Points of Pride

  • The University of Hartford was ranked among the top 100 universities in the Northeast region in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 "Best Colleges Rankings".
  • The Princeton Review publication included the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business in its 2017 “Best 294 Business Schools” edition based on academic quality, institutional data, and survey responses of 25,000 students.
  • The Barney School of Business is 1 of 711 business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing the University of Hartford school in the top five percent of all business schools.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Hartford for its strong global presence in its 2016 “Most International Students” list, an annual list of universities with the highest percentages of international students in the previous academic year.
  • With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, the lowest in the America East Conference, the University of Hartford consistently ranks among the best in terms of instructional attention.
  • Peterson’s profiled the University of Hartford in its 2016 “Four-Year Colleges” guide and applauded the university for its first-year programming, noting that Hartford boasts “one of the nation’s most innovative and effective first-year experiences.”
  • In 2015, The University of Hartford’s Hartt School, one of the top performing art schools in the country, was named one of the top 15 colleges represented on Broadway by Playbill.com.
  • Musical America, a leading resource in the performing arts, identified the Hartt School as one of the top universities in the United States for musical instruction in its “2016-17 Guide to Music Schools.”
  • With over 400 performances annually, the Hartt School is the largest producer of the performing arts in Connecticut according to Musical America.
  • The University of Hartford’s Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions is one of only 13 accredited programs in the United States.
  • Indicative of its longstanding commitment to community relations, the University of Hartford has two public magnet schools on its campus – an elementary school and a high school concentrating in science and community.
  • The University of Hartford was included on Forbes 2016 “America’s Top Colleges” list, which considers return on investment, undergraduate satisfaction and alumni outcomes.
  • In 2014, the United States Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service named the University of Hartford to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Quick Facts

  • West Hartford, CT
  • Private
  • 1957
  • 5,274 undergraduate students; 1,671 graduate students
  • Gregory S. Woodward
  • H. Frederick Sweitzer
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 1985