Life At Hartford

Your Home Away From Home

Located in Hartford, Connecticut (the state’s capital city), you’ll get the full college campus experience while being close to bustling cities like New York and Boston. This means you’ll have easy access to America’s largest city, with its world-renowned cultural scene, as well as America’s most iconic city with its rich historical roots.

We’re based on a 350-acre campus, which is home to 4,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students from all over the world.

Get Inspired

Hartford is an inspiring place to study – and a great place to begin your career. You will have plenty of opportunities, as multiple Fortune 500 companies and growing start-ups can be found nearby. Hartford is also known as "the insurance capital of the world" thanks to the many opportunities available in this sector.

#65 Best Place to Live

(U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021)

47 countries

make up our diverse student community

Explore the Campus

Our 350-acre campus can be found on Bloomfield Avenue, in the suburbs of Hartford. The residential buildings are in the center of our scenic campus, not far from the Park River that runs through the grounds. The Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center is located only 1.5 miles southeast of the main campus and UHart’s Asylum Avenue campus is less than two miles away, located in Hartford’s historic west end.

Explore the campus yourself by downloading our campus map here.

University of Hartford student Morgane

“You have to see more to know more about yourself and to know more about the world. So being here is really good because you can see a lot of different people in different cultures. Everyone is nice to me.”

Morgane from Thailand
Studied the International Pathway Program
Progressed to MBA

Location

Hartford, Connecticut is located 2 hours from Boston and New York City.

Living on Campus

All undergraduate IPP students will be housed in the same building among American and other international students. You'll be paired with a roommate in a double room in the F Complex. These residence halls accommodate eight to ten students in each suite. The rooms have cable TV and high-speed internet connections. In addition, each complex has laundry facilities, study lounges, and air conditioning.

Undergraduate students are required to live on campus and participate in the meal plan for the duration of their IPP experience.

Living on campus also means that all campus facilities and services are within easy walking distance.

Life in Hartford

Hear from staff and students at the University of Hartford about what life is like in Hartford – from the weather to the atmosphere.

Be Part of the Hartford Community

  • Safety Around Campus

    The Department of Public Safety's mission is to provide the University community with a safe and secure environment, in which everyone can learn, live, work, and grow. Public Safety is in full operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Social and Cultural Activities

    IPP students have many opportunities to celebrate their cultures with the campus community. Activities include the Buddy Program, Conversation Partners, Success Seminars, day trips, volunteer and community service, and a monthly calendar to celebrate cultural holidays and events.

  • Sports and Recreation

    Catch an action-packed soccer or lacrosse game on Al-Marzook field, watch the basketball team compete in Chase Arena, or get in a workout yourself in the Sports Center.

    Intramural and Clubs

    Sports clubs are a great alternative for students. Options include karate and rugby, while intramural sports such as whiffle ball and tennis are also available.

    Recreation

    • Students who value health and fitness can use the Sports Center to:
    • Swim in the 25-yard, eight-lane pool
    • Work out in the weight room
    • Play tennis or basketball on a lighted court
    • Relax in the sauna
  • Clubs and Organizations

    Student clubs allow you to network with other students and the community. There are over 100 student clubs and organizations you can get involved in at UHart.Some of the many clubs include:

    • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
    • Biomedical Engineering Society
    • Campus Activities Team (CAT)
    • Photography Club

Before You Get Here

Make sure to read our helpful pre-arrival guide in order to prepare for your arrival on campus.

Discover More About Studying Abroad With Us At the University of Hartford

International Pathway Program

Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, our International Pathway Program can help you study a degree at the top-ranking University of Hartford.

University of Hartford students in a music composition class on campus

Admissions

Find out more about the admissions process to study the International Pathway Program, as well as information on entry requirements and fees.

The Department of Architecture, University of Hartford
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