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Hartford Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Hartford, the application fee costs $35.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Hartford Admissions Stats at a Glance

Hartford 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 72%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Hartford?

University of Hartford does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Hartford

It is moderately difficult to get into Hartford. Hartford evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Hartford accepted 77% of students, around 9,800 of the 12,660 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hartford, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Hartford?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Hartford

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Hartford 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Hartford must submit the following items. Double check with Hartford's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hartford?

Students admitted to Hartford have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Hartford, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 20%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 16%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

Hartford does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Hartford does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 72% of Hartford's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Hartford?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hartford students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hartford students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Hartford?

To be most competitive at Hartford, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hartford's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hartford students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of Hartford

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hartford. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Hartford during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Hartford Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hartford?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hartford.

Does Hartford accept transfer credits?

Hartford accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hartford accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Do I have to submit test scores to Hartford?

Hartford is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Hartford's acceptance rate?

Hartford's acceptance rate is 77%.

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Hartford Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

77%

How hard is it to get into Hartford? Hartford is a somewhat selective institution. The Hartford acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.

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Hartford Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hartford is 25. 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 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hartford SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

510 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

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Hartford GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.28

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hartford, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,493

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,885

Out-of-State

$44,885

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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