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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT  06825
Contact Ms. Pam Pillo
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: pillop@sacredheart.edu
Phone: 203-371-7880
Fax: 203-365-7607

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions, Other Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,316
Applied
8,750
Accepted
6,369
Enrolled
66%
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Female Admissions

8,849
Females Applied
6,070
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,467
Males Applied
2,680
Males Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.65
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 612 580 640
SAT Math 605 560 640
ACT Composite 27 26 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,160
Private
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Fees

270
Full-time student fees
17,520
Room & board
12,320
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

24,779
Avg. Financial Aid Package
24,869
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
34,543
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,804
Avg. Loan Aid
16,375
Avg. Grant Aid
20,450
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59.31%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,369
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.33%
Black or African American 3.67%
White or Caucasian 76.55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 1.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.01%
Two or more races 2.48%
Other 2.18%

Gender

Male (35.25%)
Female (71.24%)

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 51%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Carnival , President's Gala and Greek Sing

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Nurses Association, Exercise Science Club, American Sign Language Club, Business Administration Club and National Society Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
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
Badminton No No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing No No No
Rowing No No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing No No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting No No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Division 1 No
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Division 1 No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No Division 1 No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track No Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark Division 1 No
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No Division 1 Checkmark
Sailing Checkmark Division 1 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
Ultimate Frisbee No Division 1 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark Division 1 No
Wrestling No Division 1 No

Faculty

1,052
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 352
Part-time - 700
Male - 418
Female - 634
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