About University of Hartford

  • At Hartford, the career ready curriculum ensures that students will be competent, confident, and connected.
  • The university holds many events where students engage with partner companies in the area. This helps them to launch into their careers, realize early success, and sustain that success through solid understanding of the profession.
  • Engineering students work on real-world projects sponsored by industries like United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Mott Corp and Gerber Scientific and government agencies like NASA.
  • 90% (87% undergraduate & 95% graduate) employed after graduation
  • 86% of the employed are in a job related to their major
  • 67% of undergraduates participated in at least 1 internship, 26% were offered a full-time position after the internship
  • $50-60K median salary for all students (Undergraduate: $40-50K; Graduate: $60-70K)

A long history of helping students succeed

University of Hartford is a private university founded in 1957. The University of Hartford, also known as UHart or U of H, is located in central Connecticut, midway between Boston and New York City, just outside the city of Hartford. The University’s spacious and scenic 340-acre, wooded main campus in suburban West Hartford features housing for over 4,000 students, a modern sports and recreation complex, and a performing arts center, Lincoln Theater. At the heart of the campus is the Harry Jack Gray Center, housing the University’s libraries, conference facilities, art gallery (Joseloff Gallery), and bookstore.

The University’s roots go back to 1877 when one of the three founding schools, the Hartford Art School, opened, founded by prominent Hartford women including Olivia Clemens (wife of famous author Mark Twain) and Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin).

Undergraduates at the University of Hartford can choose from more than 80 fields of study, and graduate students can pursue degrees in more than 30 programs, including those in the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering and Architecture (CETA).

Supportive Environment

Close student-faculty relationships are a hallmark of the University, which has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Faculty choose to come here because teaching is their priority, and students know they can turn to their professors for a deeper understanding of their areas of interest and of life in general. A supportive environment that allows a healthy mix of research, teaching, and community involvement, attracts world-renowned scholars, acclaimed visual and performing artists, and industry leaders who are dedicated to helping students excel.


At the University of Hartford we provide a learning environment in which students may transform themselves intellectually, personally, and socially. We provide students with distinctive educational experiences that blend the feel of a small residential college with an array of academic programs and opportunities characteristic of a large university. Through relationships with faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, scholarship, research, the arts, and civic engagement, every student may prepare for a lifetime of learning and for personal and professional success.

5,200 undergraduate students
1,600 graduate students
100% of undergraduate students complete at least one internship in their major field of study
7% international students
94% of the Barney School of Business students said that the Barney School of Business helped them develop their critical thinking skills
94% of students say that they feel prepared for succeeding in the workplace
70% classes with less than 20 students
12:1 students to faculty ratio
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Ranking & Recognition

  • “Best Graduate Business School” U.S. News & World Report
  • “Top 295 Business Schools” The Princeton Review
  • “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” Bloomberg Business Week
  • #14 nationally - Engineering Student Earnings Business Insider
  • #188 (tie) in National Universities U.S. News & World Report
  • #69 (tie) in Engineering Programs at schools where doctorate is not offered U.S. News & World Report
  • #218 (tie) in Business Programs U.S. News & World Report

The English Language Institute (ELI)

The English Language Institute (ELI) of the University of Hartford offers a comprehensive academic program designed for International Students who need to improve their English language skills.

Students receive 22 hours of instruction per week in the classroom and the Resource Center/ELI Language Lab. This is supplemented by work in private tutorial sessions and through independent study using the updated technology available in the Language Lab. Courses emphasize oral/aural skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, grammar usage, and writing skills development.

Classes are small, and students are placed according to the results of entry tests taken during the ELI orientation program the first day of the semester. The ELI has proven to be an excellent transition from studying in one’s native language to full-time academic work in English. In addition to improving language skills, the ELI provides the necessary background in United States academic protocols and American culture.

The ELI offers three semesters of instruction each year. The fall and spring terms each are 15 weeks long, beginning in late August and ending in mid-May. There is a four-week semester break from mid-December until mid-January. Two six-week summer sessions are offered from mid-May to mid-August.

Course Starts:
August 28 – December 11, 2017
January 22 – May 11, 2018

Undergraduate Programs

Acoustical Engineering and Music
Actor Training
Architectural Engineering Technology
Art History
Audio Engineering Technology
Biology/Pre-Pharmacy BS
Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy BA
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer and Electronic Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Advertising & Public Relations
Communication Studies
Media & Journalism
Dance Pedagogy (Teaching)
Dance Performance
Early Childhood Education
Economics and Finance
Education - Early Childhood
Education - Elementary
Education - Integrated Elementary and Special
Education - Secondary Education - English
Education - Secondary Education - Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Electromechanical Engineering
Electronic Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
Health Sciences/Pre-Chiropractic
Health Sciences/Pre-Optometry
Health Sciences/Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Health Sciences/Pre-Pharmacy
Health Sciences/Pre-Podiatry
Instrumental Performance
International Studies
Jazz Studies
Judaic Studies
Liberal Arts
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Arts
Multimedia Web Design and Development
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Management
Music Production and Technology
Music Theatre
Music Theory
Performing Arts Management
Physical Therapy
Politics and Government
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Secondary Education - English
Secondary Education - Mathematics
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Special Education/Elementary Education
Visual Communication Design
Vocal Performance
Web Design

Undergraduate Application Requirements

Spring Application Deadline: November 30th, Deposit Deadline: December 15th
Fall Application Deadline: June 30th, Deposit Deadline: July 30th

  • Application form
  • Official Transcripts (secondary school as well as any official college transcripts if applicable)
  • Guarantor’s Statement along with Bank Statement evidencing sufficient funds for one year
  • English Proficiency (TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0/Pearson 52)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0.
    • 80% out of 100%
    • B average
    • 70% India
    • 75% Canada
    • 3.0 out of 4.0
    • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • Copy of Passport
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional Application and/or Audition/Portfolio for students applying to Art/Music/Performing Arts programs

Graduate Programs

Master of Architecture
Master of Fine Arts—Illustration
Master of Fine Arts—Interdisciplinary
Master of Fine Arts—Photography
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation
Master of Science in Management
Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation and Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree
Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree
Master of Arts in Communication
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education — Montessori
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education — Non-certification
Master of Education in Elementary Education
Master of Education in Elementary Education — Montessori
Master of Special Education
Engineering *
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree
Music—The Hartt School (Instrumental,Performance, Education)
Master of Music
Master of Music Education
Master of Science in Neuroscience
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Practices
Master of Science in School Psychology
Master of Science in Organizational

* ALL Engineering Master’s students will be applying for the Master of Engineering program. After completion of 12 credits students are allowed to transfer into the Master of Science in Engineering. No student gets admitted to the Master of Science in Engineering initially.

Graduate Application Requirements

Spring Application Deadline: November 30th, Deposit Deadline: December 15th
Fall Application Deadline: June 30th, Deposit Deadline: July 30th

  • Application question form
  • Application Fee (waived for Spring 2018)
  • Official Transcripts (Bachelor's degree, specific requirements depending on country)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 are required for Architecture students
  • English Proficiency TOEFL 80/IELTS 6.5
  • Copy of Passport
  • Additional program requirements if needed (GMAT, additional applications, auditions etc)

Tuition & Fees 2017/18

Fees are per academic year and subject to change.

Undergraduate Fees
Tuition & Fees $38,910
Housing & Meals $12,346
Indirect costs - books & supplies $1,020
Indirect costs - personal/miscellaneous $1,642
Total Required for I-20 $53,918
Graduate Fees - The Barney School of Business
Degree Program MBA & MSAT
Tuition & Fees $15,190
Living Expenses $11,250
Estimated total required $26,440
Graduate Fees - Engineering, Technology and Architecture
Degree Program Masters in Engineering Masters in Architecture
Tuition & Fees $18,080 $25,412
Living Expenses $11,250 $11,250
Estimated total required $29,330 $36,662
Graduate Fees - Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Master Edu Ed.D. MS Prosthetic & Orthotics
Tuition & Fees $12,940 $15,910 $33,230
Living Expenses $11,250 $11,250 $11,250
Estimated total required $24,190 $27,160 $44,480
Graduate Fees - Arts and Sciences
Degree Program M.A. M.S.* PSY.D
Tuition & Fees $13,570 $13,570- $14,470 $29,220
Living Expenses $11,250 $11,250 $11,250
Estimated total required $24,820 $24,820 - $25,720 $40,470

* Psychology and Communication Master’s programs within the College of Arts and Sciences include tuition and fees estimated at $13,570. The M.S. in Neuroscience is at a cost of $14,470.

Graduate Fees - The Hartt School
Degree Program Masters Music Masters Music Ed.** Doctor Musical Arts
Tuition & Fees $26,380 $13,500- $18,430 $26,380
Living Expenses $11,250 $11,250 $11,250
Estimated total required $37,630 $24,750 - $29,680 $37,630

** The Master of Music Education (M.Mus. Ed.) program includes tuition and fees for Pedagogy, Technology, Kodaly, Early Childhood Certification and Research at a cost of $13,500. Performance, Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting are at a cost of $18,430 (estimate based on a 9-13 credits per term).


Undergraduate students are considered for scholarships that range from $6,000 - $16,000 per academic year.

Scholarships are awarded automatically, no need for a separate application required. Decisions are based on student’s academic performance.