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My review of the University of Hartford

goodvibesbrogoodvibesbro Registered Users Posts: 2 Harvard Champion
edited May 2013 in University of Hartford
I've been living and studying at the University of Hartford now for 3 years, and I just wanted to make this thread to voice my opinion about the school as my experience here has been nothing short of awesome.
The academics are incredible; the professors are absolutely brilliant not only in their field, but at giving instruction. They offer flexible office hours and have always responded to my emails quickly. If you are still having trouble with a class, they have tutoring labs that you can walk into without an appointment and receive immediate help. As a science major, we are given the opportunity to participate in undergrad research, and access to state of the art lab facilities. I think the academics are the best part of the school.

Residential life is fine - I now live in an on campus apartment style dorm, but we don't have access to a stove or full sized fridge, so we rely on dinning services for food (my next point). Freshmen live in close quarter dormitories, usually in doubles, that are perfect for meeting new people. Upper classmen usually live in The Village which offers condo like apartments, full fridges and stoves. This area is party central.

Dinning services - This is the hardest part about living on campus for me; while the dinning services here are not terrible, they certainly fall short of standard. Commons, an all you can eat buffet, has limited variety and the food is extremely low quality. There is a restaurant style service of campus, but the food there is greasy and cheap. The food services are outsourced to Aramark. There is between 9 and 11 places to grab food on campus, from Taco Bell, to a fancy full service restaurant called the 1877 Club.

Organizations: Joining clubs and organizations has really enhanced my experience here. I joined a fraternity, studied abroad, and joined a couple of programs which introduced me to many new people and kept life here exciting.

I would definitely suggest attending Uhart. It was easy for me to adjust to life here, and I love every day I'm here. I don't work for the University or have any vested interest in who attends and who doesn't, so you can take my word over the tour guides. I have no incentive to mislead you. The weather in Connecticut is rough, the food sucks, but the things that truly matter to the college experience continue to excel here.

I am subscribing to this thread with email updates so please feel free to ask me anything. I will answer all questions as quickly as possible.
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Replies to: My review of the University of Hartford

  • zobrowardzobroward Registered Users Posts: 34
    edited May 2013
    do you think the two year college brings down the overall quality/rep of u of h?
  • goodvibesbrogoodvibesbro Registered Users Posts: 2 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    I think you're talking about Hillyer, and I don't really know much about it since it's for undecided students. I do think it brings down the reputation a bit.
  • stradmomstradmom Registered Users Posts: 10
    edited May 2013
    Your description matches the experience of my D, a third year Hartt student. The dining options were one factor in her decision to move off campus.
  • MrseacMrseac Registered Users Posts: 1 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    My daughter is looking at the physical therapy program at university of Hartford. Do you know how competitive this program is? Do most students stay on campus for weekends?
  • cj1121cj1121 Registered Users Posts: 1 Harvard Champion
    edited May 2013
    I second your opinion. I graduated recently and am now a grad student at University of Hartford. The school is overall a great experience and is respected by employers. I felt that way coming from the Business School there. I definitely think it is under-rated at times. My graduating class had it the worst in history since the great depression and I still pulled off a solid job with starting salary of 60k and with low debt compared to many of my high school peers. When I finish my MBA, I am off to law school!

    In response to the other question, I don't think the two year college brings down the quality per say. It does invite some people who are less serious about long term educational commitment. They may not be college material and are kind of just trying it out.
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