5,603
Students
Financial aid thermometer
20,275
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
60
6023/9992
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Sacred Heart University is a Comprehensive institution located in Fairfield, CT, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT  06825
Contact Mr. Kevin O'Sullivan
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: swartzk2@sacredheart.edu
Phone: 203-371-7880
Fax: 203-365-7607

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions Related Checkmark
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Nursing Science Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
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Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,992
Applied
6,023
Accepted
5,603
Enrolled
60%
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Female Admissions

6,470
Females Applied
4,133
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,522
Males Applied
1,890
Males Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.48
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
Other requirements: Interview for Early Decision candidates

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Early decision plan December 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan December 15th January 31st
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 573 530 600
SAT Math 572 530 600
ACT Composite 25 23 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

41,150
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Fees

270
Full-time student fees
15,310
Room & board
10,500
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

20,275
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,822
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
27,319
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,953
Avg. Loan Aid
12,067
Avg. Grant Aid
16,046
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,603
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.39%
Black or African American 4.5%
White or Caucasian 73.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 2.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 2.37%
Other 5.85%

Gender

Male (36.09%)
Female (63.91%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 52%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Campus Spring Concert, Big Red BBQ and Pack the Pitt

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Inter Resident Council, Student Nursing Association, Habitat for Humanity and Pre-PT Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Bystander Intervention, Personal Safety Escort Program, Silent Witness Program, crime prevention announcements, SHU Safe App

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No Division 1 Checkmark
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio