Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate
9,992
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
542
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
62%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
30
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
39%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
10
Top 25%
35
Top 50%
72

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: enroll@sacredheart.edu
Admissions Telephone: 203-371-7880
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
This school has great programs for prospective nurses and physical therapists as well as other professions, so look into the majors and minors offered here.
Jaclyn from wolcott, CT
don't let the price tag scare you. you will get a great education. sacred heart is a small school. you will definitely have a better chance to graduate. everyone is here to help you graduate. there plenty of scholarships and financial aid.
juliette from New Britain, CT
This university is a place where each individual's thoughts and ideas are meant to be heard. The most important tip this university gives many of its students is to go in for an interview in the application process. This gives the prospective student a personal look into the University by talking to the dean or assistant dean of admissions, and it gives the admissions department an idea of who the student is as a person. By being provided with the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with an expert on the school, the decision of a possible new student is made easier because he or she can ask questions and get a feel of whether or not they want to attend. The interview is an extremely important part of becoming a student at Sacred Heart, and I would strongly advise each student applying to the university to schedule one.
Allison from Trumbull, CT
If you are able to manage the time between school work and leisure you will have a great experience. It's important to organize and not fall behind with school work because staying on top of school work will give you more time to be with friends, participate in sports, work for money or volunteer.
Connecticut
Visit SHU and walk around during the school year.
Erin from Glenwood, NJ
This school is the best school to go to. You will not regret your decision to go here.
Rebecca from Newport, RI
Apply with strong grades, however personalizing your applications really help. Sacred Heart has a strong pride in it's community, and if they realize you want to be an active member it will only help you
Brittney from Port Washington, NY
Sacred Heart is really big on volunteer work, so the more you can do the better your application will stand out. Be yourself on your application and include all your accomplishments.
Connecticut
Definitely take time to do research on the school and ask a lot of questions.
Madeline from Suffern, NY
prospective students should be prepared for a tough but thrilling experience at sacred heart! the school's common core classes really engage students to learn in all aspects of life. students should be prepared to use critical thinking skills. there are many volunteer opportunities. prospective students should be ready to engage socially
Carina from Stratford, CT

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