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Sacred Heart University
  • 4 Year
  • Fairfield, CT

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

editorial

Sacred Heart is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Fairfield, Connecticut in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,348 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Sacred Heart acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 73% of students, Sacred Heart alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,900.

About

5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference

Sacred Heart University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SHU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1200
ACT Range
23-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$41,570 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,130 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 57 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 68 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • All
    3%
  • None
    67%
  • Some
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,348 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
810
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Hard working
    28%
  • Rich
    20%
  • Nice
    17%
  • Typical long island personality
    15%
  • Welcoming
    15%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 81 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Engaging
    32%
  • EXPENSIVE
    22%
  • Small
    17%
  • Community
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Fake
    5%
  • Boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 44 responses

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