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How hard is it to get into SHU and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,489 out of 11,717 applicants were admitted making SHU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Sacred Heart University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Sacred Heart University.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
What GPA do you need to get into Sacred Heart University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SHU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sacred Heart University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SHU accepts 64% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||24%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||19%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
80% of Sacred Heart University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||23%||21%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Sacred Heart University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Sacred Heart University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130253 IPEDS survey data for Sacred Heart University.
64% of those who apply are granted admission to SHU. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.