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University of Hartford: Narrative Description


200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Tel: (860)768-4100
Free: 800-947-4303
Admissions: (860)768-4296
Fax: (860)768-4961
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1877. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus with easy access to Hartford. Endowment: $84 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,632 per student. Total enrollment: 7,246. Faculty: 744 (319 full-time, 425 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 13,642 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 4,545 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,021 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 53 other countries, 60% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 14% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $32,476 includes full-time tuition ($22,290), mandatory fees ($1190), and college room and board ($8996). College room only: $5548. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $320 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 17% of eligible men and 21% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Program Council, Brothers and Sisters United, Hillel, Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Hawks Fest, Lacrosse Under the Light, Midnight Mania. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols. 3,400 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Mortenson Library plus 1 other with 468,780 books, 383,367 microform titles, 2,425 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The University is located in a suburban area of West Hartford, four miles from the center of Hartford. In addition to the many activities available on campus, the proximity to a metropolitan area affords a multitude of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

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