#48, overall score 59.84/100

Fun Fact:

Music and drama students often preform on Hartt Patio in front of other students passing between classes.

Why should Jewish students attend the University of Hartford? The University of Hartford strives to cater to Jewish students. There is a kosher meal plan, and is near the vibrant Jewish community of West Hartford. Chabad is a home away from home for students. Hillel is funded and operated by the university. There is a large percentage of Jewish students. Students are friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for a small university where your professors will know you by name and where you can get individual attention, Hartford is an ideal choice. There are very good education, engineering, theater and arts programs. — Rabbi Yosef B. Kulek, Director, Chabad Chevra serving students of University of Hartford

ACADEMICS Score: 15/30

  • Score: 15/30
  • Acceptance rate: 72%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • Tuition: $37,790
  • Room & board costs: $11,986


  • Location: Hartford, Conn.
  • Region: New England
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,246
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,500
  • Jewish population share: 29%
  • Student origin: 49% in-state/51% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Hawks
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Lighthouse, Biddies

ISRAEL Score: 11.33/20

  • Score: 11.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 10
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 26.83/40

  • Score: 26.83/40
  • Hillel: Hartford Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad Chevra
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: SDT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 40
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 16 (6 Orthodox, 6 Conservative, 4 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? All over the country. However, there is a concentration of students from Connecticut; New Jersey; Westchester, N.Y.; Long Island, N.Y. and Massachusetts.
  • Kosher food details: The Kosher Kitchen provides two hot meals daily, and is open to anyone on the meal plan at no extra cost. Additionally, prepared kosher packaged food can be purchased in the student union and campus market.
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