Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
64%
36%
student ratio
5,603
total students
Tuition Cost $39,570 | $39,570
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $20,275
Rolling
fall application deadline
60%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
572
sat math
573
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
25
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied9,992
    • Accepted6,023
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled5,603
    • Female Applicants6,470
    • Females Accepted4,133
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants3,522
    • Males Accepted1,890
    • Male Acceptance Rate53%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      interview for Early Decision candidates
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.48
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan December 1st December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 573 530 600
    • SAT Math 572 530 600
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 23 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$39,570
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,570
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$250
    • Room and board *$14,770
    • Room only *$10,100
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$20,275
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$19,822
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$27,319
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,953
    • Average Grant Aid:$12,067
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$16,046
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 58%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 18%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,603
    • Male Student Percentage36%
    • Female Student Percentage64%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.39%
    • Black or African American4.5%
    • White or Caucasian73.28%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.07%
    • Asian2.05%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races2.37%
    • Unknown or International Student5.85%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.34% representing 26 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students65% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 52%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Inter Resident Council, Student Nursing Association, Habitat for Humanity, Pre-PT Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Bystander Intervention, Personal Safety Escort Program, Silent Witness Program, crime prevention announcements, SHU Safe App

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division B Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing No Division 1 No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No Division 1 Yes
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 6,560 students to 463 faculty

Location & Contact

5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
United States

Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 203-371-7880
Fax: 203-365-7607
Email: swartzk2@sacredheart.edu


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