$71,254109$64,931

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Hartford Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball America East
Baseball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports313869

University of Hartford Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets University of Hartford Apart:

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Number of students
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Top 11%University of Hartford Number of students
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%University of Hartford % of degrees in media
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%University of Hartford Salaries of full-time faculty
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%University of Hartford Male % of student body

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checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
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