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University of Hartford


Now in its sixth decade, the University of Hartford sits proudly on a 350-acre main campus that includes parts of Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, Conn. It provides  a beautifully landscaped vista with grassy expanses and wooded areas with a branch of the Park River winding through it.


The University of Hartford provides a robust, distinctive educational experience for its more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students. Distinguished faculty provide rigorous instruction as well as research, performance, and internship opportunities in more than 100 degree programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. With students from 48 states and 63 countries, we are a university for the world.


The research area cover a wide spectrum of subjects, starting with biology or chemistry and ending with history or sociology.


Dedicated to learning, personal growth, knowledge creation, and the betterment of society, the University engages students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world. 

We combine a traditionally strong commitment to shared community values of support and encouragement with academic challenge in a wide variety of programs and disciplines in order to prepare our students for success in the 21st century.

Student services

The University has developed a number of offices and departments which act as mediators in different problems (financial, enrollment, timelines etc.) 

Library services

The Mortensen Library is the general library at the University of Hartford. It houses all of the library's collections with the exception of music. The original Mortensen Library was built beginning in 1969 and was expanded as part of the new Harry Jack Gray Center in 1989. 

Medical services

The University provides a Health Services point, where different medical situations can be taken care of. Health Services is located on the ground floor of the Sports Center. The entrance and parking are on the left side of the building.

Campus life

With a total span of over 350 acres, the main campus is the core of the Hartford educational universe. In addition, numerous other campuses have been built in order to accommodate the expansion of the University. 

Sports facilities

The university fields 18 varsity sports, nine men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track & field; and nine women's sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and volleyball.[14]

Student clubs

The are multiple student associations which newcomers can join: 

  • A cappella groups - Uharmonies, Hawkapella
  • Campus publications - Aerie, Icon, The Informer
  • Faith Organizations - Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Muslim Students Association
  • Music for a Change

The University of Hartford received a letter of continued accreditation from the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) on May 8, 2012. The re-accreditation came following a comprehensive evaluation of the University in 2011. The next accreditation study is scheduled for 2021. 

NEASC is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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