University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4100
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

The University of Hartford (U.H.) is a private university that opened its doors in 1877. It was chartered in 1957 at which time it offered college programs through its art and music schools as well as its two-year school, Hillyer College. The university is located in West Hartford, Conn., and allows students to choose from among 110 different academic disciplines. U.H. offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is ranked No. 79 in the north by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognizes U.H. for its graduate programs in business, education, psychology, fine arts, nursing, and physical therapy.

Programs Offered

U.H. offers about 80 undergraduate and 30 graduate academic disciplines. It hosts about 92 associate and bachelor’s degrees as well as 28 graduate degrees. U.S. News & World Report states that 47% of 2011 U.H. graduates were enrolled in the university’s visual and performing arts, business, or health professions programs. U.H. allows its students to enroll in online courses in order to better suit their work, school, and personal schedules. Students utilize U.H.’s Blackboard online learning platform to access course assignments, materials, and their classmates and instructors.


U.H. is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and many of its academic schools are accredited by individual, subject-specific accredited agencies. The university received NEASC accreditation in 1961, and was granted a 10-year accreditation renewal in 2004.


Undergraduate students who wish to earn their degree through the University of Hartford must submit an application and application fee, though the application fee is not required for online applicants. Prospective U.H. transfer students should note that they will be required to complete a different application than new students. Both transfer and new students will also need to submit ACT or SAT scores no later than March 15, as well an application essay and official high school and/or college transcript. Letters of recommendation may also be submitted with students’ applications. Graduate students need to submit all of the above with the exception of ACT/SAT scores and a high school transcript. Instead, they must submit proof that they hold a bachelor’s degree or higher as well as test scores from the standardized test required by their prospective field of study.


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