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Chartered: 1957

President: Walter Harrison (fifth president, began in 1998)

Location: Main campus in Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, Conn.
Mailing Address: 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-1599


Type: independent, nonsectarian, coeducational

School Colors: scarlet and white

Main Campus: 350 acres (Hartford 193, Bloomfield 133, West Hartford 24) 

Asylum Avenue Campus: 10.4 acres

Handel Center Campus: 7 acres

Full–time Undergraduates: 4,492

Part–time Undergraduates: 734

Total Undergraduates: 5,226

Graduate Students: 1,640 (897 Part-Time)

Total/All Students: 6,866

Degrees Awarded (2013-14 academic year): 1,908
59 certificate, 156 associate's, 1049 bachelor's, 552 master's, 92 doctoral 

States Represented: 49

Countries Represented: 65

Undergraduate Majors: 84

Associate's Degree Programs: 6

Graduate Degree Programs: 50

Tuition: $32,758

Room and Board: $11,518

Total/Fees Included: $46,962

Full–time Faculty: 350

Part-time Faculty: 438

Student–Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Full–time Faculty Holding Terminal Degrees in Their Fields: 85%

Minority Representation/Undergraduates #: 32% 

Minority Representation/Graduate Students #: 21%

Gender Breakdown/Undergraduate Students: 50.3% male

Gender Breakdown/Graduate Students: 56.2% female

Schools of the University and Enrollment (full-time/part-time/total)

  • Barney School of Business (581/438/1,015)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (1,312/201/1,513)
  • College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions  (871/320/1,191)
  • College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (1,012/157/1,169)
  • Hartford Art School (361/20/381)
  • The Hartt School (627/58/685)
  • Hillyer College (401/6/407)

Full–time Undergraduate Student Facts

42% from Connecticut

7% international students

14.8% African American

10.4% Hispanic

3.3% Asian 

Semester system (September–December and January–May) with Summerterm (May–July and July–August) and Winterterm (January) offerings


Level: Division I

Nickname: Hartford Hawks

Mascot: Howie the Hawk

Conference: America East (with Albany; Binghamton; Maine; Maryland, Baltimore County; New Hampshire; Stony Brook; UMass Lowell; Vermont)

Intercollegiate Sports: 18 (9 men’s, 9 women’s)

Home Soccer/Lacrosse Facility: Yousuf Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium (capacity–2,500)

Home Basketball Arena: The Chase Family Arena in Reich Family Pavilion (capacity, 3,508)

Home Baseball Field: Fiondella Field (capacity, 1,000), Softball Field (capacity, 1,000)

Living Alumni: 81,568

Total Alumni: 90,110

Alums in Connecticut: 41%

Notable Alumni:

  • Jeff Bagwell: former professional baseball All-Star and current hitting coach for the Houston Astros
  • Kathy Behrens: executive vice president for social responsibility and player programs for the National Basketball Association
  • Leonard Boyle: Director of the Terrorist Screening Center for the FBI
  • June Ressler Coldren: founder and president of Cenergy International Services, a woman-owned, global provider of specialized personnel for the oil and gas industry
  • Javier Colon: Universal Republic Records singer and songwriter who won NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice.
  • Stephen Dalyai: president and CEO of Quindar Electronics, Inc., credited with the introduction of the first transistor voice frequency, audio-tone telemetry products for electronic network monitoring and control
  • The Honorable John Danaher: Connecticut Superior Court Judge and former Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety
  • Christine Dwyer: Broadway actress
  • Robert Forrester: chairman and CEO of Newman’s Own, Inc. and Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Joxel Garcia: past president and dean, Ponce Medical School
  • Brett Gerstenblatt: enterprise creative director for CVS Corporation, responsible for an unprecedented, purpose-driven anti-cigarette campaign that removed a $2-billion revenue stream from store shelves.
  • Katherine Hammack: assistant secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Frank X. Hursey: president and founder of On Site Gas Systems, co-founder of Z-Medica, and inventor of QuikClot
  • Marin Ireland: film, stage, and television actress who won the 2009 Theatre World Award and was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in reasons to be pretty
  • Jerry Kelly: current professional golfer on the PGA tour
  • Mia Love: U.S. House of Representatives, representing Utah’s 4th House District
  • Kent McCray: television industry pioneer, produced numerous successful series for television and film
  • Michael Mongillo: award-winning film director and screen writer
  • Chuck Pagano: executive vice president of technology and chief technology officer, ESPN
  • Richard Neal: U.S. House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts’ 1st House District
  • Sean Newcomb: professional baseball player in the Los Angeles Angels system, 2014 first-round Major League Baseball draft pick 
  • Jackalyne Pfannenstiel: Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of the Navy
  • David Pritikin: producer of high-profile reality TV shows, including Sarah Palin’s Alaska and Survivor
  • Shane Shanahan: renowned percussionist and original member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble
  • Deverell Smith: director of architecture for Tiffany’s
  • Timothy Stella: musician, musical director, and associate conductor of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera

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next full update, late fall 2015