I don’t know about all the departments of the school. The campus is lovely, located at the border of West Hartford, Hartford, and Bloomfield. It is safe - has the feel of a suburban campus, no slum streets right outside its gates; in fact, the closest houses are mansions, and then a middle to upper middle class suburban area.
Hartt school of music is a wonderful school, especially for someone who wants music ed, whether alone or combined with performance. The atmosphere seems to be collaborative and supportive, rather than cutthroat competitive. Their students get great internships in the surrounding public schools, many of which have excellent music programs, and their graduates in music ed get hired. The faculty is highly accomplished.
The area has at least five large teaching hospitals, so I would imagine that any of their ancillary health programs would be good. They have accredited BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs.
The drug arrest on campus was five years ago, related to a student who was dealing and living in the dorm on campus. That can happen on any campus, at any school.
I would not write U Hartford off based upon the OP’s writings.