Location
West Hartford, CT
Undergrads
4,541
Tuition
$31,804
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 849 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: no one goes to games, my high school basketball games had better pep rallies

4 College Freshman

Majors: theres alot to choose from. Barney school and CETA are good.. hilyer is a joke

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: no one goes out in the winter, its too cold and if youre not in greek life youll prob be sober all year long

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Go to the bars on thursdays or youre a noob. if you want to party on the weekends join the rugby team or greek life or else you'll spend your night filling out this application

3 College Freshman

Computers: wifi is so so... my data plan hits 90% alot

2 College Freshman

Parking: WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: blueback is awesome but you need a ride there and you'll need alot of money

2 College Freshman

Academics: the class are a joke, the kids in them clearly only got points on their sat for writing their name. some professors know what they are talking about and others are stingy. their personalities are equivilent to eating granola without yogurt DRY AND PAINFUL. read rate my professor

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: if you go into the health services they make you take a strep test even if you have a clearly inflect skin infection because they want the $20 copay. I see more cocaine than i do than people studying during finals week, the movie savages sums up our weekend activities.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: ps is okay because they dont actually do anything. if there was an emergency on campus or i had an actual problem im sure not one of them would do anything. they drive around in their suvs, not stopping at stop signs just looking to give out parking tickets. they think they are the NYPD but in all actuality they prob attending the same training camps as a mall cop or an experiences water gun fighter

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: hawk hall is nice but alot of random, socially awkward students live there and the complexes are like the bad section of your nice home town that people avoid like the plague

3 College Freshman

Diversity: many minorities so you if youre not used to coming from that kind of high school it will be a big culture shock

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: people have a hard time finding parking in the morning

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Fine--I got what I needed. Most are caught by the fact that you need to keep a certain GPA for your scholarship.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Okay 'it's great' may be pushing it, but the bar scene here is awesome. "Thirsty Thursdays" are an often celebrated holiday with a select group of students. The campus bars are exciting and always something to look forward to. Other than that, off campus parties are lacking most of the year, except in September-October and April-May. When the weather gets nice, people spend more time outside which leads to the quads being fun and lively. If the weather was nicer at this school, campus nightlife would be a bit better.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: FOOD IS ROUGH. Just stick it out until you can get an apartment with your own kitchen.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus apartments have a party scene of their own...but being in downtown Hartford is not something many students get excited about.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: It's New England....very chilly throughout most of the year.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the Art School (VCD, the most competitive of the art programs) and my review process was nothing but pleasant. They told me EXACTLY what I needed to have in my portfolio so my actual portfolio review was painless and they were nothing but supportive.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The VCD program is amazing. The professors are talented and super supportive and helpful. It is a lot of work, but the art school becomes your second home...it's a small community there. It's a great place to be--there are no teachers that are 'art snobs' and you will find that the art school classes and curriculum is exciting as compared to your friends in other programs! The college may be lackluster in some of its schools but the art school is not one of those areas.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one really cares about the sports at this school--very little school spirit, which stinks sometimes. The athletic facilities have been getting updates but it's pretty small and can get relatively crowded at night which is a hassle.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Blueback square is nice. There are a bunch of things to explore. Being near Hartford is great too--lots of opportunities and the bar scene is awesome, if you're into that.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty good diversity....but there are two groups that stand out. A lot of rich white kids and many Jewish people. This campus is 40% Jewish....and many of them are extremely involved in their religion.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is okay. In the fall and spring it's alive and pretty, with many people around and hanging out. In the winter, it's pretty dead because it's so cold.

Our school is unique because it's small enough that you don't feel lost, but the residential and academic side being separated really gives the feel of being in a big community.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty good. A lot of chains but that's what people mostly look for to go out to dinner. There's a bunch of great and popular places for a nice dinner, such as Sake Cafe (hibachi and drinks), and Ichiro (chinese/japanese)

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Different students will have different opinions about their experience at the University of Hartford. Some will say they hate, and some will say they love it, but the overall experience is really what you make it. In general, it seems like students who are involved on campus are more likely to have a better overall experience than those who are not. Participating in activities and keeping busy on campus means you will meet more people and share enjoyable times with them. You will likely have the strongest bonds with people you meet in clubs and organizations, but students in the same major are bound to have almost every class together, and friendship will form from that, as well. Suitemates and roommates also become great friends while at the University.

At times, living on campus can become boring and mundane because of the repetitiveness of everything from classes to meals, but with the right group of friends and a good spirit, boring can equal exciting! In fact, after they graduate, many Hartford students stay for the master’s programs offered here, which can only lead to the assumption that students have a generally good experience or else they would not want to stay here any longer. Due to the University’s location, there is not often much to do, especially if you don’t have a car and are "stuck" on campus, but groups of friends usually get together and make the most of their experience. Whether it is hanging out in their dorm rooms playing video games or playing basketball in the gym, they make the best of their time here.

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