About UHart

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The University of Hartford has been named a 2023-2024 College of Distinction and is also being highlighted in the areas of business, education, engineering, nursing, career development, and equity and inclusion. 

Since its founding in 1957, the University of Hartford has attracted students and faculty who change the world in meaningful ways. UHart is a diverse institution with a global reach, as students from approximately 50 countries come to study at one of its seven distinctive schools and colleges every year.

The 350-acre campus, with a branch of the Park River winding through it, sits at the crossroads of Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city, and the vibrant towns of West Hartford and Bloomfield. Boston and New York City are two hours away, and New England’s beaches, mountains and cultural attractions are easily accessible.

The national and global contributions of University of Hartford alumni — a community of more than 85,000 and counting — reflect the wide range of academic disciplines offered by the institution’s schools and colleges. UHart graduates are engineers, scientists, professional athletes, and performing artists. They are health professionals, journalists, educators, and entrepreneurs.

Our seven dynamic schools share a common focus: helping students partner their passion with their dream profession. And because we’re a campus of unique individuals who don’t all see the world the same way, we value difference. Our multiple perspectives make us better listeners and more thoughtful doers.

UHart’s Location

UHart offers the best of both worlds: a tree-lined campus in a state capital two hours from Boston and NYC.

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UHart’s History

Six decades and counting of providing a world-class education to a global student body.

UHart’s Mission & Vision

UHart is committed to learning and research that impacts the world in meaningful ways.

Mission & Vision

Flipping the Script to Empower Young Girls in Developing Countries

For most children in The Gambia, finding illustrated storybooks with characters that look like and connect to them is difficult. Nearly 12 years ago, YaAdam Fye A’06, ’07 worked with her mother Lucy and sister Anna, to create the Fye Network. With this business, they promote literacy in The Gambia and the importance of creating children’s books with identities that are relatable to the children themselves. So far, the network has published three book series

“It was with the empowering support and guidance from my Hillyer professors that I today continue to think outside of the box, take calculated risks, and learn from both my successes and failures.” —YaAdam Fye A’06, ’07

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