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West Hartford, CT
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4,541
Tuition
$31,804
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 987 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I am a 20 year old male and I would say that the University of Hartford has a good amount of nice girls on campus. There are the stuck up ones that aren't so easy to approach but there are more open girls, they might not wear the same expensive outfits and makeup but that doesn't mean they aren't beautiful women with beautiful minds, in fact usually they are.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is average. Cost is average, maybe 10 to 15 dollars for a meal with sides and a drink. There are plenty of different options (including vegetarian and vegan options) within 10 minutes of campus, however I don't know how common student discounts are. Some more interesting options we have are BlueBack Square with places like Umi for sushi, The Cheesecake Factory for fancy nights out. We also have a Five Guys for greasy lunch but then there are places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have nothing good to say about public safety and parking at this school. The public safety officers have refused to update their policies on parking for commuters and overnight parking for commuters and guests. The policies require students to jump through hoops to avoid outrageous tickets.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: This year we will have an armed public safety officer on campus and that makes me feel a little safer knowing that our campus is located close to low income housing and potentially anybody could just walk onto our campus. There aren't any poorly lit areas, or places where you can't see an emergency call center. I feel safe knowing that there are alerts sent via text message whenever there is any kind of disturbance or threat to the safety of the student body.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm a senior this upcoming year and my road at the University of Hartford has been eye opening and enriching. I've found myself at this school. I found my passion, I found great friends that have become my family. It's a tight community with wholesome values of respect and lending a helping hand.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing at the University of Hartford is due for a makeover. The accommodations might disappoint you if you're looking for a top notch dormitory. Park River is the nicest housing on campus.

5 College Senior

Diversity: People from all walks of life end up at the University of Hartford. I have made great friends from around the country including locations like Chicago, Long Island, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, India, Germany, and more. Ethnic and racial diversity is culture at the U of H. It's something we're proud of and we want to continue to grow. The same goes for diversity in areas like economic background, political and religious belief and sexual orientation. The Uhart community is a body of vastly different people from different places with different ideas, and beliefs and customs and preferences, and that makes us who we are. I learn as much from my piers as I do from my professors. We teach each other about our interests and our passions.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: In the art school you'll be dealing primarily with Tom Bradley, he does the scheduling and plays a large role in awarding scholarships. Tom has kids that are artists so he truly understands the needs of the families putting their children into fine art programs and he is always looking for ways to help those families.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities at the University of Hartford are well maintained and modern. I'm in the art school and we have a wonderful pair of buildings for the study and practice of fine arts. We have Taub Hall entirely for 2-D art including photography, illustration, painting, printmaking, digital arts, and book arts. For 3-D artists we have the Stanley Sculpture center and the Krieble Ceramics Center. Students can take classes in hot glass fabrication including blown glass and glass casting. Hot metal fabrication is available in forms such as welding, as well as bronze and aluminum casting where students learn the processes of mold making. The Krieble Ceramics center is a beautiful space where students can work in semi private studios and learn from professionals in the field.

4 College Senior

Facilities: University of Hartford hosts National Portfolio Day every year, a wonderful opportunity to show your portfolio to scouts from the best art programs in the nation, all in one place. Scholarships are awarded, sometimes even full tuition can be paid for. It truly is a unique opportunity for students to show their work to critics from other environments.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Have a good relationship with your RA wherever possible. Also, some professors are very strict at the beginning only to weed out the kids who aren't committed to the class.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It never hurts to walk with a friend at night. Public Safety patrols regularly, but if you need them it's better that you call their non-emergency or even their emergency phone number to get their attention.

4 College Junior

Diversity: They have clubs for everything on campus. The racial diversity is good, although there are instances where the ethnic groups keep more to themselves. The campus is mostly democratic, although everyone has different opinions on how the government is running these days. The main religious organization is right next to the LGBTQ and Allies support club, and they get along very well together. There is a significant Jewish population on campus too.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Only some of the buildings have air conditioning. Getting to choose your housing first all depends on how many credits you have taken at the university. If you like to cook, get an apartment in the Village because those are the ones that come with a kitchen and are cheaper than the other option of Park River Apartments.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The facilities are open and free to anyone who has a student ID. They have a bunch of work out equipment, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, indoor and out door pools, a volleyball court, and it's all well maintained.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Get all of your tax documents and survey worksheets in well in advance. I'm having a bit of a hard time paying all of their tuition fees, but what they are giving helps a lot.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Our school is located in area where when you take a left turn you're safe and in a pretty cute town but if you take a right you could be in the ghetto in minutes. So depending on where you go there can be stuff to do but mostly just shopping or going out to eat.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I think our school is fairly lenient about most things but then again I am getting older and I think public safety is very understanding that we're in college and some drinking is going to occur. It's all about moderation and just being smart. If you're doing drugs or being stupid and drunk out in public then obviously you should expect you're not going to get away with it. Just be smart and you'll realize it's actually kind of lenient.

3 College Senior

Facilities: I enjoy living on campus. I'm really into fitness and I love how easy it is to get to the gym, and the gym has decent hours too. I enjoy our library, it's pretty big and can be relaxing. Generally, when walking to class I look around and feel like the campus looks really nice. It's kept up well with flowers and generally very clean. I'm sure there are some decent events and traditions or activities but personally I am so busy with my own school work, and my job that I just don't personally have the time to be involved in these things regularly.

College Senior

Facilities: I can't think of anything specific that makes it unique apart from other schools mainly because I've only attended one college so It would be hard for me to accurately state what's different.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid is really my only complaint with this school and it's a big complaint. I am very in need living with a single parent when I'm not on campus and for some reason my school does not consider me in "need" it's the most frustrating thing ever considering right now my school is being paid with all loans. I am doing my best to apply to different scholarships in order to make it manageable because the very little aid I do get from the school is not nearly enough.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I think it's great and convenient mainly because I've really gotten to know the area. The cost is average just like it is in any town. I love going to Noodles or going to west Hartford center for something fancier. There's bagel shops, dunkin donuts, Starbucks, grocery stores, cvs, really everything you could need you could find at one of the stores. There's this one big center literally 5 minutes from campus with 3 huge plaza's full of restaurants / little stores. There's even a Marshalls, and the West Farms mall is not so far either!

5 College Senior

Academics: I love my major. The work is insane, and incredibly difficult but it's all very necessary. I'm so excited to start clinical in the fall and have hands on practice in the hospitals.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are a lot of major choices and classes to choose from. I've really enjoyed 95% of my professors and have learned a lot from each. Freshman year the registration process was a nightmare but once I got a hang of it, it's just second nature now and pretty simple. The workload for all majors seems pretty consistent but of course it all varies in the types of things. For example my major includes a lot of lab reports and high demand of endless amounts of studying, memorization, and hands on practice, and long days in hospitals. Other majors may not require a lot of studying or exams at all for that matter, but they have a lot of papers to right and maybe student teaching to do. It all varies, but everyone has to work hard if they want to do well. I really love our library. It's old and kind of a maze but I don't know why, I just enjoy it. Honestly, if I'm ever lucky enough to get those little side rooms or quiet areas I really enjoy it, and find it kind of relaxing. The only thing that would be helpful, is to have more plugs. I have to do A LOT of my work on my laptop and my laptop no longer stays on unless it's plugged in so sometimes it's a battle in the library to find a spot with an outlet.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The meal plans have been kind of strange and not very beneficial to students. I hate the meal time periods and how you can only swipe once, and if you have already swiped for lunch at say 12 you can't eat again until past 430 for the dinner swipe. This is all irrelevant though, because they have just changed the meal plan and are doing renovations to the dining hall. The meal plans sound A LOT better and I'm excited to see the new renovations.

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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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