Sacred Heart University

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School Overview

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



Contact: Karen Guastelle

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 371-7999

www.sacredheart.edu
www.onlineprograms.sacredheart.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,274

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 980

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,239

Graduate enrollment: 1,684

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Education

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

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

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.

Sacred Heart University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(203) 371-7999
Website:www.sacredheart.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.sacredheart.edu/admissions/undergraduateadmissions/applynow
Address:5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,532
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,628 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$38,300
Out-of-state Tuition:$38,300
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,033

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Sacred Heart University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Sacred Heart University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6145
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs233
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2111
Education31
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs6311
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences11
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts21
Grand total2133431

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Sacred Heart University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Health Professions and Related Programs22
Psychology1
Grand total24

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Sacred Heart University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$38,300
Out-of-state$38,300
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$20,745
Out-of-state$20,745

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,288100%
Grant or scholarship aid1,27499%$15,033
Student loan aid88168%$11,047

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,48686%$15,984
Federal student loans3,17861%$6,678

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Sacred Heart University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Sacred Heart University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,0173,5976,420
Percent admitted100%54%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%13%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Sacred Heart University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,532
Undergraduate enrollment5,428
Graduate enrollment3,104

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Sacred Heart University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Intensive English Program)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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