Student Population
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
Religious Affiliation 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 9,992 prospective students applied, and 6,023 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,387 enrolled in the school.  6,068 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,475 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $39,570 plus fees of $250. SHU is ranked 805 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Sacred Heart University overview
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Sacred Heart University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$250
Room and Board $14,770
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$58,440


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

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%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130253 IPEDS survey data for Sacred Heart University.