About Us - Fast Facts

Fast Facts


  • The University of Saint Joseph is an independent not-for-profit organization, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 in the Catholic tradition
  • Beautiful 90-acre campus one mile from West Hartford's thriving downtown
  • Three miles from Hartford
  • Mid-way between Boston and New York City


Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees are available from our:

  • Undergraduate College (B.A.; B.S.)
  • Coeducational Program for Adult Learners (B.A.; B.S.)
  • Coeducational Graduate and Professional Studies Program (M.A.; M.S.; D.N.P.)
  • School of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


  • More than 26 majors and pre-professional areas of study
  • Accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree options
  • Online degree programs
  • Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for veteran students, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • More than 85% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees
  • Faculty includes six Fulbright Scholars
  • All classes taught by faculty (never teaching assistants)
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1


  • Selected as one of the Colleges of Distinction for 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017
  • Ranked in the Top Tier of Regional Colleges in the North – U.S. News & World Report, 2015
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Named 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Sportsmanship Award Winner – Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)
  • Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service, 2009-2014


  • #6 in Niche’s 2016 listing of Best Colleges in Connecticut
  • #33 US News Best Value Schools 2018
  • #78 US News Best Colleges – Regional Colleges in the North 2018


  • Six residence halls – including suite-style housing for juniors and seniors
  • NCAA Division III Athletics – eight teams
  • The O'Connell Athletic Center – includes a six-lane pool, fitness center, indoor track, dance studio and more
  • The Bruyette Athenaeum – includes the 365-seat Hoffman auditorium, the O'Connor Archives, an art studio, classrooms, and faculty offices
  • The Art Gallery – houses a distinguished collection of more than 2,000 works of art
  • McGovern Student Center – the hub of student activity, which houses the Dining Hall, a snack bar, activities offices, a community lounge and the University Bookstore
  • The Connor Chapel of Our Lady – the heart of the University's Roman Catholic tradition
  • The Pope Pius XII Library – with 133,700 volumes and online resources
  • Eight state-of-the-art science laboratories
  • On-campus nursing lab
  • Two laboratory schools:
    • The Gengras Center – private special education school, on campus
    • The School for Young Children – model lab pre-school, one block from campus

Bring learning to life at the Art Museum.

The Art Museum offers a broad range of educational programs for visitors of all ages. Contact us to learn more, or plan your visit today.


As a growing institution that is committed to being a valuable teaching and learning resource for the community, the Art Museum can be used in a multitude of ways. Both students and instructors from all disciplines –history, art history, nursing, psychology, mathematics, education and beyond – can benefit greatly from incorporating the Art Museum into classroom and extracurricular activities.

All faculty from University of Saint Joseph, the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, and other institutions of higher learning are welcome to use the resources of the Art Museum. We also welcome visits from preK-12 classes. We are eager to help you find appropriate and effective ways to integrate the Art Museum’s collections and exhibitions in your teaching.

If you have a special request that does not fall into any of the categories described below, or if you are unfamiliar with the Art Museum and would like suggestions, please call or e-mail us. We will do our best to meet your request or suggest alternative strategies.

We encourage you to bring your classes, to make assignments involving works of art from the collection, and to suggest other ways we can work together to help students make the most of the Art Museum’s resources.

  • Self-guided Visits
  • Tour-Guided Visits
  • Class Visits to the Turco Print Study Room
  • Class Visits to Copy Works of Art
  • Assignments Using the Collection

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