847 reviews
  1. Fairfield, CT
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Sacred Heart University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Sacred Heart University

Cost

Net Price
$37,204/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,948/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,708/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,905/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,007/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,182/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,232Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    28%
  • Nice
    17%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Typical long island personality
    13%
  • Either prep or guido
    11%
  • Rich, lazy, prep, guido, & long island personality
    6%
  • Guido
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    35%
  • EXPENSIVE
    26%
  • Small
    22%
  • Community
    11%
  • Fake
    7%

After Sacred Heart University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Sacred Heart University Reviews

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I love that the university is always looking to not only improve, but also expand their campus. They are providing several resources for students in all majors. However, with such quick expansion there is limited parking spaces for students, and tickets are outrageously expensive. I believe that parking garages would make good use in our campus.
my experience with the courses here at school have been very good. all the professors are here and are wanting to help us learn more and are willing to give us the extra help when we need it. office hours are always a good thing to go to especially if you are not doing too great in a class, as well as it is helpful to just be able to communicate with your professors because they are here to help us become better students and prepare us for the real world! class size is pretty good, biggest lecture i have had was around 90 kids but it was not too bad, otherwise classes tend to be around 20/25 kids which is nice because then you are able to get to know your professor which helps in the long run. and there is a variety of classes offered which is really nice especially if you are not sure what you want to major in when you first come here.
Varsity sports are not treated equally. Some sports receive more funding than others even when they continue to perform poorly. Athletic facilities are extremely inadequate and do not provide enough workout (gym) equipment availability to more than one varsity at a time. Also, varsity teams must share the same gym with club-sport athletes as well as the rest of the student body.