Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Tuition & Fees

$43,070

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,515
Declined 4,233
Total Received 11,748
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Private

6,155

undergraduate students

3,001

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Sacred Heart University, founded in 1963, is a private, coeducational institution and the second-largest Catholic university in New England. Its 350-acre campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, with satellite campuses throughout the state and abroad in Ireland and Luxembourg.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,156
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

300-acre campus in Fairfield (population: 62,105), 55 miles from New York City; branch campuses in Griswold and Stamford, CT 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.

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield
06825

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
  • Inter Resident Council
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Pre-PT Club

Top Events

  • Campus Spring Concert
  • President's Gala
  • Pack the Pitt
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Bystander Intervention, Personal Safety Escort Program, Silent Witness Program, crime prevention announcements, SHU Safe App

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
69%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
49%
500-599
46%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
41%
500-599
51%
400-499
1%
30-36
12%
24-29
61%
18-23
26%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.55

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,515
Declined 4,233
Total Received 11,748

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
standardized test scores

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $42,800
Room & board $15,960
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,650
Total $61,880
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Gymnastics, Sailing, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Gymnastics, Sailing, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Information Technology
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

9,156

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

6,155
students

Female
66%
4,090

Male
34%
2,068

33%

3,001
students

Female
73%
2,197

Male
27%
801

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

5,348
students

Female
65%
3,457

Male
35%
1,891

14%

810
students

Female
79%
633

Male
21%
177

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

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
12%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

284

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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