Welcome New Hawks
UHart to Welcome More Than 1,150 New Undergraduate Students This Fall
The University of Hartford is excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to campus this fall who hail from 38 states, including the District of Columbia, as well as 21 foreign countries. Of the 1,156 undergraduate students, which includes 78 transfers, the largest numbers are from Connecticut (544), with top numbers also coming from New York (191), Massachusetts (128), New Jersey (75), and Pennsylvania (24). New international students are from countries as close as Canada, and as far away as India, China, Kuwait, and Nigeria.
“Although we met many of the students on campus and online over the last year, we are looking forward to seeing them on campus this fall,” said Dean of Admission Rick Zeiser. “We are happy to welcome them to our close-knit UHart community where they will be challenged and supported over the next four years."
100+ Programs. Endless Possibilities.
Among the programs with the highest enrollment numbers among the new students are architectural design and technology, art, business analytics, criminal justice, mechanical engineering, nursing, and psychology. The Class of 2025 is also the first to be enrolled this fall in UHart’s new programs in aerospace engineering, occupational therapy, stage management, and technical theatre, and will have opportunities to explore a new major in data science and a new minor in cybersecurity, which the University will start recruiting for in the fall. UHart also welcomes 25 undecided majors who can explore more than 100 undergraduate academic programs that span the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions.
Rick Zeiser, Dean of Admission
Although we met many of the students on campus and online over the last year, we are looking forward to seeing them on campus this fall. We are happy to welcome them to our close-knit UHart community where they will be challenged and supported over the next four years.
A New Home for Innovation
The incoming class will be among the first students to study in the University’s new 60,000-square-foot Hursey Center, which includes state-of-the-art facilities for programs in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Located in the middle of the academic quad, the Center features engineering and technology-focused labs including robotics, 3D-printing, high-bay mechanical engineering, and cybersecurity. Health professions facilities include an extensive nursing simulation suite, a home health care suite with a working kitchen, and labs for human performance, kinesiology, and physical therapy.
Meet the Newest Hawks
The Class of 2025 is also accomplished academically, with more than 460 qualifying for Honors courses. The average Grade Point Average of the first-year students is 3.27 out of 4.0.
Nearly 44 percent of the new students identify as a person of color, 38 percent are the first in their immediate family to attend college, and 84 percent are receiving some form of financial aid. The class also includes 29 students who qualify for the University’s Hartford Scholars program for Hartford residents who attended a Hartford public, Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), or Project Choice high school.
"The students in the class of 2025 displayed their perseverance by finishing their high school careers under incredibly challenging circumstances due to the pandemic,” said University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward. “We can’t wait to see all that they will accomplish during their time at the University of Hartford. We welcome our newest class of Hawks and look forward to helping them fulfill their dreams.