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Tuition & Fees

$38,300

$38,300

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,457
Declined + 3,797
Total Received 9,254
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Private (nonprofit)

5,205

undergraduate students

3,030

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Nursing
  3. Exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 3780
ACT 0589

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
69%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
24%
500-599
61%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
61%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
54%
18-23
39%
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School Facts

Sacred Heart University, founded in 1963, is a private, coeducational institution and the second-largest Catholic university in New England. The school has nearly 60 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs on its 100-acre main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites throughout Connecticut and abroad in Luxembourg and Ireland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,235
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Fairfield, CT

250-acre campus in Fairfield (population: 60,855), 55 miles from New York City; branch campuses in Griswold, Stamford, and Trumbull, and abroad in Dingle, Ireland, and Luxembourg. Served by train; bus serves Bridgeport; major airports serve New Haven and New York City. School operates transportation to local malls, businesses, banks, and transportation centers. Public transportation serves campus.

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 16% of male students
 
7 sororities 31% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
69%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
24%
500-599
61%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
61%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
54%
18-23
39%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,457
Declined + 3,797
Total Received 9,254

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kevin O'Sullivan
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 203 371-7880
F: 203 365-7607
enroll@sacredheart.edu

Cost

Tuition $38,050
Room $10,000
Board $3,360
Additional fees $250
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $52,860
Average Financial Aid - $20,045
Total with Avg. Aid $32,815

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,045

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,675,782
State $1,018,740
Institutional $35,872,120
Other external $2,851,240
Total $44,417,882

Non-need-based

Federal $381,367
State $3,000
Institutional $16,152,677
Other external $2,459,050
Total $18,996,094

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
crew
cross-country
equestrian sports
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
MAAC, ECAC, Northeast Conference, Atlantic Hockey Association, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Intercollegiate Show Association, Northeast Fencing Conference
Mascot
Pioneer
School colors
red, white, and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Psychology
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Management
Chemistry
Clinical Nurse Leader
Communications
Communications/Media Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science/Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Digital Communications
Digital Marketing
Education
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Nutrition
Film/TV Production
Finance
General Studies
Global Studies
Health Science
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Information Systems
History
Human Resource Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Language Pathology
Sport Management
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

63%

5,205
students

Female
64%
3,348

Male
36%
1,857

Graduate

37%

3,030
students

Female
73%
2,227

Male
27%
803

undergraduateFull-time

85%

4,435
students

Female
63%
2,788

Male
37%
1,647

undergraduatePart-time

15%

770
students

Female
73%
560

Male
27%
210

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

30%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Greece
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Cori Nevers
Executive Director of International Admissions
203 767-0386
neversc@sacredheart.edu

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