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Colleges / University of Hartford

University of Hartford

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

Hartford Admissions

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

Hartford Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Hartford's admissions stats.

Hartford 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
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 –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Hartford?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is Hartford Challenging To Get Into?

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 2021, Hartford accepted 79% of all applicants, about 10,605 from 13,459 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 Hartford

Hartford has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Hartford?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Hartford

Wondering what factors are considered by Hartford 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
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Hartford 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hartford?

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

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

Hartford is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 25% of Hartford's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Hartford?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hartford students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hartford students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Hartford?

To be most competitive at Hartford, you should strive to earn between 23 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 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hartford students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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

More Information on 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

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 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hartford?

❌ 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 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 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 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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 3.26. 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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