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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: 10.5 acres

Handel Center Campus: 7 acres

Full–time Undergraduates: 4,545

Part–time Undergraduates: 756

Graduate Students: 1,634 (915 Part-Time)

Total/All Students: 6,935

Degrees Awarded (2012-13 academic year): 1,767
34 certificate, 131 associate's, 1041 bachelor's, 489 master's, 67 doctoral 

States Represented: 48

Countries Represented: 63

Undergraduate Majors: 84

Associate's Degree Programs: 11

Graduate Degree Programs: 38

Tuition: $31,804

Room and Board: $12,248

Total/Fees Included: $45,606

Full–time Faculty: 344

Part-time Faculty: 496

Student–Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Full–time Faculty Holding Terminal Degrees in Their Fields: 86%

Minority Representation/Undergraduates #: 28.9% 

Minority Representation/Graduate Students #: 17.2%

Gender Breakdown/Undergraduate Students: 50.5% male

Gender Breakdown/Graduate Students: 61% female

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

  • Barney School of Business (607/418/1,025)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (1,336/209/1,545)
  • College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions  (871/346/1,217)
  • College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (944/170/1,114)
  • Hartford Art School (357/21/378)
  • The Hartt School (679/62/741)
  • Hillyer College (415/6/421)
  • University Studies (23/154/177)

Full–time Undergraduate Student Facts

39.6% from Connecticut

5.8% international students

14.3% African American

8.9% Hispanic

3.0% Asian 

68.0% reside on campus 

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 Arena in Reich Family Pavilion (capacity, 3,508)

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

Living Alumni: 69,373

Total Alumni: 76,056

Alums in Connecticut: 42%

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
  • 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
  • Robert Forrester: chairman and CEO of Newman’s Own, Inc. and Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Joxel Garcia: past president and dean, Ponce Medical School
  • 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
  • Kent McCray: television industry pioneer, produced numerous successful series for television and film
  • Michael Mongillo: award-winning film director and screen writer
  • 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
  • Timothy Stella: musician, musical director, and associate conductor of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera

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next full update, late fall 2014