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Reviews 994 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have always felt fairly safe and secure on campus. I've never found myself actually scared on campus. Although, if I'm ever walking back to the village past 1am and it's a ghost town outside it's kind of spooky, but that really has nothing to do with the campus, and rather just the fact that walking around past 1 am can be a little spooky anywhere.

I think public safety does a great job of keeping things in line. I like how they guard the entrances and check ID's on the weekends past 10 pm, I think it's really smart.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: A true rating wouldn't be applicable in my case. I have personally only lived on campus.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Coming from a small country town, I love the diversity I see at University of Hartford. It has really opened my eyes, and I've become friends with a lot of different kinds of people.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I love the grilled cheese. We have excellent vegetarian options, I would know I am one. We also provide options for students who follow a vegan and kosher diets. I like commons a lot, even though a few people I know don't. I can't wait to see the renovations.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The social scene in my school is great. We don't really have any loners. From the get go (orientation) you'll notice that the type of student that attends the University of Hartford wants to be extremely involved, in others, in social experiances, in the community and school at large.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy being in my program because we have a strong community. Even thoug hwe are one of the largest majors on campus, and even have our own building the advisors go out of their way to make sure we feel like we're individually being attended to. We even held a registration fair near registration time so students could meet with an advisor, and set up their classes and get their PIN. They had food and everytime someone finished they would ring a gong and everyone would applaude.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I got into my major right away. I didn't find it that difficult. I think the best thing to do would be to take AP Psych and do good on the exam.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love hanging out with my friends all over campus during good weather, it's fun to just sit in the sun and enjoy the break. The library is a great place to study and just relax during the cooler season. During Spring Fling the village is where to be.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Wish they were open on Saturdays and during breaks.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I plan on rushing in the fall. My best friend is in Greek life and so is my boyfriend and one of my suitemates. I guess we'll see how it goes. Greek life doesn't have their own on campus housing, but many brothers and sisters choose to rent off campus houses together. A lot of non-greeks have a bad view of greek life but this is just a stereotype.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The mall and surronding Blue Back Square have so many dining options. I just wish the shuttle went there during the week.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Gonna be honest, we don't have a "visitation" system. Pretty much you talk it over with your roommates/suitemates if you have any.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I'm extremely liberal however a lot of my friends are conservative. There's no dividing line and I'll be honest I don't think politics makes a huge difference in friend groups. But you'll see an outpour during election years.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: When you need a computer you could always go to the library. Sometimes I do that just to make sure I get my work done. However I suggest having your own computer because that's always nice.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's stereotypical New England weather.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus. I don't know what it's like.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I didn't go here as a freshmen, and freshmen have a different living style than upperclassmen but I appreciate them giving us apartment style housing. It really gives you responsibility and allows you to cook for yourself and learn how you would run your own apartment.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet but I do plan on doing one. There are some great resources that will help me to get one, including my major advisor and our school's career center.


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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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