West Hartford, CT
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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

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.

5 College Senior

Diversity: I came to this University because of the diversity I saw when I came to visit campus. There are students from all over the world and country that go here. All of these students have different interest, majors, and beliefs. Surprisingly, our school does a great job of welcoming a variety of students on to campus and meeting their needs. We have many clubs and organizations that address the diversity on campus and are always welcoming students that are different from what they are promoting.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of everything on this campus, and most people just stick to who/what they know.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: There is a mix of students with different racial/ethnic backgrounds, and there are clubs on campus that appeal to different students.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

While the University has a predominately white student body, diversity is not lacking. University of Hartford students come from very different ethnic, economic, religious, and regional backgrounds. The University is home to a variety of students—white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, Catholic, Christian, Muslim, and Hindu. There is also diversity in terms of sexual orientation, and you will find straight, gay, lesbian, and transgendered students here.

Even if two students have something in common, like ethnicity or religious belief, they still have different backgrounds or lifestyles. The students here represent many different states and countries around the world, and the International Center is dedicated to helping and offering support to international students, as well as anyone who wants to study abroad. The diversity of the student population is one of the best things at the University, and it is projected to increase over the years.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 38%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 16%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The University of Hartford has a few openly GLBT students. The University is accepting of the GLBT population, and Spectrum is the campus organization for GLBT students. This group is known for hosting wild and crazy events to go along with its members' very outgoing personalities.
Political Activity
The Roosevelt Institution and Hartford College Democrats are the political organizations on campus.
Economic Status
Since tuition is so expensive, it may be assumed that many students here are from rich families, but there are students from less-fortunate families here, as well. Some students benefit from scholarships and lots of financial aid, which allow them to attend the University. There is no division between the economic classes-everyone is here with the same goals.
Most Common Religions
The University has a very large populations of Jewish students, followed by Catholic and Christian students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The multicultural organizations on campus include Asian Student Association (ASA), Brothers and Sisters United (BSU), Caribbean American Student Association (CASA), and Naciones Hispanas Unidas (NHU). All of these organizations host events that promote knowledge about their culture and heritage. Many of the students in these groups form friendships with the other members and spend a lot of time with them.
Did You Know?
There are 43 different countries represented at the University.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 45 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 36% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 22% Moderate
  • 29% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 43% Not sure
  • 18% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 44 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 44 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 45 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 9% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 20% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 71% Very accepting.
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