The University Center


An Intensive, Engaging & Comprehensive ESL and University Prep School for International Students Looking to Apply to & Attend an Excellent US University

The University Center delivers:

  • Excellent English language instruction with measurable improvements to IELTS/TOEFL/SAT/ACT scores and performance
  • Expert advising and planning in college selection, application, and degree focus with top advisors and partners from our University Consortium
  • Workshops on writing college application essays, preparing for interviews
  • Broad cultural immersion in a 24/7 language learning experience with the welcoming support of a dedicated and experienced staff
  • Regular immersive interactions with American students, industry experts, and community leaders
  • Partnerships with excellent schools in our University Consortium
  • Introduction to important global academic degree areas of study (such as IT; engineering; medical, business and design technologies)
  • Early college course credit from university partners - up to 16 credits!
  • Comfortable, newly renovated living environment with fitness center, cafeterias, coffee shop, and courtyards
  • Tours of university campuses and many famous sites of beautiful and historic New England

Located in the Heart of New England, our campus is near Boston, New York City, Philadelphia & Washington D.C., accessible by air, train, bus & car

  • Near top US universities (Yale, Harvard, University of Connecticut, MIT, Wesleyan, Brown, Columbia)
  • Top-ranked state in school excellence and academics
  • Secure, private campus
  • International food service
  • Award-winning local amenities
  • Located near Fortune 500 companies and major universities
  • Modern 367,000 square foot hi-tech living center
  • Newly designed dorm rooms and facilities

About Us

Founded by a dedicated team of international educators with over 25 years of experience working with prestigious American universities and language schools, The University Center is designed to fully prepare international students to select, apply for and complete their academic degrees at excellent universities in the USA effectively and efficiently.

The mission of The University Center is to be a comprehensive, dynamic and multifaceted center for international education in order to help non-native English speakers and professionals working with such students achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. TUC accomplishes this mission by providing:

  • Excellent, fully engaging English language instruction with measurable results
  • Comprehensive, personalized university preparation, including expert college counseling and exposure to academic degree areas
  • Enriching, immersive cross-cultural experiences and exchanges
  • Exceptional, welcoming support services
  • High quality, modern housing accommodations
  • Hi-tech, state-of-the-art facilities



85 Sigourney Street
06105 Hartford, Connecticut, USA