B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 Avenue
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%
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

Cost

Net Price
$36,393/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,703/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,167/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,331/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,818/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,233/ year
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,794Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
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  • Hard working
    29%
  • Nice
    18%
  • Rich
    18%
  • Typical long island personality
    13%
  • Either prep or guido
    13%
  • Welcoming
    4%
  • Guido
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    34%
  • EXPENSIVE
    26%
  • Small
    21%
  • Community
    11%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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All schools always say “we’re a tight-knit community and family”; yet, Sacred Heart University actually means it and shows it. There are so many opportunities at this school and I urge everyone to come see the spirit and support themselves!
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During my fall semester, SHU helped me learn about myself, meet new people, step out of my comfort zone, and grow astronomically as a person. The beautiful campus, excellent faculty, and overall atmosphere come together to form a holistic environment in which a student feels motivated to be better. Though, it goes far beyond the simple fact that the school is building new facilities...any school can do that. Rather, its the culture that exists where the school itself is constantly striving to be better, which is why our mascot, the pioneer, is fitting. SHU is constantly pioneering what a college can be. Being a part of this truly makes a difference in the students' college experience. This is the ONLY SCHOOL that I visited that had this type of environment.
SHU is so damn expensive that it negates everything good about the school. They overcharge for absolutely everything throughout the 4 years. Tuition and every other fee goes up dramatically every year without financial aid increasing as well. Senior week is 600+ dollars, something that is free or significantly cheaper at other schools. Parking is expensive yet impossible to find. Housing is not great either. There aren’t many options for social life on the weekends unless you’re 21+ and willing to take a far uber ride.