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  • 08/02/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    20 out of 29 people found this review useful. 6 people found it offensive. 7 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Privileged children with an average or slightly below average work ethic who intend to significantly reduce the function of their liver as soon as they are out of their parents sight.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for Hawk Hall. It was the only place remotely worth living for the cost of housing. If you are able to afford the $500 per semester to bring you car on campus do it. The only place worth eating is Montague's deli, which I believe will be gone now. Commons has good breakfast on weekends, but it doesn't open until 11:30. Hawk's Nest is tasty but not healthy at all! And Gengras Cafe is decent, but I could never manage to keep it under the meal equivalency price.

    Bang for the buck

    It was definitely not worth all the frustration that comes with arrogant students and ill-mannered faculty. Not to mention that I learned next to nothing in my classes. I felt like I did the minimal work required and still finished with an A in every class, even when I was out for a month and a half. The University is overpriced, especially when you consider that you're living in a cinderblock room with a tile floor for $42,000 a year.

    Did enjoy being here

    There are not any events set up by the school or any groups / clubs of the school on the weekends. There is really nothing to do if you're not a big drinker and you don't have a car to get off campus. There are buses that will take you off campus on the weekends, but the last bus runs at about 7 p.m. You can take a taxi, but they're very overpriced and get expensive after awhile especially after a night of shopping at the mall. A good deal of the student body comes from much more privileged families than I did and they came off as insolent. There are a few in particular that I can remember such as the guy who threw his $400 Blackberry on the floor and remarked that the next day he would have a brand new iPhone that his father would buy him and sure enough he did. And when he dropped that one, he had a brand new one the next day. It's as if they have a constant money supply coming to them and they have a total lack of respect towards the hard work it actually takes to make money. I also had an awful roommate, which I am sure had a significant part in my dissatisfaction of the school. I was able to stick it out most of the year and spend a good deal of time outside of my room away from her, but she was very sick and refused to go to Health Services. Because she was spreading germs all over our room, I got mono and needed to be hospitalized. I had to stay home for a month and a half and within that month and a half, I found out just how much I disliked UHa. It took many games of phone tag to find the appropriate person to notify of my medical leave. When I finally found out who to call, it took me 6 calls to even get the Dean of Students on the phone. I left many messages and she, rather conveniently, could not find the time to call me back until after the last day you could get any money back after dropping a class. Also, when she said everything was taken care of, it was most certainly not. I began getting e-mails from my professors saying that they had never received proper notification of my leave and if they did not get it soon, they would have to mark me absent and i would fail the class. Some teachers would not give me the work I missed until they received the notification and I wound up having to drop an additional class as a result. After another 10 calls I finally got her to notify my professors and drop the other class. Now keep in mind that I was sleeping about 18 hours a day throughout all this. The other 6 hours I had to spend on the phone with the Dean of Students Office. It was completely ridiculous and I can't say that the people I talked to were anything but rude. When I finally got back to school, my roommate began staying up until 4 a.m. every night and keeping me up as well. I contacted my RD and asked to have my room changed immediately. I slept in the common room and on my friend's floor for 3 weeks before anyone in Residential Life did anything about it. In addition to the Dean of Students being rude on the phone, anyone you speak to about financial aid or loans is also incredibly rude on the phone. In fact there are probably only 10 staff members that I spoke to that I did not find to be rude.

    Did learn a lot

    I only attended UHa for my freshman year. I took a lot of unnecessary intro courses, such as Intro to Computers. I was a Multimedia Web Design and Development major. If I couldn't figure out how to use the Microsoft Office Suite, I should have chosen a major that was not in technology. The class was a complete joke. The Rhetoric and Writing classes had busy work curriculum. I did not learn a single thing in either of them and I was taking them on the honors level. I did most of my learning at my job in the Faculty Center for Learning Development (FCLD), where I could apply what I learned in my AUCT150 class on HTML and CSS. I had previous knowledge of HTML and CSS so what I did learn in that class was minimal. Also the exams for that class were online so the majority of students just opened another tab in Firefox and Googled for answers.

  • 08/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY TO LIVE IN HAWK HALL FOR YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR! I lived in both the complexes and Hawk Hall. Hawk Hall could pass as a 5 star hotel, and its brand new! The essay you have to write is literally only a paragraph or two...and well worth the time. You get out of college what you put into it. Hartford may not be the most prestigious institution, but if you work hard and get involved you will walk away with a great degree and a large network of people to rely on.

    Bang for the buck

    Hartford is well known for being extremely generous in the financial aid department. They make it easy for most students to afford a private university.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is a great size; not too big, but large enough that you meet new people all the time. I agree there is not a lot going on on the weekends but most people stick around. If you have a good group of friends its not so bad. They offer trips off campus and other club type activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The first year at any college, you will have to take classes outside of your major. Hartford has All University Curriculum classes (normally referred to as Gen-Eds). The classes fall under the categories of Arts, Culture, Technology and Science. Most students get to take classes in their major/department their first year (espescially students in the art and music school). The majority of the professors really care about their students (giving out private email addresses and even phone numbers, in case you are having problems).

  • 01/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 3 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Perfect school for people who do drugs, drink, smoke, and enjoy parties. Seriously, if you are thinking about applying to the Hartt School and are planning on being a goodie goodie, go somewhere else and save yourself the trouble of doing transfer applications like I have been doing for the past month.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be ready to be ignored. The staff will pretend to be enthusiastic to help you until enter the school. It's impossible to get anything done unless you go to their office a few times and stick whatever you need to get done in their face, and maybe they will sit down and work stuff out with you. 2. Hawk hall? I've never lived in the Hawk hall, but everyone around me seems to enjoy it, and the condition of the building is way better than the freshman dorms. Also you have the option of living off campus during your freshman year. If you are not a very social person like me, it would be a good option to consider. But you will have to own a car because the neighborhood is very dangerous. 3. The Hartt School is not as great as you think. I think the Hartt School received its fame in the 1980s, but since then it has deteriorated. Lack of dedication from many of the students and the non-responsive administrative faculty are my major complaints. 4. If you have already taken a tour of the campus. Yes, it is a very attractive campus with all the greenery and the river that runs through. Occasionally you will see ducks, geese, chipmunks, and some other animals not known to me. So bring a camera, the scenery is in your tuition.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is overpriced here. It really makes you wonder where the $44,000 tuition goes to when you see the condition of the buildings here, and consider the fact that most professors are adjunct professors, which means they don't get paid a lot.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school gives me the impression that almost everyone does drugs and drinks on weekends. I am not sure about everyone having sex, but I was kept out of my room a few times, the latest until 2 in the morning because he had someone over. It's definitely a partying school, so if you are not the partying type like myself, I would recommend that you pay a few hundred dollars a semester to have your car on campus. It gets quite boring around here during weekends when everyone around you are at parties and you are alone in your dorm because you don't drink.

    Am learning a lot

    Although there are some classes that are worth a while, many classes are a waste of time. Same goes to the professors. As a music major, the reason I decided to attend University of Hartford is because of the particular professor I would like to study with. Most of the professors are adjunct professors, some are very enthusiastic, some don't care about anything. I would not say that I have learned nothing, but I would not say that I have learned enough to make myself feel satisfied either.

  • 01/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Super great for Music and Performance majors. This school is also great for students that are coming to gain a new type of experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the school with a positive attitude and things will go well. You will meet people here that you will end up knowing for a lifetime and you will also enjoy your classes. It's the best of both worlds. Make sure it is your decision to come to school and also be open to new things and people.

    Bang for the buck

    Now even though the University has these positive aspects one it's negative aspects is the cost of the school. It is very expensive but the experience you gain here is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    My frist semester at the University of Hartford was a rough one, I did not know anyone and it did take a while for me to meet people. That is expected though, it happens at every college or university. The people here are friendly and help lend a helping hand but then depends on the type of person you are, whether your receptive or more withdrawn. It is a diverse campus, not so much in race but in interest, your bound to find a group of freinds that have the same interest as you. The school also offers clubs for everything and if you feel that their isn't a club for you, you can go start your own club. There are occassional social gatherings. Music is pretty big on our campus. That comes from the Hartt School on campus. I believe they're ranked the third best music school in the nation. The campus also has beautiful scenery. Personally, I have meet a group of friends here that I can not imagine living without. I can definitely say that I met my long life true friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I am now in my sophmore year at the University of Hartford. Since I have been here, I can truly say that I have gained alot of knowledge that will better myself in the future, not only in my career but life in general. When you start your freshman year you may touch one or two of your major intended classes, but mostly you will be taking alot of general education courses. The professors at the University are well trained have years of experience under their belt. They all have their unique teaching style, which a lot of the students find entertaining and easy to understand. The advisors that are assigned to you guide you through your academic college experience. They let you know what courses or classes you have to take and depending on the advisor some may take the time to ask about your personal life. All in all the University designs a map for you to finish your four years but it is up to the individual student to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music majors (one of the top music schools in the country), Business majors (one of the top business schools in the country, Engineering, Law, and Medicine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to a school because of your friends, family, or for one specific reason. I came to this school because it offered not only a good education, but they offered my major. The alumni that have come out this institute are successful. The career opportunities and internships are endless. I didn't know anyone when I came here, but I made friends. I had no idea of the weather. I'm from Georgia and its colder here. Bring a big coat for the southerners and lots of clothes. Go into a school undecided is very risky. You will take a lot of unnecessary courses if you don't choose a major. Choosing major will help you get what you need out the way

    Bang for the buck

    Its very expensive to go here. Even with a scholarship. Its worth the money, but it cost so much. But you always have to pay more for quality.

    Am enjoying being here

    Of Course I enjoy being here. There's a very comfortable environment. On top of getting a good education, I'm having fun as well. There are plenty of things to do. There is great food and great people.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning many things I don't believe I would have learned anywhere else. The classes I take are very helpful. I like how the curriculum is so challenging. The instructors are very experienced and have great background. All of my classes are related to my major.

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Hartford is really such a diverse school with so many types of people anyone could find a place here. But art students would love it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the campus, find everything they have to offer and use it. Hartford has a lot of hidden treasures like the awesome career services office. Build connections and friendships with everyone including professors. A lot of them are powerful voices in their field, like one of my professors who basically got me an internship. All because he knew me beyond the class.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other private colleges, Hartford really does make it affordable to get your degree. I personally ended up with a pretty nice sized grant, and from what I've heard a lot of other students have too. So between the financial aid, and things like small class sizes, great professors, and overall quality of the education, I truly believe I'm getting more out of my tuition cost at Hartford than I would at any other college in Connecticut.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm meeting some pretty cool people, building friendships with some well connected professors, having a good amount of fun, and learning all at the same time. So even with the late homework filled nights nights I'm enjoying every minute of college at Hartford.

    Am learning a lot

    Between the core classes like Psychology and Improving Communications to my majors classes like Programming Foundations and Image Processes I'm learning more in a week than I did in a month back in high school. I Know for some that doesn't say much but I actually tried in high school. I will admit, I'm a Web Development Major and some of the classes weren't very challenging like the Intro To Computers Class but just like any school if your going into something you enjoy their will be overlap between what they teach and what you already know.

  • 05/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Communication and Art/Music students. This school prides itself solely on these programs and everything else seems to come secondary.

    Tips for prospective students

    LIVE IN HAWK HALL!!!! It's the best place to live Freshmen year and the essay is only a paragraph so apply for it. NETWORK!!!! You'd be surprised to discover what some of your professors careers are or were before teaching here. Get to know them and they'll be able to get into places. The same goes for the other students you see around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It could be cheaper, but they do give out a good chuck of financial aid. Try to get a work study though as that's the only way you can get a decent job on campus, if you're planning on working. And you most definitely won't immediately see where all the tuition money goes as some of the buildings and classrooms are really shabby.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is ok for a college, but it's all about what you make it. This is school prides itself on networking, and networking is the only way you'll be able to enjoy yourself here.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors are experienced in what they are teaching. Naturally you'll have one or two that haven't been in the field, career-wise, but for the most part all of them are. They are able to not only teach you what you need to know, but also give you tips from their own experience. Professors are also always willing and waiting for you to reach out to them if you ever need any help.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're a serious performer looking for a very rigorous music theatre program, come to the Hartt School! You want a little more training before auditioning for broadway, audition at Hartt! Our reputation is growing, so come make some connections here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! The Hartt School's music theatre program is relatively difficult to get into. We only select about 24 students out of the country. Have a lot of confidence at the audition!

    Bang for the buck

    The Hartt School is roughly $40,000 a year, including the individual voice lessons and coachings you receive to help build up your repertoire. I believe it's even more if you're living on campus, but this year I live off-campus close to school and am paying much less for a better quality of living. I'd certainly say this school is worth every penny. Just look at the caliber of our shows.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a lot of work to be a music theatre major at the Hartt School. Our classes start at 8:30 in the morning, and go pretty consistently through the day until 3:00pm or so. We do not have a typical college experience. As a sophomore, I have six dance classes a week, classes in acting, voice and speech, music theatre history, and individual vocal lessons and coachings. It's a lot of work, but they certainly push us here. And in order to succeed in such a competitive business, it's a good thing they don't let up on us.

    Am learning a lot

    I am attending the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, studying music theatre. I have grown so much as a performer just within the first year and a half of being here. The staff is incredible to work with- they all have experience in the fields of performing arts, with connections in LA and NYC. Our classes are small and direct, so there is always time for individual analysis with the teachers.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for Hawk Hall. It's the best housing a freshman can get. For transfer students, aim for The Village or Park River. If you can get away from the complexes, do it. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. Get involved. It sounds so cliche, but it really does make a difference. It helps to prevent boredom and allows you to meet people you probably would not meet in class. Try to meet different people and not just stick to one clique.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive. For a school that doesn't seem too well known, it may come off as overpriced. Definitely seek out scholarships and watch out for some unnecessary costs. If you can find something better for the same or lesser cost, go for it. It really depends what you're program you're looking into and how active you are within the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    With every school, it's what you make of it. I've joined a variety of extracurricular activities that allowed me to meet a variety of people. You can't expect the excitement to always come to you. Sometimes you have to go after it. At first I wasn't having the greatest time, but I became more involved and I like it a lot more now.

    Am learning a lot

    Depending on the professors you have, you can learn a great deal. Most of my professors had a Ph. D. and were really successful in their previous careers. I think you just have to show them that you're eager to learn and that you're motivated. Sometimes you just have to ask. Some are difficult to please, but I think that pushes you to try harder. You have to look into every learning opportunity and find a way to connect to the professors. If you have that connection, then I think you'll gain a different perspective of the learning aspect.

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Musicians/dancers/actors (Hartt school of music) Education majors Dedicated students Jewish students (large Jewish population)

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into other colleges' field experience programs and compare them to UHart, which starts you off in the field starting from day one. Be prepared to be challenged and work hard. Start saving your money now.

    Bang for the buck

    UHart is extremely expensive, which is the only downside of this university for me. However, scholarships, work study, and financial aid are always available, and our staff will work hard with you to get you the most money you are eligible for. Also, if you work as a Residence Assistant (RA), you get room and board free. There are lots of ways to make UHart financially possible, and it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The size of UHart is perfect. There are a lot of students, so there is always an opportunity to meet someone new, but it is still small enough that you will see familiar faces all the time. The classes are small (around 20 students), which makes for a more enjoyable education, and the social activities are numerous. There is greek life, which I am a part of, clubs, dances, concerts, free movies, anything you can think of, our Campus Activities Team (CAT) does. It's wonderful living here and attending UHart.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are challenging, but the professors are excellent and will be more than happy to assist you with anything. There are honors courses and classes for those so inclined, and many majors require hands-on learning, which is extremely helpful. For example, as an education major, I get to tutor in an elementary school. The unique hands-on learning helps me to learn more than I ever could in a classroom.

  • 11/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Like one-on-one learning environments (small class size), want to go home on the weekends; art,music, and theatre majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Shadow students, do overnight visits, make sure this is really where you want to be.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer really good scholarships so it isn't all that bad for a private school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Outside or the classes, the campus is really small, there is little to do, you can't walk anywhere, and everyone goes home on the weekend.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are great and are small so its a great learning environment for someone who likes professors to know who you are and its a lot easier to pay attention in class.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends. go to sporting events. see a concert.

    Food and Dining

    not many options. not many options on the meal plan. meal plan hours do not often accommodate schedules.

    Dorm Life

    buildings are old. laundry room is not taken care of. lack of security

    Academic Rigor

    the courses are challenging. the professors expect nothing short of quality work. they are here to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for scholarships. get to know people living within your resident hall. get involved

    In three sentences

    university of hartford gives a valuable education with the assistance of their helpful staff and professors. they care about each students needs in order to help them move forward. they are also interested in giving students a chance to get involved in the community.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not interested

    Clubs and Activities

    Women for Change, Women's Education and Leadership Fund, Psi Chi

    What to do for fun

    Downtown hartford is fun. Northeast Park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself in every area. The school does not force you to learn, you can breeze through or you can make something of your education. Many students slack and fail to graduate on time.

    In three sentences

    You get what you make of it. Research funding is limited, however when you are interested in running studies, if you impress the right people you can dominate your department.

  • 10/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people. Someone with a set major who can afford tuition. Someone who likes the rain and likes to meet new people. Do not go to Hillyer College, it will mess up your gpa.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is how you make it out to be. If you stay in your room all day and go home on the weekends then its gonna be pretty boring for you. But if you make new friends and take the time out to be with the social scene, then this place will be bearable. If it wasn't for the tuition, I definitely would have stayed here. It rains constantly, bring rain boots!! Also all freshman should apply for Hawk Hall. I live there and it is so amazing, so much better than the complexes and it is only a small paragraph you have to write to get in!

    Bang for the buck

    I thought I was getting a good deal. The financial aid they offered me took a chunk out of my tuition price and it seemed so amazing, but when I got my actual bill, I realized that this school is really expensive, lol. I also don't think its worth all of this money too, a lot of things are old and the classrooms use a lot of old computers. The libraries computers are pretty up to date though. With that aside, they really do give good financial aid out though, mine was just not enough for me. This is the main reason why I plan on transferring next year because I just can't afford this place.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made some really good friends that I will be in contact with in the future but sometimes there will be a night where I'm ready to party but there just isn't any where to go. Also the clubs are a lot of money if you plan on doing it every Thirsty Thursday. A lot of the parties on campus are drunk parties where they play beer pong and everything gets shut down so early! By 2 am everyone heads back to their room.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a freshman who is a Health Science major trying to become a Physical Therapist. Some of the classes are very informative but very hard at the same time. I am actually struggling with the sciences so I am planning on changing to Psychology either next semester or next year. My biological science class is a little useless even if its a requirement for my major. My professor reads from the lecture slides and there really is no point in going to the class, but the test can be very hard.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I have met so many people going into my class on the facebook page, everyone is friendly and I have also met some people in the upper classes. They really try hard for everyone to feel like they fit in

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions!

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a private university it is a bit expensive but I've enjoyed my time at school and I think I've gotten a lot back from the University so far.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have so much fun at UHA. It is really a great community where almost everyone gets along and there is always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I take something away from almost all my classes and I feel like they a relevant to my selected major. I also have a really wide options of elective classes to choose fun which makes the learning process more enjoyable.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students here at UHart tend to be carefree and very, very friendly. Almost always the person in front holds the door open for others coming through, which I think is very nice. (It's my personal pet-peeve; I've noticed that this is often an indication of a healthy, kind environment). My classmates would always help me when I had trouble figuring something out, and it was easy to make friends with the people sitting around me. The people at UHart are very easy to talk to. However, not everything is fun and games. They are also hardworking and won't hesitate to turn down an invite to a party if they know they have serious work to finish first. When I was having trouble finishing a Lit essay, my new friend urged me to finish, going with me to the library and keeping me from procrastinating on Facebook. So basically, I think UHart creates a positive environment for any type of serious student.

    Tips for prospective students

    College life is far better than high school, in my opinion. There is no 'busy-work' and students are left with plenty of time and the responsibility to do their own work. Just be certain to pay attention in lectures, take proper notes, and begin early on the many projects and papers assigned to you. Basically- don't procrastinate. As long as you manage your time well, I am sure you will do just fine in the college of your choice.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe UHart offers much for the money we students pay. I can see it's worth it; the professors are all very intelligent and professional, and are 'there for their students.' Although I had a little trouble at first with communication, after my Literature professor told me that I could -and should- come to him if I was having trouble I had no problems contacting my professors when I needed help; I would email them and arrange a time to meet and they would be very accommodating. The courses are also wonderful, and there were so many offered that I had trouble deciding which ones to take my first semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    Choosing UHart was one of the best decisions of my life. I was worried that I wouldn't fit in with college life and make friends, but surprisingly (or, perhaps, not so) I adjusted to life here very quickly. My first semester schedule included classes such as Freshman Dialogue, and Time Management that focused specifically on allowing new, incoming students to adjust to the college workload. Those proved to be very useful for me. Although registration week is a very busy time for college students, I was able to sign up for most of the courses I wanted. I relied heavily upon my freshman adviser for help with this, and she was more than willing to give me a hand. Although I know next semester I won't be able to see my new friends as often, I can always hang out with them after classes and am looking forward to making new friends during the new year.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a great many variety of courses offered at UHart. Since I am in the Honors program, many of them are vigorous and require more time and effort than most courses. However, it's worth it because we cover that much more material and go into depth, which I find especially wonderful if it is a topic I enjoy. There are also other easier courses. For example, I'm an English major and math is one subject I'm not good at. However, since 3 credits of math is required I was able to take the easiest math course available, one created specifically at UHart for students like me, called Contemporary Mathematics. I still learned a lot in that course, but the work load was reduced which was very convenient for me since my first semester I was busy writing multiple essays a week for my other, more intensive classes.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a shuttle bus that take students to shopping areas in West Hartford and to the West Farms Mall on the weekends. Hanging out with a group of friends at their rooms.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok . There are a few different dinning halls on campus opened at different hours. After a while some people tend to stick to only certain dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is good as long as you get along with your roommate and also with you floormates.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you know exactly what is being discussed in class and on the homework then classes should be easy

    Tips for prospective students

    When given a syllabus at the beginning of the semester make sure you keep it so u can refer back to it to see what assignment are do. Make a study group for each of your classes. If you are struggling with a class make sure you get a tutor immediately.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a small campus so many peoples faces become familiar to you. The class sizes are small so the Professors know who you are and are able to interact with their students. Most of the people on campus tend to be friendly.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    plenty of different choices

    Clubs and Activities

    there are sports and student council. something for everyone if you take the time to inquire.

    Great for these types of students

    there are great programs for bussiness, health care, and performing arts.

    Bang for the buck

    dont unwrap your books unless you know for a fact you will be using it. renting text books is usually a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    there are clubs and sports and greek life.

    Food and Dining

    there aren't alot of options. the food is the same week to week.

    Dorm Life

    most of the dorms are small and old looking. try to get into hawk hall the newly renovated dorm hall.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes prepare you for other classes you need or grad school. they aren't hard if you go to class and pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class. dont get caught up in all the partying and slack off. you'll regret it later.

    In three sentences

    I love the small class size and the interactions with the professors.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    plenty to do on campus and the city is just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    average food services.

    Dorm Life

    crowded at first but as the years go by your housing gets better.

    Academic Rigor

    if you show up for class and pay attention that's more than half the work done. put a little time into doing assignments and studying and you should have no problem passing classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    give yourself time to find your place and make friends.

    In three sentences

    a smaller university located next to a busy city. many of the classrooms and labs are relatively new making it an enjoyable place to learn. friendly and professional instructors and professors make it a great place to learn and expand yourself.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a various of clubs and organizations. They have clubs that focus on your major and also other things that you might be intersted in. you can also start your own club.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better. I think they should put more effort in the food because Commons food is not interseting to me.

    Dorm Life

    I like Hawk Hall, t is the best dorm to live in the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are really supportive and you get to know them. The classes are not big so you have a better chance for your professors to know you and they have office hours and they can also see you by appointment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and make sure they know you. you can do that by participating in class and going to them for help. Stay on task, no late assignments.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is welcoming and they try to make you feel at home. It is not a college party so you can focus more on your academics. I like it because it is not big and it was the only school that offered me the most financial aid.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    classes can be tough and teachers demanding, but that is how the real world is going to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for any and everything

    In three sentences

    I feel the school is well rounded, has many majors to look into and a very supportive teaching staff.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is responsible for watching the river to ensure that students are alerted that it may overflow and flood the parking lots. The place where the river overflows is directly next to the Public Safety building. HOWEVER, they failed to notice or inform students when the river flooded those lots in September 2011. If they couldn't watch the water level of a river, what does that say about their competence and ability to keep the campus safe?

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities. No frat houses in the area however.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs, and the school does give out a lot of money to those clubs. There are a few club sports; men's and women's ultimate frisbee, men's and women's rugby, and men's volleyball. There are concerts almost every day put on by the Hartt School of Music, which is actually one of the best music schools in the country. Of course no one besides the Hartt students and their friends go because the school doesn't publicize them.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that got really good SAT scores so they can get a really good scholarship from the school so they don't have to pay. People who don't like using the library. The library doesn't have enough computers, places to sit, or outlets. Physical therapy majors who can actually keep a 3.0. Its AMAZING, you don't have to re-apply to any schools and the graduate school is actually very cheap.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large anchor which various clubs like to paint. Fraternities often put the rocks in the river in the shape of their letters. People love to throw their cigaret butts all over the ground which is really nice if you like that.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is VERY expensive, and the dorms are by far over priced. However, if you do have good SAT scores, you can get decent scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of free RA programs, clubs and sporting events. The sports teams aren't great, but there is often free apparel or food given out.

    Food and Dining

    The food options aren't many, and repeated often. The hours to dine are odd, especially on the weekend. Meals are by far not worth what you pay for them.

    Dorm Life

    The complexes are ugly, the upper-class-men housing is cheap and poorly constructed. You can easily hear you neighbors through the walls, lean on the wall a little to hard? Make sure you don't fall through it!

    Academic Rigor

    Coming in freshman year I was told the physical therapy undergraduate program was extremely difficult and very hard to complete in just 3 years. Had I known what I now know about the classes, I could have easily completed the course work in 3 years instead of 4.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check the weather when you park your car, lots of the parking lots are in a flood zone. In September 2011 there was a huge flood ruining hundreds of car.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A little to over protective

    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in so much and I love it.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive school, but you're learning a lot.

    What to do for fun

    JOIN CLUBS! It saved my life.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible. I order out a lot.

    Dorm Life

    The prettiest living is the Freshman dorm, Hawk Hall and Park River. Other than that, it could be better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you don't mind going to school with many New Jersians/New Yorkers!

    In three sentences

    After this past year, I have really learned a lot at this school. It is very diverse and I enjoy the classes I'm taking. I look forward to continue my education here.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework on the school.

    In three sentences

    They don't care for their students. Their are some great professors. Student life is amazing.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to sports games. Join clubs, sports, etc. Go into the city.

    Food and Dining

    Commons is good for quantity. Village market is overpriced but that is to be expected at a college supermarket. Gengras is higher quality but lower quantity.

    Dorm Life

    Most RAs are decent. Hawk Hall is very nice. Even complexes are decent. Village apartments are good.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt like I was challenged just enough while still getting good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get into Hawk Hall if possible. Register for the classes you want at orientation. Stay on a consistent schedule each day.

    In three sentences

    Hartford has a wide variety of programs. Most of the professors are good. The athletics department is great.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Something fun to do would be to hang out with your friends and order chinese for delivery.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University is not that wonderful at communication. Ask a lot of questions if you need to or else they won't be answered.

    In three sentences

    The Hartt School is top notch. Everywhere else in the university is not as wonderful. Food and student affairs is lame.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 83

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do at Uhart. Whether you want to hang out with friends on the campus lawns and throw around a football, or if you want to drive down to Blue Back Square shopping plaza and walk around outside, there is always something to do. On the weekends there are get together's everwhere with fun music and great people!

    Food and Dining

    Campus food and dining is okay. Not my favorite, but they have such a wide variety of foods to choose from. If you want hamburgers they have that. If you want a sandwich or tacos, they have that as well. Even if you want cereal for dinner, it is an option.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. I love living on my own and not having my parents telling me what to do all day. I feel so much more grown up. You meet amazing people in and around the dorms. If you have a roommate who you do not get along with, it is easy to change rooms. There is really nothing to worry about when living in the dorms, just make sure you always lock your door before you go out!

    Academic Rigor

    Regardless of your major, you will have a lot of work. Most teachers will tell you to get in study groups and learn that way. Also, usage of the library helps keep you focused. If I were in my room studying, I would get nothing done.

    Tips for prospective students

    The major thing, that I learned the hard way, is go to EVERY class. Once you start skipping, you want to skip all the time. Also, make sure you read all the materials listed in your syllabus. The teachers are not assigning it for nothing! Last, if you are not good at a certain subject but need to take the class, look online at ratemyprofessor.com! Very useful when it comes to finding out who the most difficult teachers are.

    In three sentences

    I love the university of Hartford. Their teachers are amazing and make sure you understand everything. I would recommend this school to any high school senior!

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused!

    In three sentences

    Great school!

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A few mishaps, but not a lot to be alarmed of.

    Greek Life

    There are many different sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to join.

    Bang for the buck

    Way to expensive! Not worth almost $50,000 a year. Needs more things to do. Also needs a football team. Better dinner and food services.

    What to do for fun

    They're several parties on campus, also lots of nightclubs and bars surrounding. They're events on the college campus. There are also many neighboring colleges around. There are shuttles to many store locations and a city bus which picks you up from the front of the school.

    Food and Dining

    Hartford dining services become repetitive and tedious, after a while. Nothing seems to good after a few months. I dislike Hartford's cafeteria food a lot. It's not worth what you pay. Eat out!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Hartford aren't exactly a 5 star hotel, but they're pretty decent. By the time you make new friends and have new adventures together you won't even realize how bad your dorm conditions really are.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Hartford has many majors to offer. As small as Hartford is, I can say many students left the school successful, with a great future ahead if them. You can count on Hartford to constantly remind you of this. Hartford is known for their prestigious music school and business school. You can learn a lot from attending this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming into any school there should be a few things you must know and do to have a successful college experience. College is a place where you get to experience new things, so for my first tip: 1. Keep an open mind to new possibilities and opportunities. Keeping a close mind won't allow you to explore different aspects of college. Tip 2: Lower your expectations. When I was first attending Hartford, I had high expectations. Hartford hadn't met most of my expectations. Especially the fact it didn't have a football team; I was highly disappointed. I figured if I went in not expecting too much, I wouldn't have been so disappointed. Tip 3: Always stay on top of your own education career. Meaning use your Advisor for what he/she is meant for advice. You only control your school path. Advisors will not map your school path. They'll give you advice as to what you probably should do. Its okay to disagree with your advisor and begin following your own choices. Start figuring out what classes would go best with your major, how many credits you've taken so far, how long you intend on being in school for, and etc. I've attended Hillyer College; and many of my friends in Hillyer have told me how their advisor screw them over. Other friends I've spoke to told me they rarely met with their advisor and just chose to control their own path. They started speaking to professors and dean of their fields (majors). Tip 4: College is ultimately what you make it. Don't expect fun to come to you. Make your own adventures and fun. Make a group of good friends and just enjoy yourself. Remember academics first, yourself second, and friends third. Once in that order college will be everything you want it to be.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is very diverse, both racially and academically. There are several activities throughout the year to help students achieve their college experience. This school is located a few great places within the city of Hartford.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very close to a bad area in Hartford and Public Safety complicate a lot of issues that can and should be handled by state officials. They also involve state officials when it's something they could easily handle. So avoid behavior that will get you in trouble because it'll be a pain later. The dorms I live in are impenetrable. There's a security lock on each door, floor, and building. However, the apartments and Hawk Hall are much easier to get into. As long as you lock your door at appropriate times and have common sense when it comes to personal safety you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of frats and sororities of that's your thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for pretty much everything and if you cant find one that fits you and your friends could apply to make one.

    Great for these types of students

    There are all types of people on this campus. However, most of the students I come into contact with are dedicated, intelligent, and helpful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is quite beautiful and there are many secret and not so secret places you can go to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    If you take advantage of the resources and events the experience easily pays for itself. See if you apply for any financial aid and apply for as many scholarships as possible if you have your heart set on UHart.

    What to do for fun

    They have activities going on year around so be on the look out for posters and announcements for those!

    Food and Dining

    The dining system takes some getting used to and the food isn't always the best but overall its far better than anything I've had at school before. If you do get tired of the food you can always go to Konover and buy a sub, Taco Bell, or some groceries. They also do a good job of listening to student feedback and making change based on it.

    Dorm Life

    I love having a single close to academic side. The apartments are overrated and pricey. There's plenty do to if you keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events. There are also shuttles that take students to local entertainment spots for free. It's a great way to spend the weekend.

    Academic Rigor

    You will always be able to find help if you want it. Between the Student Service Center, free tutoring, and review sessions your Professor might hold, it's impossible to do poorly if you apply yourself and put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of any orientation and pre-school programs your college may be offering. You'll ease into college that much faster and maybe even make some friends. Also try getting into Hawk Hall. It really is a nice building with a good environment.

    In three sentences

    It's my second year here and I can't imagine going anywhere else. If you plan on going into Sciences or Engineering this is a great school for you.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 83

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    What to do for fun

    the thing that i do for fun is play sports with my family, cook , read, or do chores around the house.

    Food and Dining

    On the website i didn't look at dinning and food.

    Dorm Life

    I would rate the dorm life as a three the dorms are nice and comfortable, but i am not looking to stay in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic does count it has to do with your career. the rating that academic rigor is five. I gave the academics a five because they have all the academic that i am looking for in a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Hartford is the a great university for people who would like to major in business. the tips for prospective students i would recommend is business isn't one thing that people think which is sitting behind a desk your whole, there is many business that actually make you move around. it depends on you, what type of business you would like to work.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Hartford of University from the rating of one through five, i would rate a five. i would rate a five for University of Hartford because this college has the exact environment that i was looking for in a college and it has the major that i want to achieve for. i would like to recommend this university to anyone who is looking to major in business.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus is a safe environment.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big, and you are always able to tell when and who is rushing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 8's are where it is at.

    What to do for fun

    Go to games, join a club sport, become a part of greek life.

    Food and Dining

    Commons is okay once in awhile, GSU is pretty good but is all the way on academic side. There is Konover, which has a market taco bell, and subs. Hint: Make friends with an upper class man who has a kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    Get involved! Make friends with people on your floor, go to programs, and its not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor has a lot to do with you major, or how many majors/minors you have. Professor know you by name and are usually willing to work with you to help you out in a time of need. Take the time to get to know them and classes aren't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away! Jump at every opportunity to get involved. Do not let anyone hold you back, the best way to make college a good experience is by being active in the community.

    In three sentences

    Uhart is a fun school, it has its ups and down like every school does it just depends on what you are looking for in a school. It is a smaller sized school, but not to small. It usually has activities going on around campus, but can sometimes be a suitcase school.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe here! Even at 3 am on a Saturday, having to walk home by myself was no problem. You will probably run into someone you know. Campus is well lit--the light shining from Warner onto Alumni Plaza brightens the path for coming over the bridge, and there are few dark paths on campus to be wary of.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on your style. There is a lot going on in regards to the Hartt School and things CAT puts together. However, you will probably get bored fast on the weekends if you're not into the drinking scene.

    Food and Dining

    Gengras for lunch is great, but the dining hall for dinner is not! The food is sometimes tasteless and mushy. However, the grill is always open, and it's easy to just rely on a grilled cheese and a quesadilla. Hawk's Nest serves great food, it just gets tiring. Limit it to once or twice a week and you should be fine.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Hawk Hall, and my dorm was great. My room was wonderful although I didn't know my floormates well, I know many people in the complexes that got along well with their floors. Although the conditions of the comps are not great, it's a freshman dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    As an art student, I find my classes challenging but enjoyable. The two and a half hour studio classes I take allow me to complete most of my work in class. The other, academic classes I take require a substancial amount of effort, but nothing too overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you feel like you fit in here! The small class sizes and small campus ensure you will be seeing the same people over and over--make sure you are comfortable with your surroundings!

    In three sentences

    A small campus with an average student feel. Easy to socialize and get involved in. Feels familiar and safe.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Public Safety officers are the best! They are very friendly and really care about the welfare of all the kids on campus. When every I've had a problem they've always treated me respectfully and professionally and always seem to have a sense of compassion that not all cops have. Its great having them serve on campus.

    Greek Life

    We have over 10 fraternities and sororities on campus (that I know of). Its very popular on our campus and I know so many people who love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from. I can name them all so I'll name a few I've been apart of: Architecture Institute of America Students National Organization of Minority Architects National Organization of Leadership and Success Residence Hall Association Fellowship of Christian Athletes Global Ambassadors Club Ceramics Club Bible Talk Club Quidditch Club The list goes on.... :)

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone would love it here. There is something for everyone! Not many schools can say that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't call it unusual but we have a cool arcade in the basement of Gengrass Student Union that I recently visited after two years of being a student at the university. I never visited it before because there were always these weird, seemingly hard-core gamers down there but finally one day I did, and the were surprisingly the nicest bunch of kids ever. Its so fun down there and all the games are free!

    Bang for the buck

    Warning! Its really expensive, but I wouldn't call it a rip-off. You get so many great things for the price; great food, a huge and quiet library, short commutes to academic and residential areas, lush green scenery, and friendly people. You have to work hard to guarantee your money isn't wasted, but that is essentially what college is about anyway, right? By the way, when the Hart School of Performance offers concerts, plays, operas, or dance recitals or when there is an athletic event, its free for students. Absolutely free live entertainment!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Its the best way to make friends quickly and easily because you'll all have something in common. Its best to step out of your comfort zone and get to know other people doing something positive, especially when its interesting to you.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options here from the main Commons cafeteria, to Gengrass Student Union, to Konover Market; each place is unique and offers a wide variety of delicious choices.

    Dorm Life

    Don't miss out! The dorms here are clean and very nicely sized. They each have gigantic windows that offer views of the warm community feeling surrounding each living area. The freshman dorms are all situated together across from the Commons cafeteria and there is even an option to live in the newest freshman dorm, Hawk Hall, a modern, tall and colorful dormitory building in the middle of Alumni Plaza.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is the best of the best in my opinion. Its not Ivy League, but it is academically challenging. As a private institution, the University of Hartford is demanding as well as rewarding. The school has only a few thousand students, but what it lacks in size it makes up in administrative and student support. There is free tutoring available from the Student Success Center to ensure no good excuse for failure. Professors here offer tremendous support for their students, unlike traditional state-school approaches.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get sucked in to peer pressure! Find the right friends who are fun, but don't force you to do things you don't feel comfortable with. You are your own person and college is the place where you find yourself and grow into the adult you; don't spoil this great opportunity on people who don't truly care about you. College is where you can either create lifelong friendships or waste four years with knuckle-heads.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Hartford because it has a very diverse population of students. It has many different majors to choose from and lots of cool extracurricular activities to get involved in. I'd recommend attending this university because overall, the faculty and students really seem to respect one another and most people are friendly and welcoming.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety should be on speed dial! they will walk with you at night if you were at the library to late studying

    Greek Life

    Really Huge on Campus

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal Arts or just trying to meet a lot of new random people from around the world

    Bang for the buck

    Overall to pricey! But its fun and worth it sometimes

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event being thrown by clubs and of course there's a mall near by!

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus the first semester of your freshman year! This is probably the greatest impact on your college education.

    In three sentences

    They have a lot of activities to get involved in. Everyone is willing to help you.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is really good however you'll have to hit the gym asap to keep off that freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    No complaints. Very 'homey'

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely rigorous, but very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to have an amazing time and meet wonderful new people. The academics may be vigorous but it is well worth it. If you're looking for a smaller school with a focus on small classes, this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Hartford, or UofH, is a very diverse school which allows you to expand your cultural diversity. Located in the capitol of Connecticut, the school has a great location where there is always something to do. The University of Hartford will pose a great challenge that will grow anyone into a well rounded and diverse individual.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is extremely high, compare to other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Fun, what fun. You should be studying.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten on campus but I have seen their facilities and its not the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so i cant fairly judge, but I've heard some bad things

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    39 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    It's college.. I mean, come on..

    In three sentences

    I've heard so much good things about this school. I have many friends who go here. I really am looking forward to visiting!

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Im not sure im not in greek life.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a lot of money, but its been worth it so far.

    What to do for fun

    Hartford is a big city so there is always stuff to do around here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and Apply for as many scholarships as possible, the tuition is very high.

    In three sentences

    I have had and overall wonderful experience here so far. the faculty and staff have been very supportive, and helpful. the campus is beautiful.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    art, music, business, nursing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the village

    What to do for fun

    bar, clubs, red caps, greek life

    Tips for prospective students

    take a tour and get to know the school. go see it in person.

    In three sentences

    At the Art school i feel at home. its not a big campus, just the right size for me. therefore i never want to leave.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 83

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    ZBT is where it's at. Great group of bros. Everyone else is alright too.

    Food and Dining

    There's a taco bell, that's about it for anything that isn't going to make you immediately have indigestion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here if you're expecting a hustle and bustle type of atmosphere. It's pretty laid back, and there isn't a whole lot going on.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is alright. It's a nice little campus with not a whole lot going on, but the professors are generally pretty nice and everyone gets along pretty well. Campus life is nothing incredible, but it's not intolerable.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. There's usually always Public Safety around, and there are emergency polls with phones scattered through out the campus if you're ever in danger.

    Greek Life

    There aren't a crazy amount of fraternities and sororities on campus, but there are some. Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, and Zeta Beta Tau are some of the frats on campus. Freshman aren't allowed to rush until the second semester of freshman year, so I don't know too much about Greek Life, yet. I wouldn't say that it's an end all be all type of thing on campus though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs and acitivites available to join on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    I think it's great for any type of student as long as you're willing to work hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well there's one unusual tradition. Underneath of the bridge that you need to cross to get to the academic side of campus, there is a shallow river. Different fraternities and sororities go under the bridge and spell out their letters in the river using rocks. The letters usually change every other day. We also have midnight mania, which is a pretty fun tradition here. It's the first night that the men's basketball team is allowed to practice, so everyone goes to the gym to watch them practice. They have a lot of fun activities going on, and there's a real sense of school spirit!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth at the University of Hartford. You receive a quality education while having a great time!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do here for fun! Different organizations are always offering something fun and interesting to do. RAs usually offer fun things to do as well. If you want to get off campus there's a shuttle that runs everyday that will take you to different places off of campus, such as the mall, blue back square (a place with a lot of shopping and restaurants), etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good for the most part. Gengras Student Union has the BEST pita place and burger place. Hawks's Nest, which is kind of like a sports bar minus the alcohol, is also really cool, and the food in there is really good. Commons is usuallly good too, but it depends on what they have that day. You can always count on pizza and the salad bar, though!

    Dorm Life

    It has its ups and its downs, but overall it's a great experience to have. You start to miss having your own space and free laundry, but it's not too shabby. I'm lucky enough to have a roommate that I get along with, so that definitely makes it a lot easier.

    Academic Rigor

    As much fun as Hartford is, it's definitely a lot of work. I'm a biology major, so I take at least two labs per semester. My major is very specific and obviously science based, so that makes it harder than other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as many activities/clubs as you can. It's a great way to meet people! Also, definitely apply to live in Hawk Hall your freshman year. I know writing that essay seems pretty boring, but I totally wish I had done it! The building is super nice, and there's a bigger sense of community their in comparison to the complexes.

    In three sentences

    Whether you want to be a vocal performance major or a biology major, like me, Hartford is the place for you! Students come from all over the country, even all over the world to attend the university. The University of Hartford has a lot to offer.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always there when needed and are always on duty making sure everything is going as planned to campus rules.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a new club or activity being created or opening for anyone's' own pleasure.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I play basketball for intramural teams, play pool with some classmates, chill at some local locations on campus, most of all making new friends and finding more new activities on campus

    Food and Dining

    Food here can have there good or bad days especially at the school's commons area. However GSU is a great places to get the food a student feels more happy to get. Only problem is that GSU can close a bit early for some students' needs.

    Dorm Life

    Ive never lived in a dorm since ive became a student here because i live 5 minutes away, however Im always visiting a different classmates' dorm. The dorms are pretty simple, the regular dorms usually made up of freshman and a couple of other undergrads are a bit spaced in the rooms but also cramped for some. Regions, a placed more like roomed apartments are greatly more spaced out and can be contain of 2 to 4 people. Then there is the Campus Village which is like houses, mostly filled with seniors and also have great room. In generally, a student can bring many things from home to make themselves at home, however because i wanna not spend so much money i stay home to save.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great once you put your mind to it, most teachers are friendly to help out. Creating schedules of test reviews, quiz reviews and more to keep you u to pair. GPA calculations are fair and not so hard for students to keep up with. Finally there is a student success center where students can get tutors and extra help just in case the teachers themselves have busy schedules.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips i can give, as i am now a sophomore here, never let the college life take over your education. Many friends will be there and parties can happen on some days from time to time, however the friends you can make can also be the ones help you graduate. Don't let being lazy become the problems you'll have in college, an education by working hard is the best tip for the University of Hartford.

    In three sentences

    The University of Hartford is known to be a peaceful environment full of students who can find varieties of majors. The area is big enough to do what you feel you have to and small enough for easy ways to get around. Activities and sports of all kinds are just waiting for you to become a member of.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Do not let them fool you, only part of the school is located in West Hartford, even though they will boast about it. West Hartford is truly a rich and lovely neighborhood, but most of the campus is actually in one of the poorest communities in Connecticut. The contrast is shocking based on the direction in which you drive! For the most part however it is relatively safe

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of them to choose from. If you dont find what you are looking for, you can start one of your own

    Bang for the buck

    The recognized part of the university is the Hartt School and Barney School of Business. The school itself is not that highly rated. Ask anyone on campus why they came here and the most frequent answer will be that they gave the best financial aid. MANY students transfer after their first or second year. It is just not worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    If you do not drink, smoke or party, you are left out of the loop. The most I can say is that the Hartt School (music, dance and theatre) puts on a lot of performances and students get in free or at a discounted cost

    Food and Dining

    What can I say, it's college food....prepare your stomach

    Dorm Life

    Incoming freshmen should apply for hawk hall, everyone calls it the hotel of the campus.....everywhere else is not so great

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are manageable as long as you keep up....small class size for alot of the classes....the professors are generally understanding, easy to deal with and want you to do well

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a nice little school, love the small campus size, but if you can find a better rated school for the same cost, go for it.....then again, it's not all about the school, but the individual and what one makes of it. Oh, they are considering major cut backs in the programs offered, so call ahead to find out if your major will be on the chopping block

    In three sentences

    You can get the same education elsewhere for less. There is nothing special that makes it worth the cost, but they give good scholarships. Literally everyone gets free money in some form in order to attract students

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is decent, it's not as good as homemade. Dinning services only ends at 8PM so time management need to be a factor.

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty boring if you are the type of students that likes to go out because the school is in the middle of nowhere. There are a lot of music majors so they are playing music really loud and it might get annoying.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, the professors make sure you hand in assignments. Most professors take attendances and make sure you stay in class. Professors also have the power to drop students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to learn in a high school based environment, this is the place to go. All of their classes are under 25 students and all the professors make sure you do your assignments and everything is alright instead of lecturing classes which are over 100+ students and the professors don't really know you are their students unless you talk to them.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety can be useless sometimes. The campus is also pretty open! There's no protection at night... well, other than the occasional Public Safety car parked in a parking lot or near a complex. But when there's a legitimate emergency or problem, Public Safety can be reliable!

    Greek Life

    Great, as far as I can tell! I'm not a Greek Life type though, so I can't tell you much!

    Clubs and Activities

    You'll get involved, undoubtedly! All clubs that I've encountered are friendly and supportive, especially Spectrum (a Gay-Straight alliance club) and a club my friends started, the Reel Film Club!

    Great for these types of students

    Art students, music students, partiers. Literally. Art and music get a lot of support here! Also, UHart is considered a party school, for anyone's who's interested!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First week of Orientation is crazy! The Day Of Choices occurs and freshman get the option of doing one of several events, such as an afternoon by the pool (I did this, so much fun), paintballing (for a fee), hiking (another fee~), a trip to New York and a baseball game (more fees!), a tour around Hartford (free~), and many more! That's all I can think of...

    Bang for the buck

    Really expensive, but a great school! I want to know where a lot of my money is going though-- fees keep popping up randomly for me and as an art student, a $200 Lab Fee for a Lab I've never seen or used does not help when I can use that same $200 to buy much needed supplies!

    What to do for fun

    Check out campus events; they're not as cheesy as they sound and odds are, you'll walk away with free stuff at the end of the night! If you're not into that scene, there's always a party going on out in The Village! Most parties are usually broken up by 2am, but they're usually fun and you meet a lot of great people! Don't get caught up in the stories of drunken college students throwing raves out of their apartments; I've been to a bunch of Village frat parties and they've all been pretty cool and nobody was doing a keg-stand! (I wonder if I'll get in trouble for promoting such parties...) If partying's not up your alley, take the shuttle out on the town to Blueback Square, Bishop's Corner, or the Mall! Blueback is the place to be on a Saturday morning/afternoon, so you might have to fight for a seat on the bus! The shuttle on Fridays are usually packed for people trying to go to the mall, but it's fun! Sunday is more opportune, as less people are trying to go out! Go watch a movie or read a book at the library, have a Chinese Tea Ceremony at the Green Teahouse, eat a bunch at The Cheesecake Factory, or shop 'till you drop!

    Food and Dining

    I work for Aramark in the main dining hall and even I'm not that impressed with the food! There's usually a variety of foods out, but unless you're willing to experiment, you'll probably end up eating a slice of pizza, a burger from The Grill, or some ice cream and cookies topped with caramel and sprinkles for dinner! There has been some inconsistency with the quality of the food, but all-in-all the food is actually pretty tasty, but Commons has its days! Other places to get food: Hawks Nest, GSU, Market Deli, Taco Bell Express, or Village Market Express, Backstage Cafe. Hawks Nest has meal equivalencies (as does the Market Deli, GSU, and VME) and is a popular spot on campus at night because it's a sport's bar and music venue. The Backstage Cafe is far away, but a shuttle runs there! I've never eaten there personally, but I want to! GSU is the big meal place and everyone eats there at least once a day, at most! Food is really good there, esp. Einsteins Bagels!

    Dorm Life

    Living in B-Complex is literally PERFECT! I'm right in the center of things, and since I work on-campus through Aramark in Commons, I live right beside my job! The dorms are really nice-- I happen to live in a large room with one roommate; my dorm used to be a common room! Most people are generally respectful of noise-- but you'll always get a few rotten, probably intoxicated eggs screaming at 3 o'clock in the morning when you're trying to sleep for a 9 o'clock class! Residence Assistants live on every other floor and make rounds frequently and are always there to help and are fun to talk to! There are several upperclassman housing options to choose from; Park River, Regents, and The Village apartments. All of them are really nice, but if you want to cook more for yourself or have parties, Regents and The Village (respectively) are perfect for that!

    Academic Rigor

    I think all schools are pretty much on the same level when it comes to the difficulty of classes! I'm in the Hartford Art School and the standards I have to meet as an artist there are pretty high! Classes can be tough-- but this is college, what class can be so easy? However, there are many ways to find help and tutoring for courses, so it makes things simpler and less stressful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out! College can be a scary thing, but it's not as intimidating as it seems! Here at University of Hartford, there's always a person to help you. If one person can't help you for some reason, they'll guide you to someone who can! I was so afraid, being on my own for the first time. After talking with someone in the SSC (Student Success Center), I found solutions to my problems and felt at home, especially with friendly staff members checking in on me every now and then like they were my parents! On an unrelated note, for any incoming freshman living on campus-- try to live in either A or B complex or Hawk Hall! A-Complex is a freshman dorm and isn't as far away from all the action as C, D, E, or F complex! B-Complex is literally the perfect complex-- and I'm not just saying that because I live there now! It's right beside the main dining hall, Commons, it's backyard opens into Alumni Plaza (center where everything and everyone meets, Commons, path to The Village Market, bridge to the academic side of campus located here) so everything is way more easy to get to! Hawk Hall is great too-- I got into Hawk Hall but enjoyed living in the complexes so much that I refused! But it's a gorgeous building and the rooms are all really nice there! It's also right in Alumni Plaza, so it's convenient to live there!

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a wonderful school, situated in a quaint and quiet area in West Hartford, CT. The campus is the perfect size-- not too small, but small enough, clean, and beautiful. With a super-friendly staff, helpful Red Caps to guide you around campus when you're lost during the first week, and a very accepting and welcoming community, you'll never feel too alone there and you'll always have fun finding something to do!

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown area very close buy.

    Food and Dining

    Did not try any food, but it all looked and smelled good.

    Dorm Life

    Really nice dorms; clean and friendly. Out of dorms smoking area was not very appealing though.

    Academic Rigor

    State of the art classrooms and technology. Very nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. It gives a good feel for the place.

    In three sentences

    I really was stunned and amazed by the theater department. I enjoyed the segmented housing/learning areas. Everyone was very nice.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have Public Safety officers making rounds on the campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    Although there are no actual Houses on campus there is a strong following in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a cool paintball, frisbee, sports clubs and so many more.

    What to do for fun

    There are several different and eccentric clubs for those with any interests. There are many Open Mic shows and Karaoke as well. Along with band shows and live shows at one of our eating places.

    Food and Dining

    We have several dining places and many vegan/vegetarian friendly meals. Health is a priority here. Everything is within walking distance and we have a market, taco bell and a deli on campus that are open very late on weekdays. We also have a restaurant-like eating area where your food is brought to you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing because the stress of signing people in and out of the residences isn't there. You can have people in and out of your room at your pleasure-given the OK from your room mate. Also the pairing of room mates is extremely exact and accurate to our convertibility.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very passionate about their work and do whatever they can to meet the needs to their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend this university, you must work hard through high school and have something other than academic grades for the college to look at, it will give you a higher chance of being accepted.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford may be pricey but give generous scholarships to hardworking students and students they believe to have potential. The school is wonderful and I couldn't complain about a single thing.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    AWESOME!!! Go Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in Ultimate Frisbee and apart of Greek life, both which are great

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition on campus is spring fling it is in April and we have concerts and activities. It is a really fun weekend before finals. We had wale ludacris and Sammy adams

    Food and Dining

    the food is average, but its college so it is pretty decent. We have a homezone which has homecooked meals

    Dorm Life

    you only live in a dorm freshman year and they are old dorms but have a lot of space. After freshman year you can live in the village, park river or regents which are all apartment style. I live in the village and love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a lot from the students, and the classes can be challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Join anything you possibly can! A lot of students transfer because they are not involved in anything

    In three sentences

    It is a great school! Social life is fun. But in order to get stuff done you have to go through a lot of departments

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe at the University of Hartford. If you don't feel safe they provide the campus with emergency stations and there is public safety always circling the campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not very prominent on the campus but it is visible.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a numerous amount of clubs at the University of Hartford, that cover all interests and lifestyles. It is easy to join a club, however they require your commitment and participation.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Hartford is very expensive, however they provide students with merit excellence with scholarship that makes the decision process a little easier.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I usually like to stay to myself, or meet with my friends and attend campus events and sports games. I also like to meet new people and go off campus for activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the University of Hartford is very repetitive, however the quality is quite acceptable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at this institution is acceptable. It is safe, but not very private.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Hartford is challenging in their courses, however, some of the courses they require may be thought as unnecessary and cause the student to lack in effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending The University of Hartford, I would advise you to make sure that, that is the institution you would like to attend for sure. If they have what you are looking for, then I would recommend this institution.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford has been very useful in preparing me for my future endeavors. With the help of my adviser and from resources throughout the university, I am able to excel in my courses. The University of Hartford has also been great in making me feel comfortable at their institution.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus safety just going around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Got to call classes. The teachers do actually take attendance.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. I love how the teachers actually get to know you and how it is a small campus. Also, there are lots of opportunities to get involved in clubs and organizations.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is EVERYWHERE. They also have buttons you can press if you need an emergency pick up.

    Greek Life

    A lot of people are into Greek life but they aren't stuck up or crazy like other campus'.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wonderful! So many clubs to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to know their teachers.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive but you get what you pay for. What you pay for at this school is small class sizes and teachers who care.

    What to do for fun

    Study and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Commons gets very boring after a while but there are many options at the University.

    Dorm Life

    Apply to Hawk Hall or you will end up in the complexes which are smelly and gross.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult at some points, but made easier by teachers who care and an academic environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit campus before you decide this is your top choice. A small campus is not always right for every student. APPLY TO HAWK HALL.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a wonderful school for students who want one on one teacher student time. All of my professors are completely knowledgeable, skillful Doctors who know my name. Challenging school with wonderful programs and opportunities available.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety officers are a regular sight, however, since we are so close to Hartford, there have been several instances where other people have come onto campus and caused a disruption.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority but it is not affiliated with Panhel (official Greek life board for sororities) because of this, we have received negativity from other sororities but we are strong and will come through even better for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a part of an academic sorority and it has made my time at the University so much more satisfying and happy. I have made a lot of great friends and connections through Phi Gamma.

    Great for these types of students

    Very strong performing arts majors. All fine arts have a good department although there have been some recent cutbacks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Founders Day float contest each year. lots of fun to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is expensive, you will get a great education if you make the effort.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of sports events regularly. Tons of clubs and organizations on campus that you can get involved in. Greek life is also an option.

    Food and Dining

    The food sucks here but most students have access to a kitchen so there is the option of cooking yourself.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are slightly outdated, some outlets dont work in the apartments on campus but setup is nice. A lot of options in terms of living style.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are taken seriously, good professors. Array of honors classes available for even more rigorous course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    A lot of their programs are very strong, check with current students that are in the major you are interested in. School is expensive but they offer a lot of financial aid to students in need.

    In three sentences

    Great professors who are willing to help you if you go to them. Strong education department. Expensive but offer a lot of financial aid.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything in West Hartford center or Blue Back Square,

    Food and Dining

    Einsteins bagels are amazing, but they need more food choices on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live off campus, live in West Hartford, not Hartford.

    In three sentences

    The school psychology program is the best. The professors are amazing. Overall amazing university

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It just a great school, see it for yourself!

    What to do for fun

    There is always free concert! To come here and watch the students perform live!

    Food and Dining

    Subway is open 24/7!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is nothing else to say about this school except for, it a great school!

    In three sentences

    This university is wonderful! I am bless to come to America studying under these professor. After four of college, I am still going to continue with my education!

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    greek life is a good way to get involved, but if it's not your thing, there's plenty of other organizations and people to socialize with that aren't associated with the greeks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many students go off campus to the mall and Blue Back Square on the weekend. But on campus, most students get midnight sandwiches when they're up late studying.

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs, intramural sports, and outdoor activity

    Food and Dining

    Great food!

    Dorm Life

    Great residential halls especially as an upper classman

    Academic Rigor

    There's a level for everyone at this school

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as soon as you get here because the more people you know, the more likely you will to stay here all 4 years. Also, don't make your first trip home until Thanksgiving. Weekends on campus are always full of activities and you don't want to miss out.

    In three sentences

    A school for students who like to get involved in clubs and organizations. A smaller school for those students that want good relationships with their professors and peers. Spring time at Hartford is my favorite.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Going Greek is an AMAZING thing to do on this campus. There are several different options for males and females, and everyone promotes Greek unity.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, creative, fun-loving, community-driven people.

    What to do for fun

    Taking the shuttle to BlueBack Square, the mall, etc., going to performances, hanging out with friends and meeting people, going to a cappella shows.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all of the performances, exhibits, lectures, symposiums, etc. that are offered on campus. Become involved in the campus activities. Definitely check out the a cappella coalition's singing groups.

    In three sentences

    This school provides an amazing sense of spirit and community. It is great for any type of major, and provides you with incredible academic opportunities as well as extracurricular ones as well. The university is great at making students feel like they are noticed, because of its small size, and therefore you feel like you are a person, and not just a number.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no African American Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not that many clubs that you can enter.

    What to do for fun

    I have to go out of campus, to have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not so good, many students from the school don't even eat the food there. There is not many option of food to even choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are small, but the professor are not very helpful. You basically have to teach yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library must be your best friend! You have to study hard and work hard, to earn good grades. Professors don't always give out good grades.

    In three sentences

    The school is very expensive, Finical Aid is very low! They don't offer many tutoring programs, you have to go and help yourself.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent and is responsive to students in dangerous situations. Parking was difficult at first, but public safety has been very accommodating to the needs of the many commuter students that attend UHartt. There are close to campus and will be there in a flash when a student has a problem.

    Food and Dining

    There are different dining locations available on campus and have excellent food. Staff is fast, friendly, and courteous to every need. There is always a place to buy a cup of coffee!

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus due to being a grad student and having a part-time job. I have heard students speak highly of living on campus. I have visited the dorms and they look amazing, I feel jealous that I cannot live on campus due to my busy schedule!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter. All students are given assignments that allow them to think critically and use their best skills!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive in your educational pursuit! Keep close contact with your academic advisor, ask questions, and most of all study hard!

    In three sentences

    A small, but unique school that focuses on the needs and interests of every student. This school has wonderful professors and stimulating classes that challenge students on every level. Students will graduate from this school with a strong desire to find jobs in their academic major!

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    club sports

    Food and Dining

    food is delicious

    Dorm Life

    dorms are a good size

    Academic Rigor

    very good academics and helpful professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized and go out and join as many clubs as possible... NETWORK!!

    In three sentences

    The Environment is great! Students are open to be friends. The professors are helpful.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always accessible on campus. Public Safety releases reports of important safety concerns through text or email. Public Safety can be reached through phone, large blue help machines, on foot or in vehicles.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is growing! Regardless of your ethnic background or interest there is a fit for you. On campus there is a plethora of choices including Divine Nine, Hispanic, Jewish, and TONS more!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are is a diverse amount of clubs and activites on campus. Whatever your background or interests I am sure you'll find a perfect match.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student, the honor roll student, or traveler, party girl, or musician.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions include Midnight Mania, the opening to our school's basketball season. SOOOO FUN! Prizes, games, music, fun, and ended with a party. A few locations on campus include village lawn for socializing, alumni plaza for gatherings, gazebo for relaxing and feeding fish/ducks.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive, but has tons of tutoring, on campus jobs, counseling, and help for an all around college experience.

    What to do for fun

    I use full control of off campus shuttle transportation, to shop, go out to dinner, hookah, nails, hair, pick up prescriptions, whatever you chose to do in your free time. There are parties on and off campus. Also an array of on campus activities daily.

    Food and Dining

    Uhart has dining open from 7am to 1:30 am, ranging from buffet style eateries, diner, Taco Bell, Starbucks, a deli, and even an on campus grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life improves with your years on campus. Freshman style living is typical, but after that year you have more variety in your housing preference. You can live either in a dorm, suite, apartment, or house type of living depending upon your preference.

    Academic Rigor

    AMAZING! The school wants everyone to succeed. Scholarships and academic rewards for people performing exceptionally. Also tutoring, mentoring, and an Academic Success Center to help every student reach there full potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded. Go out and have fun. Keep your main goal as education and receiving a degree as a fore front. Take FULL advantage of everything UHart has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Fall 2013 I will be a junior at UHart. I think the school is amazing and has a lot to offer: athletics, tons of eateries, off campus shuttling, jobs, parties, fun, and everything else in between!

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, but the professors are all great and very understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school! Once you meet the Red Key tour guides, you're sure to want to come back and meet the exciting Red Caps at orientation!

    In three sentences

    Rigorous, but rewarding. Students who graduate from UHa (as we call it) have been very successful in finding internships and jobs. Come be a hawk!

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out, socialize. West Hartford and Hartford are 2 different places, both of which are fun. West Hartford is where the malls are, where all the fancy places to eat are, while Hartford is a night life type of area. There are buses on the weekends to take you to the malls and places to eat. My advice find a friend with a car or if you have one that's great too. Clubs and greek life are always an option too for on campus, they always hang out even if they don't have a meeting time, they also usually have events going often so attend those!

    Food and Dining

    This is my only problem with the school. The food isn't terrible, it's actually pretty decent. The choices are pretty lackluster though, there are two specials (one sometimes) a salad/sandwich bar, burger line, and international food which is pretty much the same thing everyday. I found myself eating about burgers every other day. You will have food pretty much any time though, early to late night there are places open so don't worry about starving so much

    Dorm Life

    Not the prettiest thing you will see for the most part. Freshman year you will have a basic double room usually and you have the option of choosing a roommate. Depending on where the room is it can be pretty spacious. My advice to you is to APPLY TO HAWK HALL! Those rooms are huge and pretty nice, wish I knew that before coming in. Then once freshman year is over you get the nice rooms, apartment style.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are always there to help, granted some professors have weird office hours, but if you can catch them they will answer any and all questions without hesitation. Your adviser is your best friend, take advantage of them get to know them and utilize how they can benefit you, like if you need a job on campus or a tutor or something let them know ASAP the sooner you get to them the better.

    Tips for prospective students

    School is expensive, but financial aid helps cut the cost tremendously, so don't worry about tuition too much.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a place where you have to apply yourself to get the best out of it, if you sit around in your room all day you will hate it because you will have nothing to do. Go out, meet people, socialize, join clubs or greek life, that's when you will enjoy your time here.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life on campus is one of the main reasons I stayed there. It is a fun and close knit community that always has something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Kids who like to and know how to have fun. And music students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our spring fling is usually something to be talked about. Its a big party weekend with musical performers.

    Bang for the buck

    The food quality, parking, and dorm life make the cost seem outrageous.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved in campus activities is really fun and helpful. There are a number of clubs and organizations, as well as events all year round.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch the freshman 15. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Hartford allows students to be a big fish in a small pond. With the number of resources and activities on campus it isn't hard to fit in and do well here. Hartford is a very accepting community.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    they have campus safety officers that are alway patrolling the campus and they do check the dorms and are an exceptional help if you get locked out of your room or loose something.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are just so many clubs and activities. and since they are a noncompetitive d-1 college a lot differentsports are available even thru a club.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a good college for people that are unsure about what they want to do, and especially wonderful for the motivation and support systems. All of the professors want nothing but the best for you; and they express it non-stop.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The actual class building are thru the woods and over the bridge from where the complexes are. Its a short lovely walk to class in the morning. =)

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a little high but they work with you on payment plans and it is more then worth the little extra dollar.

    What to do for fun

    By some catastrophe that there is nothing to do on campus, west hartford has its own fair share of activities to do for fun. There's baseball games, clubs, fun outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks!! Taco Bell!! Buffet!! -Need i say more. University of Hartford has many dinning choices and the food is so delicious. It's very well noted that they take care of their food and the people whom prepare the food are very good at it and enjoy what they do.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little different than a typical room filled with people and appliances. the rooms sleep two with desks, chairs, dresser. The entire floor shares a bathroom with two of each. Along with a lounge that the students can decorate themselves. Matter of fact the whole building is very secure so the chance of something or someone getting stolen is none!

    Academic Rigor

    I chose Hartford specifically for there academic rigor. They have special advisor to keep you on the straight and narrow. Along with special programs to keep you trucking even when the going gets a little hard to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    It might be a hard thing leaving home, mom, and dad, but Hartford has welcoming hands and a plethora of people that want nothing but the best. This isn't high-school and growing up is not a bad idea. However this college i believe is the best transition from high-school to the real world.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences University of Hartford has become my home away from home, and I have only been there for a tour, luncheon, and a bridge program. Everyone of the professors and faculty members, even the dean, want every student to excel and succeed. The campus is clean, well-kept, and beautiful sight to see!!

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Hartford has a beautiful campus. The class sizes are small and it is easy to connect with the professors. It is an overall great university.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because the back exit of the University leads to the projects (literally), campus security is stationed at the back and closes the gates at night. At the main entrance, there is always a security guard checking IDs at night, and campus security is always driving or stationed around campus.

    Greek Life

    Small Greek life, not overwhelming.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many options for clubs and they are all at inconvenient times. Most ran around Hartt rehearsal times or late at night when I want to be sleeping.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes - it's a division 1 school for basketball and good for lots of other athletes. Music ed students - Dr. Feierabend is famous and head of the music ed dept.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Under the bridge people smoke weed but that's about it. It's actually gross.

    Bang for the buck

    For a school with so much potential, you pay far too much for what you get. Especially Hartt kids. Even though we get great music education and training, we are only eligible for talent scholarships, not merit. I would have had to pay nothing for college if I could have received a merit scholarship from University of Hartford as well as my talent scholarship. Also, for the quality of education, food, amenities, and residential life, the school is not worth the $45,000.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much. Like I said, take advantage of the shuttles because the mall and shopping plazas are the only fun things to do around here. And still, it's only shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The only reason it gets one star is because pita wraps at Gengras are pretty good. Overall, the hours are terrible -- Gengras and Einstein Bagels close on weekends, and Commons closes at 6:30 pm on weekends. The food makes you sick and is really gross. A lot of it is fast food, too.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on where you live. I live in Hawk Hall, which is a very nice Freshman dorm with different themes on different floors (I live in honors). However, the complexes are very old and smell strange.

    Academic Rigor

    The only reason I give it two stars rather than one is because classes at the Hartt school can be a little bit challenging. But overall, the classes are much too easy and the professors don't always put a lot of effort in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay away from the burritos at Commons, bring breakfast foods for weekends because they don't serve real food until 11:30 am, and stay away from the bridge at night unless you want to smell marijuana. Take advantage of the shuttle off-campus because they don't run often, and it's nice to get off campus.

    In three sentences

    I would give University of Hartford 2/5 stars because of its lack of academic rigor, its location, food, and its campus life. The professors do not challenge you at all; in fact, in my HONORS philosophy class I have watched 3 movies, there is not much to do around campus or off-campus, as shuttles only run on weekends and make you come back to campus before 8pm on a Saturday night. Also, the food is horrible and it has made me sick so many times, especially food from Commons.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good. Haven't heard of or seen anything bad happen yet in my three years here.

    Greek Life

    Smaller than most schools, but it's growing. It's a lot of fun, there is always something to do, and you meet a ton of people through it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've heard they're great to be involved in and that there are many opportunities and selections.

    What to do for fun

    Most things are off campus. There's a great hiking trail (Talcott Mt./ Hubline Tower). Bars are all downtown. Some open parties off campus. On campus; there are many activites that SGA, CAT, or Greek Life will put together and there is almost always something on the schedule.

    Food and Dining

    Gengras is good and Commons is fine, could use a little upgrading.

    Dorm Life

    For Freshman, the dorms this year just got an exterior facelift and they look a lot nicer. The insides could use a little bit of work. For Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors living on campus, the village is a blast. Regents is okay... And Park River, I have never really experienced, but it's a little bit nicer than Regents. If you want quiet, then Park River is the place to be. It's nice to have the opportunity to assemble your own apartment and fill it with your own furniture (for the village).

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't be able to rate this. Each professor is different. CETA programs, I would say are pretty strict. I'm not sure about the other schools though.

    In three sentences

    Being involved with the University is very important, otherwise there is nothing to do and you will most likely end up transferring. The people who attend this university are one of a kind and are meant to be here. There are so many great opportunities being at the University of Hartford.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join lots of clubs and make friends

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better

    Dorm Life

    Hawk hall is nice. bathrooms are dirty !

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the library and tutors, they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Hillyer College is very good. Financial aid office is bad at their job. The dorms are not very clean.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is fantastic. It's called public safety, and they are everywhere at any moment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sucks.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers. Music students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Setting dumpsters on fire during spring fling.

    What to do for fun

    Good transportation system for outside the university.

    Food and Dining

    There's a cool sandwich place where you can buy sandwiches after 10PM. Consuming the food from the main dining hall (Commons) will cause constant and extreme bowel movements. The on campus market is horrifically expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There are about two good places on this campus in which to live. The rest are trashy freshman dorms or trashy apartments and suites. And the RAs are useless.

    Academic Rigor

    For the exception of the Hartt School of Music and Dance, the academics at this college are quite honestly pretty horrendous. They aren't very challenging and the peers are not enthusiastic.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The public safety department at the University of Hartford does an excellent job to ensure safety. They constantly patrol the school and parking lots and are always there when you need them to help out with car trouble or anything else they can assist with.

    Greek Life

    They do offer this program, and though I am not involved I am told it is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different kinds of clubs. There are the usual ones, for example, Student Government and Yearbook, but, they offer TV and Radios clubs and religious clubs, as well. They have special movie nights and bands come to play at the Hawks Nests.

    Great for these types of students

    There are places where you can have some peace and quiet. Sometimes I just want to be focused on my studies, and other times I don't mind a little distraction.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The university offers the Hawks Nest, where you can hang out, eat and drink and listen to bands. This is also a nice place to get together with friends and just have a fun time.

    Bang for the buck

    If you choose meal plan whether a commuter, like me, or a resident student, you save a great deal of money. Also, the public transportation offered to students would help, as you wouldn't have to pay for gas and parking if you were to leave the campus for any reason.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers transportation to outside activities and malls. You can shop or eat nearby. It is located close to our capital, Hartford, Ct, which offers a variety of entertainment, which includes, but is not limited to, movie theaters, Webster Arena, XL Center, and nightclubs.

    Food and Dining

    The university offers many different choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat at the University Commons. There is also a Taco Bell and Starbucks expresses.

    Dorm Life

    I can't comment on the dorm life, as I am a commuter student, but I am told that the dorms are safety and has all a student needs.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are excellent as they offer a variety of courses to take. This is whether you are looking for specialized math or sciences, university courses or those that are according to your career choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour and schedule a private meeting to see and hear about all the amenities the university offers. Meeting with an academic advisor can also help, as they helped me, to choose the program/degree to prepare and study for.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Hartford 10 out 10. The school offers many different courses to fulfill anyones careers choices. Also, the professors are so knowledgeable about their professions and the campus is beautiful.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This school is really expensive and it was not this expensive in recent years.

    What to do for fun

    There will always be parties on the weekends for students from Greek Life. You can do extra curricular activities like football, rugby, volleyball, etc. Go off campus into downtown on the weekends to experience the Night Life.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a lot better. You will get tired of the food on campus. You will see yourself ordering lots of food that is not on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very comfortable but they are very cold during the winter time. They are very very hot during the summer time and spring semesters. The dorm life experience really depends on where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    Always push yourself because in the end it will be worth it. All the time that you put into studying, it will benefit you on your exams and in the class. Also always stay focused on why you went to the college you chose.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are doing nothing and are bored, study. Always review your notes before you go out and have fun. Try to stay away from peer pressure and things that you do not want to do.

    In three sentences

    UHART is a school based on a very well balanced education program. The Greek life is very welcoming. And the professors here encourage their students to do well here.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and Public Safety is all around campus 24/7.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of sports games, theaters, parties, and DJ events around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options all over campus. Times are also very convenient. It is easy to stay healthy while maintaing variety.

    Dorm Life

    Regular dorms are fine and have a community bathroom. Hawk Hall is another freshmen option where you have to write an essay to get in. This building is newer and features a better cleaning staff and more laundry rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Take honor classes to challenge yourself and the professors there are better.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are auditioning, plan on checking the website to be well informed on all the guidelines. Apply online and check the dates.

    In three sentences

    This University is really welcoming and safe. The staff is very supportive and helpful. I attend the Hartt School for performing arts where the program is intense and professional.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    PS is always around. The campus is very safe

    Greek Life

    It's alright. Definitely not huge

    Clubs and Activities

    Great clubs, and greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes the fraternities rearrange the rocks underneath the bridge to spell out their letters or just something funny. We made Buzzfeed!

    Bang for the buck

    They give out great scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Find some great friends and get creative!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options like Commons, Extreme Pita, Einsteins (the favorite), Hawk's Nest, Konover... etc. It can be very unhealthy though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old and need updating. The newest option is Hawk Hall but it is only for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but extremely rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like sports and want an enthusiastic student body, this school isn't for you.

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a little known gem. The academics are very strong in every school. The dorms could use some updating but they are not bad.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They say they have blue lights all over campus, but I can only think of like two off of the top of my head.....compared to when you drive by the UConn law campus, you can see blue lights every so many yards. It could be safer, considering the area the campus lies near, but nothing ever really happens too out of the ordinary. Just lock your door when you leave your room, you'll be alright.

    Greek Life

    A very friendly community. Greek unity is very strong here, people have close friends from other chapters in every single chapter. Chapters are very small, the largest being about 55 members, so everyone really gets to know one another, and chapters differ in their personalities and interests, rather than the stereotype of fitting the look. Thats a pretty cool thing about the Greek community here.

    Great for these types of students

    Art students, theater/dance/music students (the art and hart schools offer very good programs) Resilient, go-with-the-flow kind of people; a person that makes the best of a situation. Sometimes, plans are scarce on the weekends, and your fun relies on who you choose to spend your time with and how you make it while you're there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Super Bowl Dumpster Fire

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition just seems ridiculously high for the life students live here. For a state that is so accustomed to snow in the winter, the university really needs to learn to keep up with the plowing of roads and ESPECIALLY sidewalks. Every day when I step out my front door in the winter, I almost break my neck from the amount of ice that hardened under the unplowed areas of snow. What are we paying for if such simple tasks can't be met? The grass is never well-kept either in the spring, especially in high traffic areas, it can turn into a mud pit sometimes. Anyone is allowed to have a car on campus, but there is barely enough parking available, and the cost is RIDICULOUS.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life or join a club or a team. Lots of shopping nearby, West Farms mall is nice, and Blue Back Square is very charming. Bishops corner is okay too, theres a Marshall's there. Downtown Hartford's night life is pretty decent. Thursdays....everybody knows. (if you're 21+...)

    Food and Dining

    I hear they're re-doing commons? The quality of the food is sometimes questionable, and people avoid commons because they usually have to hit the restrooms 20 minutes later. The Hawk's Nest is alright, but the choices of food never change, and the service is SO SLOW. On top of that, they always mess up. Gengras is the best dining option for sure, but it's closed on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    The complexes........ I lived in Dirty D Comp, it was the spot at the time. The dorms look like government housing or something, but they're slowly but surely making improvements. RA's are actually really, really nice and for the most part cool/interesting people. Freshman have no choice, they all have to live in the complexes. At least they have AC. The Village is the party spot for sure, considering it is mostly upperclassmen living with pre-arranged groups of friends in apartment-style dorms. The apartments have a full kitchen and everything. They would be pretty nice if they weren't so run down, but regardless, its still a good time. Warm weather brings EVERYONE outside in all 7 quads. If you look at a map of the school and make proper inferences, you can most likely guess where the 24 hour quiet-hour apartments are, and where the party apartments are. Park River is hallway-style apartments, and it is the newest and nicest place to live on campus. Park River is the only upperclassmen housing that is air conditioned, and it is located right near the market. Don't know much more about it. Regents is the worst. Walking through the halls of regents feels like you are walking down one of those collapsable hallways that you take to board an airplane. It is so, SO loud, because the walls are so thin, residents can hear every move practically anyone in their whole wing makes. That really isn't dramatic, either. The good thing about Regents: BIG bathroom mirror, and BIG closets with built in organizing shelfs and drawers.

    Academic Rigor

    Hillyer kind of ruined my life :/ don't do it if you don't have to!! If you are planning on going into the Education field after Hillyer, you WILL become a 5th year senior.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Don't do Hillyer if you don't have to.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    God awful

    What to do for fun

    Nothing

    Academic Rigor

    So all in all it's over priced. Boring. Biggest waste of time university.

    Tips for prospective students

    The bars now suck since they don't accept your fakes anymore. Pretty much your sitting on with your thumb up your a** every weekend . The food well, I think they serve better food to inmates in jail. I've been charged every year I've lived in campus (3 years) for damages that didn't even exist which is impossible to fight with res life..

    In three sentences

    University of Hartford is a joke of a college. Academically any individual with sub human intelligence can pass a coarse. There's a remedial college within the university. Like what is that? Most importantly there are a huge group of the weirdest most socially awkward people I've ever seen in my life. There's nothing to do on weekends unless your in our joke which is called Greek life .

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are very few clubs and they don't meet or host activities often

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to drink and go crazy and not have to work very hard in class you might enjoy this place.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly not much. There's nothing within walking distance. If you have a care there's a couple nice shopping places and a movie theater, if you don't have a car you have to use the unreliable campus shopping shuttle to get to these places and that only runs on weekends in the afternoon.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine except on weekends when the only good things are pizza and burgers and hot dogs (which gets old) but trust me it's nothing to write home about and many nights I'd prefer a TV dinner out of the microwave.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm has cinder block walls and is fairly dingy and reminds me of a low level security prison.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes aren't challenging and it seems a majority of the students here don't care about being in class at all which makes matters worse and makes the professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly I can't wait to get out so my tip is really just don't come here.

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshman here and I can't wait to transfer next year. The academics at this school are generally a waste of time and not at all challenging and the only extracurricular that's popular is substance abuse. Add to that the dumpy dorms and the mediocre food and you've got a school that isn't worth the tuition or the time.

  • 04/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Don't get me wrong it is safe. But I carry mace just incase.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't as many as I would have liked. I am a very social and out going person.

    Great for these types of students

    Quite, social in small groups.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a time capsule in Alumni Plaza

    Bang for the buck

    No, this school is NOT worth the 50,000

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go see what is happening in the Hartt and Art schools.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great...if you avoid Hawks Nest. GSU has great dining options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not so nice. You shave a room and share a bathroom with 10-12 others.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a pretty intense program, there is a lot of corse work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good group of friends. Also ask professors for help.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice campus with a great staff and student body. But it was not the right fit for me. The school was to small.

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Open campus, so anyone can come on at literally ANY time. Doesn't make you feel so safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty much a joke. DG and SK are the more elite sororities, but its all about who you know/ how hard you party. SDT and AZD are the middle, then there's DZ and PM, there the lowest.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in any sorts of clubs, but I guess theres a lot since you hear about them all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Art Majors, Dance Majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Smoke your illegal things under the bridge connecting the academic side of campus and the residential side.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the 50,000 a year, and on top of that they nickel and dime you for everything.

    What to do for fun

    Drink.

    Food and Dining

    Its horrible at first, but you get used to commons really easily. GSU is always worth the walk. Hawks nest is actually the dirtiest place to eat, but sometimes it doesn't even matter.

    Dorm Life

    The complexes are run down and desperately needing improvements. D comp just got all new furniture, and they don't have that disgusting carpeting. Laundry sucks, and it's in the basement of on of the buildings in each complex. For example: All of D comp does their laundry in Smith's basement.

    Academic Rigor

    I was in Hillyer, and the classes are complete bullshit. Just do your best. They are usually really small, even up to 8 kids per class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get into hawk hall, because the freshman dorms are like called the projects for a reason. Commons sucks, and the walk to GSU is always worth it. Make sure the dryer doors are completely closed or your clothes will end up all over the floor. Make sure you get a good advisor because that could screw your entire academic career up. Most people transfer out after two years because of HIllyer so don't be surprised when your friends start leaving. Russian Lady just started scanning ID's, but get a fake anyway because they'll stop when the cops back off. Temple Street is a GREAT idea to live after freshman year, but your goona need a car there. Its right in the city and basically right across from the bar.

    In three sentences

    A decent school for art and dance majors. For anyone else you can get a better education at half the cost. The buildings are very run down and old.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety takes care of all of the problems on campus. They are always on patrol and just a phone call away. If there is something you need they will always come running just for you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very strong on the University of Hartford campus. There are so many choices of fraternities and sororities to choose from that would love to invite another member into their organization. It is a pleasure to be apart of a group of wonderful people and I would urge you to look into them when you arrive.

    Clubs and Activities

    I remember the first club fair that I went to. So many organization and club members out there trying to get people to join. There are so many options to choose from like the gospel choir, the Caribbean student association, and dj club.

    What to do for fun

    Each and every week resident assistants and directors offer a variety of things to do. From a casino themed game night to a showing of the latest movie that premiered. When it's a nice sunny day the university sets up a carnival with free cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, and mini games.

    Food and Dining

    If you're looking for a scoop of ice-cream or a nice roast beef dinner, you're just a swipe away. From 7am to 1:30am, there are many options to choose from that would satisfy your cravings. The university offers a market packed with your everyday needs, Einstein's bagel for your breakfast meal, and a deli for those who want to watch their weight.

    Dorm Life

    From the freshmen complexes to the upperclassmen villages, it's a great way to interact with people from all over the world. If you ever need help or guidance with an assignment, your roommate and friend are just a few steps away. Most people are as ecstatic as you will be and love yo engage in new things.

    Academic Rigor

    From the first day of class, your professor will tell advise you to start a study group or get involved with the tutoring lab. The library has many computers, quiet rooms, and cubicles where you can focus so you can put the most attention into your work. The amount of work is not too heavy but just the right amount so you could understand it and apply it to your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before packing your bags to depart to school, make sure you pack an alarm clock because it's going to be hard to wake up from all the fun you're going to have. Always have a student planner with you so you can manage your time and know where you're heading next. Make sure you put the books down sometimes and enjoy your college life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Hartford has the most a student could ever need. From academic help to planning activities that would get everyone involved. There's so much to do in so little time.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Very beneficial and fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Recommend to join Red Caps!

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs and clubs to join and as long as you make friends you can have a lot of fun on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious! Enough Said!

    Dorm Life

    Very comfortable and feel right at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Very extensive and helpful system.

    Tips for prospective students

    To just follow up on updates and anything important to pay attention to so that you have a smooth transition. And to go to as many orientations and events as you can to help with the process.

    In three sentences

    This university was a great choice for me and was one of my top choices so I was thrilled when I got accepted. They have a beautiful and comfortable environment and establishment that I will be glad to be staying in for the next four years. I would highly recommend students to this school.

  • 06/19/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a shuttle that take you to the mall

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very direct to major.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring linens for orientation be nice

    In three sentences

    This is a great school and i enjoyed the orientation. I can't wait to attend. It was a great experience.