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
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