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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Hartford is a private university located in Hartford, Connecticut. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,508 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hartford acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Hartford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
About University of Hartford...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
Address
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
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University of Hartford Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1160
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$30,233/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,271/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,432/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,324/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,552/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,938/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.100 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,508Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Average
    36%
  • Very involved in on campus activities
    24%
  • Not involved
    11%
  • They are all different
    9%
  • Committed to Community
    8%
  • Friendly to all
    5%
  • Career & success oriented..happy with campus life
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.129 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Small school but BIG at heart!
    26%
  • Good atmosphere to start off your college life
    25%
  • BORING!
    10%
  • The best university in Connecticut
    9%
  • Great in academics, OK social life
    9%
  • My home away from my home
    5%
  • Hartt is the only good thing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.70 responses
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My experience so far has been alright. The transition from high school to college was pretty easy but I can't speak for everyone. I've enjoyed my academic life at the university, however, they need to a better job supporting the minorities on campus. they can put thousands of dollars into the white fraternities and sororities on campus but the BSU and other organizations have to scrape for pennies every time they want to do an event. Maybe donors support the frats but things need to change on that campus. They need to also do a better job with campus maintenance of dorms. The dorms are too old and slowly falling apart. Why are students paying 50,000 for the dorms to be dirty and filled with mold etc. They won't even allow us to have campus events with guest, we are slowly losing our credibility and reputation because we aren't allowed to host parties and events with the outside guest. The administration doesn't care as long as their donors give them money for a new library.
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Overall, I enjoy my time at University of Hartford and feel that it's worthwhile to attend the school. Here are the things that especially stick out to me:

The food is top-notch. I actually eat better at school than at home!

Student facilities are pretty nice, too. There's ~50 practice rooms (each with a piano) that even non-music students can use, several large common "hangout" rooms (some with ping-pong tables and the like), and an impressive library.

I have no significant complaints about the school.
I really was interested in coming to the University of Hartford at first, but after awhile attending the school. I realized that this school wasn't for me. My major Communications) didn't have a good program to help me excel in my field. The campus is very lifeless, there is no type of school spirit. The food is trash, there's barely any diversity and this isn't a party school whatsoever. The only good aspect about this school, is that I met some amazing people here!