University of Hartford: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Hartford

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The University of Hartford is a private university with an acceptance rate of 71%. Chartered in 1957, the University of Hartford is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 programs within the university's seven schools and colleges. Communication Studies and Medical Radiologic Technology are among the most popular undergraduate programs. The University of Hartford values personal attention, something they support with a healthy 9-to-1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Hartford Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference.

Considering applying to University of Hartford? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Hartford had an acceptance rate of 71%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 71 students were admitted, making Hartford's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 15,166
Percent Admitted 71%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 11%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Hartford has a test-optional standardized testing policy for most applicants. Students applying to Hartford may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 53% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 630
Math 520 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of University of Hartford's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Hartford scored between 530 and 630, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher is competitive for University of Hartford.

Requirements

University of Hartford does not require SAT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, note that University of Hartford participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. University of Hartford does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

Note that exceptions to the test optional policy include: homeschooled students, applicants who attend a high school that does not provide letter or number grades, and students who wish to be considered for Hartford's merit scholarships.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Hartford has a test-optional standardized testing policy for most applicants. Students applying to Hartford may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 12% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Hartford's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Hartford received a composite ACT score between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that University of Hartford does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, University of Hartford does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Hartford does not require the ACT writing section.

Note that exceptions to the test optional policy include: homeschooled students, applicants who attend a high school that does not provide letter or number grades, and students who wish to be considered for Hartford's merit scholarships.

GPA

University of Hartford does not provided data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Hartford Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Hartford Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph was self-reported by applicants to University of Hartford. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

University of Hartford, which accepts just over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that University of Hartford also also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of University of Hartford's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to University of Hartford. Most had an unweighted high school average of C+ or better, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, and an ACT composite of 17 or higher.

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