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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors at the University of Hartford are very passionate about their respective fields and care about the success of their students. They truly aim for challenge, support and success. This is the kind of university where you cannot sit struggling in the back of class and not be noticed. There is always support if you are having a hard time with any material. There are tutors, graduate assistants, the Center for Reading and Writing, and of course the professors who hold office hours. The registration process is a breeze.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics were great. The best part of the university.

5 College Student

Academics: Almost all academics can be meet here. Theres engineering, arts, and other choices. No problem so far.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Academically, pretty much everything except for Hillyer is really solid. This is a quality education.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is a great curriculum that could use some work in organization and interest, but I get into some enjoyable classes.

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The University prides itself on its academics. The instructors are very well educated and very knowledgeable about the material they teach, so students get the best they can get while in class. The instructors also offer office hours outside of the classroom where students can go to get extra help. The professors are always readily available, and many give out their private phone numbers in order to assist the students better. The classes are relatively small, so the professors are able to give more attention to each student and develop relationships with them. Many of the instructors are resident employees of the University, but there are also adjunct professors that only teach part time. The University offers nearly 90 undergraduate degree programs, in addition to more than 30 graduate degrees. Many students here have double majors, in addition to minors, which tends to make for a heavy workload. Some students like to have a lot on their plate and take the maximum amount of credits a semester (18 for full-time students), while others like to take it easy and take the minimum (12 credits).

The University is divided into seven colleges: Barney School of Business; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions; College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; Hartford Art School; The Hartt School; and Hillyer College. Admission into each college is based on grades, while art school applicants must submit a portfolio and admission into the Hartt School, the beloved performing arts school, is based on an audition. Once admitted into these schools, the students must take required courses, including general courses like English and history, in addition to courses for their major. The best programs at the University include physical therapy and all degree options from the Hartt School, which breeds many talented performing arts students.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
350
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
448
Total FT Faculty
350
Faculty with Terminal Degree
86%
Average Faculty Salary
$71,794
Full-Time Retention Rate
65%
Part-Time Retention Rate
82%
Graduation Rate
51%
Programs/Majors Offered
92
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 63%
  • 20 to 49 students: 36%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Barney School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions
  • College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
  • Hartford Art School
  • The Hartt School
  • Hillyer College
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 3%
  • Music, Other: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Online Courses
The University has a number of online and hybrid courses (combination of online/in-class learning). Many are for nontraditional students who can only attend evening or weekend classes.
Best Places to Study
  • Library
  • Lounge in Gengras Student Union
Tips to Succeed
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Developing bonds with your professors can really help you succeed in your classes.
  • Don't procrastinate!
  • Take advantage of the help offered here.
Did You Know?
The University has its own exclusive curriculum called the All-University Curriculum (AUC). Every student must complete courses in four of five categories that include Arts, Western Heritage, Other Cultures, Social Context, and Science and Technology. Students can choose from at least four different courses in each category.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 94 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 56 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 55 responses

  • 9% This was my dream school.
  • 62% This was one of my top choices.
  • 29% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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