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Walter Harrison

The University of Hartford is on the move. Our campus continues to develop, and our reputation as a quality educational institution continues to grow dramatically. With 5,300 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students, we are larger and more selective than at any time in our history. We take great pride in the rich diversity of our students, who come from major international cities like Shanghai and small American towns like Port Alexander, Alaska, to live and learn together.

Our academic programs are outstanding. Known for excellence in the performing and visual arts, the health professions, communication, and business, we are proud of our national recognition and regional prominence in science, engineering, and technology education.

At the University of Hartford, we believe that the challenge of a rigorous academic program and the support of dedicated faculty and staff lead to student success.  We not only prepare students for successful careers; we prepare them for successful lives as citizens in a democracy.

Our story is that of a private university with a public purpose. In 1957 a group of visionary business and community leaders shared the belief that Hartford needed a university. So, they founded one. That spirit of dedication to our community has permeated our mission ever since.

I invite you to join us and see for yourself why the University of Hartford is such a wonderful place to be.

Walter Harrison, President