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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
    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 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

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 37 responses
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  • Hard working
    35%
  • Nice
    22%
  • Rich
    22%
  • Typical long island personality
    16%
  • Welcoming
    5%

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%

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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Amazing school to go too! As a foreign student, Sacred Heart is like my second home. I made amazing friends and met outstanding people. Sacred Heart pushes you to be the best version of yourself. I am a member of numerous clubs and dance program is actually the best
I really liked the way that the Sacred Heart University teaches us to be a great profissional in our area, but I think they need to improve the interaction between the students and also improve its relationship with the international students, because the university give no attention to that type of student, and the international student need its atention because their families are so far away, so they miss this presence on their lifes, so i think the school should give more attention to this type of student, because they dont know anyone here and until get into the community here, they need the attention of the school to enter in the place of that.