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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT, USA
3.99 Average Rating

Sacred Heart University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in southwest Connecticut and the first Catholic university in the nation to be staffed by non-clergy members. The second largest Catholic university in the Northeast, Sacred Heart is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. As a Catholic school, SHU celebrates mass five days per week at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. For athletically inclined students, SHU fields 31 men’s and women’s teams known as the Pioneers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
72%
0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,958
Total Number of Undergrads
5,974
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$41,403
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$42,800
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,800
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,243
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Hartford
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
Sacred Heart University is a closely knit private school focused in on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and they live up to this tradition exceptionally. In each of its core classes, and in every learning opportunity students take part in, they are reminded to question their core values and life's purpose. Its wide range of academics, sports, and extracurricular activities make the school a place where students can express themselves in other than just the classroom.
Allison from Trumbull, CT
Excellent opportunities here with an amazing sense of community. I was able to obtain two Business degrees in 4 years while working because the school really does care about it's students and caters to you. I was extremely well prepared for the real world and my career after graduating.
Brittney from Port Washington, NY

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