Sacred Heart University

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Founded in 1963, by Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is a Catholic affiliated university located in the suburbs of Fairfield, Connecticut. While there are many higher education institutions that were founded by the Roman Catholic church, Sacred Heart University was first Catholic affiliate university to be staffed entirely by laity. With exception of Boston College, SHU is the largest Catholic university in New England. It has an total annual enrollment of 6,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in more than 40 fields of study. It is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges list.

General Information

Admission Office

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 371-7880

Fax: (203) 365-7607

[email protected]

Contact: Karen Guastelle

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 371-7999

Total undergrads: 4,274

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 980

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,239

Graduate enrollment: 1,684


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B,C
Investments/Securities C
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B


Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Kinesiotherapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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