Located on a scenic 350-acre campus that traverses three municipalities—Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield—the University of Hartford is situated minutes from Connecticut’s capital city and midway between Boston and New York City. UHart's quintessential New England landscape offers the beauty of four distinct seasons, and the diverse recreational opportunities that go with them—from kayaking to skiing—can be found within a short drive.
The University of Hartford is at an important moment in its history under the energetic leadership of President Gregory Woodward, who took office in July 2017. Now 60 years old, UHart has emerged as a vibrant and dynamic force in higher education, having built a reputation for a dynamic integration of liberal arts education and professional studies; service to and partnership with local, regional, national, and global communities; and high standards of scholarly and creative excellence.
Central to the University's mission is the belief that the challenge of a rigorous academic program and the support of dedicated faculty and staff lead to student success. Students are prepared not only for successful careers, but also for successful lives as contributing citizens in a participatory democracy.
The first private university in the nation to house two public magnet schools on its campus, UHart prides itself on faculty, staff, and student engagement with the surrounding community. A Center for Community Service, located on campus, provides members of the campus community with opportunities for volunteerism and service learning throughout Greater Hartford.
UHart is composed of seven schools and colleges—Barney School of Business; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions; College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; Hartford Art School; The Hartt School; and Hillyer College—and offers 97 undergraduate majors, 64 graduate-level degree programs, five associate degree programs, and 31 certificate and diploma programs. Approximately 7,000 students attend UHart from 46 states and 65 countries.
The area is home to a rich and diverse array of arts and culture, starting right on campus where more than 400 music, dance, and theatre performances are staged annually. Art exhibitions in two campus galleries feature the work of faculty, students, and internationally known artists. Hartford Hawks Division I sports teams—17 in all— put you close to the action while numerous public lectures and panel discussions explore subjects of topical interest.
A flourishing area, Hartford is especially rich in culture. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut Historical Society, Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and Hartford Stage Company are all located near campus. West Hartford, recognized by Money magazine last year as the 15th best place to live in the country, features America’s oldest public rose garden and a traditional New England town center with boutiques, specialty shops, and numerous food establishments, many offering outdoor dining.
The University of Hartford campus is located within 10 miles of more than a half dozen area towns with numerous single-family housing options, condominiums, and apartment complexes. The campus is served by CTfastrak, Connecticut's first bus rapid transit system, with stops on campus seven days a week. A new regional passenger rail service will begin in May 2018 with 12 daily high-speed trains between Springfield, Mass., and New Haven with easy connections to the CTfastrak network, Bradley International Airport, and MetroNorth.
We hope you will consider becoming part of our close-knit community at the University of Hartford—a dynamic place to work, live, and learn.