Many University of Hartford students elect to begin their bachelor’s degree in Hillyer College.
Some students will elect to start in Hillyer because it enables them to take their required general education classes and explore careers at the same time. Students can remain in Hillyer College for up to four semesters at which time they will declare their major in one of the other six colleges of the University.
Dual admission is offered for many of the undergraduate programs at the University. In this instance, one of the other colleges of the University accepts students, however, the faculty believe that these students will benefit greatly and experience long-term success by beginning their studies in Hillyer College. Dual admitted students will also take classes in their major.
Hillyer College is best known for its small classes, commitment to personal attention through academic advising, its nationally and internationally recognized faculty, its access to classes all across the University and its rich array of academic support. Hillyer has three different dedicated labs focused on mentoring students through successful semesters. One focuses on writing, another on math and a third is a general tutorial center where students can obtain assistance in any of the College’s classes.
Who should attend Hillyer College?
Julie Shiller was the Hillyer College Distinguished Young Alumnus for 2009. After earning her associate's degree at Hillyer, she graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelor's degree in sociology.