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Colleges / University of Hartford

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%

Hartford Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Hartford. The acceptance rate at University of Hartford is 83%. Last year, 13,230 students applied to University of Hartford and 10,949 were admitted.

If you are applying to University of Hartford, the fee for the application is $35.

University of Hartford Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Hartford's admissions stats.

University of Hartford 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

University of Hartford Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Hartford.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Applying Early to University of Hartford?

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

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Hartford Admissions

How To Get Into University of Hartford

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

In 2022, Hartford accepted 83% of students, about 10,949 from 13,230 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Hartford

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

For Students Waitlisted to University of Hartford

University of Hartford has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Hartford Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Hartford

What does University of Hartford consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with University of Hartford for more information on admission factors.

University of Hartford Application Requirements

To apply to University of Hartford, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Hartford?

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of 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 2022, 24% of University of Hartford's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Hartford students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Hartford students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Hartford, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Hartford's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to University of Hartford

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

Transfer students can enroll in University of Hartford during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Hartford Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Hartford?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Hartford.

Does University of Hartford accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Hartford accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Hartford accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Hartford?

✅ University of Hartford is not test optional.

What is University of Hartford's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Hartford's acceptance rate is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Hartford?

❌ University of Hartford does not offer early decision.

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Hartford Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Hartford? Hartford is a somewhat selective institution. The Hartford acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 590


Reading SAT Range

550 - 600

Hartford GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hartford, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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