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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Overview

Student Population
8,958
Sacred Heart University overview
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Online sacredheart.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Sacred Heart University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 10,742 prospective students applied, and 6,493 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,465 enrolled in the school.  6,325 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,633 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $41,150 plus fees of $270.

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Admission Standards
Unavailable
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GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
60.4% 
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Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$41,150
Costs for Sacred Heart University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$270
Room and Board $15,310
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$60,580

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sacred Heart University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Health Professions 18%
Psychology 13%
Communication 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Sacred Heart University?

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Jan 7, 2020
E****** from New York
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Sacred Heart University has done much to update the grounds to make it look very appealing (like a country club), and, as a result has had much growth, but the infrastructure has not grown in unison. Students have difficulty signing up for requires classes and meeting on a timely basis with their advisor. Support services are stretched. Housing can be either really good or extremely poor with some students placed in triples that look like they weren?t meant to be. Before adding more students the school needs to focus on infrastructure. As a parent I?m feeling there was a bit of a bait and switch.

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Feb 16, 2016
L******n from Fairfield, CT
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I chose SHU because of the friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere of the student body, which made it stand out from the other schools I applied to. Sacred Heart combines academic excellence alongside a student body that is actively involved in a diverse number of on-campus organizations, including Greek Life, Habitat for Humanity, and a variety of performing arts and sports opportunities. Attending SHU has made me grow so much as a person and I couldn't be happier to be a Pioneer!

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Feb 2, 2016
J****** from Long Island
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Going to SHU was the best decision I have EVER made! All of the negative comments on here should be completely ignored because they do not represent SHU in anyway. Everyone at SHU is very friendly, all of the professors are always willing to help in anyway possible and there are so many extra curricular activities to be involved in! The school is very clean and is always being updated. The academic programs are outstanding and are definitely worth every penny! If you want to have an amazing college experience, then go to Sacred Heart University! You will NOT regret it!

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