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Prospective Students

Many University of Hartford students elect to begin their bachelor’s degree in Hillyer College.

Some students will elect to start in Hillyer because it enables them to take their required general education classes and explore careers at the same time.  Students can remain in Hillyer College for up to four semesters at which time they will declare their major in one of the other six colleges of the University.

Dual admission is offered for many of the undergraduate programs at the University.  In this instance, one of the other colleges of the University accepts students, however, the faculty believe that these students will benefit greatly and experience long-term success by beginning their studies in Hillyer College.  Dual admitted students will also take classes in their major.

Hillyer College is best known for its small classes, commitment to personal attention through academic advising, its nationally and internationally recognized faculty, its access to classes all across the University and its rich array of academic support.   Hillyer has two dedicated labs focused on mentoring students through successful semesters.  One focuses on writing, the other focuses on math and serves as a general tutorial center where students can obtain assistance in any of the College’s classes.

Who should attend Hillyer College?

  • Students who want the advantages that small classes, taught by full time faculty, offer.
  • Students who understand that many young people change major more than once so completing general education while exploring careers makes it possible to save time and money.
  • Students who feel they can profit from a structured learning environment, who want the freedom to explore, and who desire the opportunity to grow in a caring community that has a remarkable history of success.

Meet One Of Our Many Success Stories

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Thomas Carroll began his studies at Hillyer College and then finished his bachelor’s degree with a major in Communications in the College of Arts & Sciences. Today, he is CEO of the world’s third largest advertising agency.


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