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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Sacred Heart is a private, Catholic university located in Fairfield, Connecticut in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,794 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sacred Heart acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Nursing, Athletic Training, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, Sacred Heart alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,700.
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
Yes

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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 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 39 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Rich
    23%
  • Nice
    21%
  • Typical long island personality
    15%
  • Welcoming
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    35%
  • EXPENSIVE
    27%
  • Small
    20%
  • Community
    10%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Boring
    2%

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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SHU really is a home away from home. I came into college with a low esteem and low hopes for the future. Now I'm in and I am so sad to be graduating in a year, I was immediately greeted with love and warmth from the students and faculty. They raised me up and stuck by my side, they led me to believe that I really could achieve my goals. There is so much opportunity here too, there really is something for everyone!
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I love absolutely everything about Sacred Heart University. My first semester was incredible, all my classes were well worth my while. Also, the amount of friends I have made coming here is perfect! Thank you Sacred Heart, I cannot wait to spend my next three and a half years here.
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!