Tuition & Fees

$41,420

$41,420

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,023
Declined + 3,969
Total Received 9,992
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Private (nonprofit)

5,603

undergraduate students

2,940

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3780
ACT 0589

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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 and satellite campuses throughout the state and abroad in Ireland and Luxembourg.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,543
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)

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Fairfield, CT

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.

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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

 
6 fraternities 16% of male students
 
8 sororities 38% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
61%
400-499
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
62%
400-499
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
24%
500-599
56%
400-499
19%
30-36
5%
24-29
61%
18-23
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(may be waived with NACAC request for application fee waiver)
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

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,023
Declined + 3,969
Total Received 9,992

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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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

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,729

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,150
Room $10,500
Board $4,810
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $57,930
Average Financial Aid - $20,729
Total with Avg. Aid $37,201

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,733,402
State $384,700
Institutional $42,733,506
Other external $3,474,042
Total $51,325,650

Non-need-based

Federal $1,175,637
State
Institutional $20,843,553
Other external $1,649,642
Total $23,668,832
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 203 371-7980
F: 203 365-7608
sfa@sacredheart.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Julie Savino
Executive Director of University Financial Assistance
savinoj@sacredheart.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crossfit, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Crossfit, Dance Team, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Gaming, Golf, Gymnastics, Kickline, Lacrosse, Running, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Aerobics, Basketball, Dance, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Martial Arts, Pilates, Soccer, Softball, Spinning, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Bobby Valentine (men's)
Executive Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics

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 grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Psychology
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Management
Chemistry
Clinical Nurse Leader
Coastal/Marine Science
Communications
Communications/Media Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science Education
Computer Science/Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Digital Communications
Digital Marketing
Education
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Nutrition
Film/TV Production
Finance
Game Design/Development
General Studies
Global Studies
Health Information Technology/Coding Specialist
Health Science
Health Science/Public Health
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Information Systems
History
Hospitality/Resort/Tourism Management
Human Movement/Athletic Science
Human Resource Management
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Arts
Media Studies
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

8,543

total students

31%

in-state

69%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

5,603
students

Female
64%
3,581

Male
36%
2,022

34%

2,940
students

Female
73%
2,143

Male
27%
797

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

4,982
students

Female
63%
3,138

Male
37%
1,844

12%

621
students

Female
72%
443

Male
28%
178

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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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

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

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
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
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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