When it comes to dedication and making a clear statement about the power of education, the University of Hartford’s motto says it all: “Ad humanitatem,” which means “For Humanity.” This private university in West Hartford, Connecticut enrolls just over 5,000 undergraduates and almost 2,000 graduate students at a selective acceptance rate of just over 40%; this helps keep the student-to-faculty ratio low, at just 14 to 1. UH has some of the nation’s only engineering programs in the field of acoustics; undergraduates can combine this emphasis with their major in two different ways, and both programs are fully accredited. Notable structures on-campus include the 55,000-square-foot Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, as well as an integrated science complex that houses millions of dollars’ worth of up-to-date chemistry and biology facilities. And there’s lots to do beyond the classroom, too: organizations range from an ultimate Frisbee club and student-run publication Hartbeat Magazine to a mock trial club and ceramics club Dirty for a Reason! For the sake of your humanity and those around you, it’s more than worth checking out the University of Hartford.