BRING YOUR PASSION. FIND YOUR PATH.
With seven schools and colleges all working together, there’s plenty to explore at University of Hartford. You’ll find your own road, but you won’t walk it alone.
At UHart, we help you partner your passion with your dream profession. But beyond just landing a job after graduation, we empower you to rise quickly in your field. Through a multitude of perspectives, you’ll gain critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt to change.
Top reasons to study here
To be distinct, you have to be bold.
At the University of Hartford, we help you make your mark on the world. A unique combination of challenging academics, exceptional faculty, student life, and support will guide you through your college career. So, why UHart? Because we have it all.
We help you partner your passion with your dream profession. We’re composed of seven vibrant schools, all thriving alongside one another. With over 100 majors, there is something for everyone in fields ranging from business, nursing, education, and arts, to religious studies and chemistry. Study what you love and love what you learn.
Exceptional Faculty – Expect a lot from your professors. They’ll expect a lot from you.
Our faculty are practicing artists, groundbreaking researchers, published authors, global visionaries, and downright brilliant scholars. With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll interact with colleagues, professionals, and faculty across a diverse range of thought and experience during your time here at UHart.
Enriching Student Life
UHart isn’t all fun and games, but honestly, some of it is. Just because a UHart education is rigorous doesn’t mean we don’t know how to relax. In fact, some of the deepest friendships you make here are likely to start when you play intramural sports, participate in student government, join an a cappella group or any one of our more than 100 clubs.
We aren’t the same and we were never meant to be. Part of the beauty of UHart is that we encourage our students to embrace their college experience, and we provide the support to help them do it, every step of the way. UHart students have access to an exceptional Center for Student Success. Whether you need help in or out of the classroom, we’re here for you.
Whether it’s hiring top coaches or attracting top talent, we create teams with a common goal: to be the most dynamic, versatile, and strongest athletes possible. Beyond our 17 Division I sports and winning teams, we’re committed to being top scholar-athletes. A 3.37 combined GPA reflects our dedication to academic priorities as well as strong sportsmanship.
Surrounded by green spaces and wooded trails, our 350-acre campus is situated at the crossroads of three towns: Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield. In addition to our proximity to the capital city, University of Hartford is only two hours from Boston and New York City. Our location offers plenty of opportunities to explore New England’s vibrant culture, cities, beaches, and mountains. It also means we’ve forged relationships with many different companies and organizations, making internships and other professional options readily accessible.
Unlike Any Other.
Good universities give you the skills you need to get started in your chosen field. Great universities give you that and more: the lifelong ability to question, discover, change, and grow.
about University of Hartford
Spread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, UHart is a four-year private nonprofit university that has been guiding the purpose and passion of undergraduate and graduate students for over six decades. Centrally located alongside Connecticut’s capital city and midway between Boston and New York City, our 350-acre campus offers big opportunities, from major industry partnerships to vibrant cultural destinations.
Dedicated to learning, personal growth, knowledge creation and the betterment of society, the University engages students in acquiring the knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world.
We combine a traditionally strong commitment to shared community values of support and encouragement with academic challenge in a wide variety of programs and disciplines in order to prepare our students for success in the 21st century.
At the University of Hartford we are committed to community. We are an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.
The University of Hartford’s strategic plan consists of five main goals. Each goal has implementation strategies and an implementation team.
Now in its sixth decade, the University of Hartford sits proudly on a 350-acre campus that once stood as the city of Hartford’s last working farm.
The University began as a commuter school during the post-World War II boom when returning soldiers were looking for an education financed by the G.I. Bill®. The movers and shakers of Hartford recognized a need for a university and brought together three small schools housed in buildings spread across the city, including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Hartford YMCA.
Unlike most private New England colleges, the University of Hartford has never been just a liberal arts institution. From the outset, it has offered courses in electronics, engineering, technology, and education along with strong programs in music, the visual arts, and the arts and sciences. Today, it is known for excellence in the visual and performing arts, engineering, and business; small classes; and its focus on mentoring all students.
The University has always been coed and open to all students, regardless of their background. Designed initially to meet the needs of Hartford residents, it has stayed true to the founders’ ideals but greatly surpassed its modest goals. Its mission today is to educate students as citizens of the world, encouraging them to study abroad, get involved in community service, and take responsibility for the planet and their futures.
From the time that then Governor Abraham Ribicoff signed the bill granting the University of Hartford its charter in February 1957, visionary leaders have guided the institution. Vincent Brown Coffin, a well-known and influential insurance executive, was named the first chancellor of the University in 1958. Archibald Woodruff followed in 1967, and his title was changed to president in 1970. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg took up the mantle in 1977, followed by Humphrey Tonkin in 1989 and Walter Harrison in 1998. Each administration has carefully guided the University and helped it adapt to changing times while keeping it on course financially and academically.
Expect a lot from your professors. They’ll expect a lot from you. Our faculty are practicing artists, groundbreaking researchers, published authors, global visionaries, and downright brilliant scholars.
They are experts in their fields who know exactly what it takes to make it in the professional arena. In small classes and with personalized support, they will help you cultivate your talent and explore your strengths.
UHart professors get to know their students. With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 and the average class size of just 12, you are more than just a number at UHart. Through regularly scheduled office hours, and working alongside students in research projects—they are here to help you succeed.
Experts in their fields. The Hartt School’s faculty members perform, teach, and present all over the country and around the world. They are renowned performers, exceptional scholars, dedicated teachers, and generous mentors who inspire their students to achieve at the highest levels.
Innovative Research. UHart’s faculty members conduct campus research with a global reach. In addition to their work with students, our professors show expertise outside the classroom when it comes to research in their given fields. Sometimes its scientific breakthroughs, sometimes it’s theoretical or creative, whatever the breakthrough, the University of Hartford’s faculty is dedicated to making our world a better place.
Thank you for your interest in working at the University of Hartford.
The University of Hartford is under the energetic leadership of President Gregory Woodward, who took office in July 2017. Now more than 60 years old, UHart has emerged as a vibrant and dynamic force in higher education, having built a reputation for a dynamic integration of liberal arts education and professional studies; service to and partnership with local, regional, national and global communities; and high standards of scholarly and creative excellence.
We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of engaging students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. Explore our opportunities through the links below.
Located in West Hartford, the scenic 350-acre campus is surrounded by green spaces and wooded trails. The University is only two hours from Boston, New York City, and the beaches and mountains of New England.
Everything on your doorstep
The University of Hartford’s seven academic schools, accommodation, health services, study spaces, libraries, arts venues, and galleries are all on one campus.
There is a range of food outlets on the University of Hartford’s campus, from pizza and burger restaurants to health food and international options.
The University of Hartford is a peaceful place to study, taking steps to ensure your safety at all times. The Department of Public Safety—on the northeast side of campus—is available 24 hours a day.
Sports and recreation
The University of Hartford’s sports facilities provide plenty of opportunities to try something new, continue existing hobbies, or support your fellow students. Watch a basketball or soccer game with friends or head to the Sports Center to work out or swim.
ALLEN LIBRARY: Find Books, Music, Recordings, and Plays
Library Catalog—Find music, dance, and theatre materials in our Libraries.
WorldCat—Request books, music, and recordings from other libraries.
Internet Archive—Free digital books, recordings, images, software, and more.
Online Scores—Public domain scores, mostly older editions and manuscripts.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses—Document citations, some with full text.
RILM—Citations for music and dance books, dissertations, articles, and more.
Subject Guides—Suggested resources for a variety of performing arts topics.
MORTENSEN LIBRARY: house physical materials you can use in the building or borrow and take with you. We also provide access to a wide range of electronic resources available on campus to all users and off campus to students, faculty, and staff.
ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: The University of Hartford Archives and Special Collections is a part of Harrison Libraries, and is responsible for preserving materials of historic value pertaining to the University and its community members for the benefit of students, staff, faculty, and other researchers.
Visiting Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment only. Patrons should review the University Archives and Special Collections Rules and Procedures before arriving. Patrons will be required to sign a copy upon arrival. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at [email protected] or 860.768.4143.
Searching Our Collections
Researchers can use our finding aid database to see what research materials are available.
Access Our Digital Materials
Digital archival materials are available in our digital repository shared with the Hartford Art School (access to some collections may require a University email and password), as well as on the Connecticut Digital Archive.
When you arrive at the University of Hartford, students are welcomed into an inclusive community where they can explore and are encouraged to pursue their dreams.
Students are encouraged to get involved and meet each other through extracurricular activities. The University of Hartford’s reputation for excellent student engagement starts with its 100+ student organizations, including academic clubs, multicultural groups, and philanthropic societies.
Clubs and organizations, community service, professional development and many more opportunities for engagement await you at the University of Hartford. Some of these programs include:
• Artrepreneurs Club
• Alternative Spring Break trips
• Economics and Finance Club
• Intramural sports teams
• Leadership Quest
The Center for Student Success helps students transition into their first year with academic and personal guidance, including one-on-one tutoring and support in study skills, mental health and wellness, career exploration and internships, financial aid and scholarships.
Your New Home
As an undergraduate International Pathway Program student, you will live on campus with all facilities and
services within easy walking distance. You will be paired with a roommate in a double room in one of the University of Hartford’s residence halls. Neighborhood buildings are shared between American and international students. Direct Admission and graduate International Pathway Program students have the option to live in one of the F Neighborhood buildings. Students have access to a full kitchen and laundry facility located on the first floor of the residence hall. Every bedroom includes:
• extra-long single bed
• desk with chair
• sheets, pillow, towel, and comforter
University of Hartford is ranked #217 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to the performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
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