Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Tuition & Fees

$44,350

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,988
Declined 4,201
Total Received 12,189
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Private

6,636

undergraduate students

3,743

graduate students

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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. 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 10,379
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT
06825

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (may be waived with NACAC request for application fee waiver)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 15
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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,988
Declined 4,201
Total Received 12,189

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

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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
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$18,153

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,080
Room $11,230
Board $6,272
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $63,052
Average Financial Aid - $18,153
Total with Avg. Aid $44,899

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,200,443
State $705,839
Institutional $48,530,388
Other external $2,722,839
Total $58,159,509

Non-need-based

Federal $473,794
State $1,000
Institutional $28,623,133
Other external $2,362,391
Total $31,460,318

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Equestrian yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, CrossFit, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, CrossFit, dance team, field hockey, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, kickline, lacrosse, martial arts, running, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, ballroom dance, basketball, dance, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, martial arts, Pilates, soccer, softball, spinning, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
MAAC, Northeast Conference, Atlantic Hockey Association, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Intercollegiate Show Association, Northeast Fencing Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, New England Women's Hockey Alliance

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Information Technology. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes

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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

10,379

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

6,636
students

Female
66%
4,403

Male
34%
2,233

36%

3,743
students

Female
74%
2,777

Male
26%
966

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

5,386
students

Female
64%
3,460

Male
36%
1,926

19%

1,250
students

Female
75%
943

Male
25%
307

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Italy
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Ukraine
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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