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Colleges / University of Hartford

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Hartford

At UHart, you will be joining a dynamic community with diverse backgrounds, interests and perspectives. Beyond just landing a job after graduation, we empower you to rise quickly in your field. UHart faculty practice what they teach — as artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, scientists and downright brilliant scholars. Your classmates may be future engineers, teachers, architects or Broadway actors. Whatever your path, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Ready to be bold? Let’s get started.

University of Hartford Overview

University of Hartford is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in West Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford was founded in 1877 and the school now enrolls around 5,917 students per year, which includes 4,003 undergrad students. Hartford provides on-campus housing for up to 2,942 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Hartford

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hartford's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Hartford students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Hartford has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Hartford has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hartford on the Student Life page.

2022 Hartford Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%
Tuition $42,851
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,515

Is Hartford a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Hartford offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Hartford

Hartford is moderately difficult to get into. Around 79% of applicants get into Hartford each year. Out of 13,459 applications received in 2022, 10,605 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hartford

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hartford, around 77% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 66% of students who started at Hartford earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Hartford Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Hartford directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Hartford's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Hartford's endowment was $176.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Hartford spends about $16,581 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hartford

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hartford meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Hartford full-time are awarded $32,515 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hartford.

Based on this information, is Hartford the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hartford a good school for you?

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Where is Hartford?

Hartford is located in the suburban setting of West Hartford, Connecticut, less than an hour from Hartford.

If you are interested in seeing Hartford for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 84 to West Hartford, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hartford and West Hartford are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Hartford Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hartford is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hartford is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Hartford ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

29 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hartford is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Hartford. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hartford SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Hartford Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hartford is like? There are approximately 5,917 students enrolled at Hartford, including 4,003 undergraduate students and 1,914 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from CT and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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