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University of Hartford

University of Hartford Rating: 3.6/5 (10 votes)

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Introduction

Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the University of Hartford was founded in 1957 and offers nearly ninety undergraduate majors and over thirty graduate programs. In addition to the seven colleges that offer collegiate study, the university also has two public magnet schools located on its campus. One is an elementary school and one is a high school and both focus on science and engineering.

The university offers many different social and academic clubs and honor societies as well as having several different sports options. Students may choose to participate in varsity sports, intramurals or club sports. There is also an active visual and performing arts community on campus that provides nearly constant opportunities to enhance cultural experiences.

Academics

The University of Hartford offers a variety of programs suited to nearly every need imaginable. They offer several associate’s degrees, more than eighty bachelor’s degree programs, nearly thirty graduate degrees and seven certificates or diplomas. They have a wide variety of programs so that students from every walk of life may gain an education, and they mean this quite literally. The Hartt Community Division’s First Steps in Music program accepts students only a few weeks old and the adult programs such as the Presidents’ College have accepted students in their nineties.

There are seven different schools and colleges for students to choose from and the University of Hartford offers a rich variety of classes ranging from traditional degrees to programs that are not offered anywhere else in the country such as their acoustical engineering and music program.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers over twenty majors and strives to teach not only standard class content but also problem solving, writing, analysis and communication skills in order to create leaders and contributing members of society. The college is the largest on campus and combines professional training and coursework with a rich liberal arts element in order to develop respect, tolerance and intellect so that students may succeed in a global professional environment.

Barney School of Business

The Barney School of Business provides both undergraduate and graduate degrees to students via coursework that fosters global awareness, social responsibility and leadership in business. The school is home to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and provides an environment that promotes career-focused business education. Students learn in the classroom as well as via workshops, mentoring opportunities and from many guest speakers and networking sessions.

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP)

As with all of the programs at U-Ha, ENHP combines hands-on learning with classroom education to provide a well-rounded education that prepares students to go forward in their careers as teachers, nurses and health-care professionals. The college has partnerships with both the local education system and the local hospital system that help them integrate their educational opportunities in ways that benefit both students and the community.

College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA)

This college offers both traditional undergraduate and graduate programs as well as the Acoustical Engineering and Music degree, which is the only program of its kind in the country. The college trains people that will make a huge impact on the lives of others and on the planet via teaching problem solving skills, critical thinking, decision making and innovative thinking. Some of the programs that the school works on involve cleaning up the world’s water supplies, monitoring health conditions via wireless technology and affordably heating and cooling homes and buildings with sustainable energy, all in an effort to make the wold a better, cleaner place.

Hartford Art School

Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, the Hartford Art School uses state-of-the-art technology to teach students how to be professionals in whatever their medium might be. From photography to ceramics to visual arts, the art school has something for everybody with an interest in art.

Hartt School

The Hartt School is the University of Hartford’s performing arts program. It offers over four hundred performances a year and offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as special programs such as the Hartt Community Division that provides music instruction to members of the community of various ages and in a wide variety of methods. Students may choose to take private music or dance lessons or participate in larger projects such as chamber music. The First Steps program provides young children with an introduction to the performing arts as well.

Hillyer College

Hillyer College is a college within a college. Students that attend Hillyer focus on concentrated areas of study in order to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree. All students start as liberal arts majors but may choose to concentrate on areas such as business, education or health sciences in order to delve more deeply into programs that interest them. The college offers all of the benefits of a small university with all of the advantages that a large school such as U-Ha has to offer.

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Admissions

Admission to U-Ha’s undergraduate programs is an extremely simple process. Students will need to submit an application, an application fee, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Additionally, students applying to the Hartt School of Music must audition and take the music aptitude and music theory tests. For students wishing to be accepted to the Hartford Art School, a portfolio with ten to fifteen original works should be submitted for review along with the other application documents.

Because there are twelve different graduate schools offering nearly thirty different degrees, students will need to contact the school to which they would like to apply for information regarding what is required in order to be considered for acceptance.

Transfer students and international students also have different admissions requirements both to undergraduate and graduate programs and should check either the website or with the university in order to ensure that all application packets are complete.

Financial Aid

The University of Hartford offers financial aid in the form of university, state and federal scholarships, grants and loans. In order to determine eligibility for financial aid, students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is available online in January. Students should complete the application as early as possible in order to apply for all types of aid available. Financial information for both the student and family will be required to complete the application so applicants should have this information available when completing the FAFSA.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 563rd for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

The Hartford Hawks are an NCAA Division I athletic club that plays in the Atlantic East Conference. Their colors are scarlet and white. They offer several varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track, golf, soccer and tennis. Men have the additional options of lacrosse and baseball and women may also play softball or volleyball.

The university also offers numerous intramural sports as well as having a sports club program. The campus has numerous sports facilities and a state-of-the-art fitness center that students may choose to utilize. In addition to the fitness center, the Sports Center also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool as well as basketball, racquetball, tennis and squash courts.

Bibliography

  • University of Hartford. University of Hartford. 2011. Web. 7 June 2011.
  • Hartford Art School. University of Hartford Art School. 2011. Web. 7 June 2011.
  • Hartford Hawks. University of Hartford Athletics. 2011. Web. 7 June 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 11th in Connecticut and 769th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 3 0.04
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 13 0.19
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 15 0.21

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 17 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 4 0.01
Robbery 46 0.07
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 231 0.36
Larceny 1,180 1.86
Vehicle theft 106 0.17

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population17,553 (17,344 urban / 209 rural)
Households5,342 (2.51 people per house)
Median Household Income$78,114
Families3,872 (3.02 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (other field)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 320th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $31,804 $31,804 $31,804
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,554 $1,554 $1,554
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $495 $495 $495
FT Graduate Tuition $13,100 $13,100 $13,100
FT Graduate Required Fees $230 $230 $230
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $695 $695 $695
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $48,170 $48,170 $48,170
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $48,170 $48,170 $48,170
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $35,922 $35,922 $35,922

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $30,754 $32,172 $30,754 $32,172 $30,754 $32,172
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,086 $1,118
On-Campus – Room & Board $11,920 $12,104
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,620 $2,698
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,920 $12,104
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,632 $3,740
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,228 $2,294

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$45
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 15,127 (6,665 male / 8,462 female)
Admitted 9,338 (4,211 male / 5,127 female)
Admission rate 62%
First-time Enrollment 1,267 (645 male / 622 female)
FT Enrollment 1,267 (645 male / 622 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment6,820

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference America East
NCAA Baseball Conference America East
NCAA Track & Field Conference America East

ACT Test Admission

495th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 15%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26

SAT Test Admission

625th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 74%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 570
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 950 / 1150

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity3,529
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,328
Board Fee$4,920

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 80 200 106 45 2 1,079 176 1,700
Accounting 4 3 2 2 52 14 77
Acting 5 5
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 3 5 33 3 44
Architecture 2 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 2 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 3 10 3 20
Business Administration and Management, General 7 20 6 6 89 23 151
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 2 4 6
Chemistry, General 2 6 1 9
Civil Engineering, General 10 1 2 1 13 5 32
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2 4
Clinical Psychology 2 1 2 22 2 29
Community Organization and Advocacy 1 6 7
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Computer Engineering, General 3 2 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 6 8
Conducting
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science 5 3 1 16 5 30
Dance, General 9 1 10
Drawing
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 1 12 15
Economics, General 1 2 3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Educational/Instructional Technology 1 1 8 1 11
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 8 1 3 1 7 3 23
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 16 2 21
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 5 14 19
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General 1 1 12 2 16
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 1 15 5 25
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 5 6
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1 1
Experimental Psychology 2 4 6
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 9 1 10
Finance, General 2 5 3 3 24 2 39
Fine/Studio Arts, General 11 5 16
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 2 2 3 17 2 27
General Studies 2 1 2 15 2 23
Graphic Design 3 3
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 5 4 4 61 5 81
History, General 1 4 16 1 22
Illustration 1 1 2 15 1 20
Information Science/Studies 2 2 5 1 10
Insurance 3 6 2 11
Intermedia/Multimedia 1 1 1 4
International Relations and Affairs 1 1
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1 3 4
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 6 1 35 4 49
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 47 14 3 52 4 124
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 4 5
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 7 2 1 1 31 2 44
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 3 1 4 8
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 13 14
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory 1 1
Music Management 1 2 9 2 14
Music Teacher Education 2 1 1 37 3 44
Music, General 17 2 19
Music, Other 20 2 1 3 57 11 95
Neuroscience 4 2 7 2 15
Nursing Administration
Organizational Behavior Studies 1 1 1 6 1 10
Orthotist/Prosthetist 11 11
Painting 1 4 1 6
Philosophy
Photography 2 1 1 3 14 4 25
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General 8 1 8 17
Political Science and Government, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 2 2
Printmaking 1 2 1 4
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1 1 2
Psychology, General 1 13 4 2 39 7 66
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 2 4 27 10 43
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 13 6 1 21 6 47
Religious/Sacred Music
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7 4 4 15
School Psychology 3 17 1 22
Sculpture 1 1 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 5
Sociology 2 6 1 9
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 29 1 32
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 16 4 1 50 9 83
Taxation 1 1 2
Women's Studies 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 991st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,957 ($78,323 male / $66,992 female)
Number of FT Faculty 343 (206 male / 137 female)
Number of PT Faculty 746
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $15,740,800

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