Private 4 Year

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Sacred Heart University overview
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Online sacredheart.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Sacred Heart University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a private Roman Catholic institution established in 1963. The campus boasts a modern architectural design, set within a suburban environment, and is situated approximately 55 miles northeast of New York City. Sacred Heart offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on health sciences, including nursing and physical therapy, as well as business and education. This university typically has a moderately selective admissions process. The campus provides on-campus housing options to foster a residential collegiate experience. Sacred Heart University supports a vibrant student life with a variety of traditional college experiences and has gained recognition for its Division I athletics, competing as the Pioneers.

In the most recent statistical year 13,316 prospective students applied, and 8,750 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,775 enrolled in the school.  8,673 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,048 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,310 plus fees of $270.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.55

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Sacred Heart University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$270
Room and Board $17,520
Budget for Other Expenses$2,650
Total One Year Cost$67,950

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

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