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SHU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

60.3%
Admission Difficulty for Sacred Heart University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into SHU? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,023 out of 9,992 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 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
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SAT Scores for Sacred Heart University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Sacred Heart University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Estimated Average SAT N/A

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
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ACT Scores for Sacred Heart University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Sacred Heart University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Sacred Heart University. 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SHU accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sacred Heart University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
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

High School Class Rank

80% of Sacred Heart University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Sacred Heart University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Sacred Heart University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,470 3,522 9,992
Accepted 4,133 1,890 6,023
Acceptance Rate 64% 54% 60%
Enrolled 930 457 1,387
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sacred Heart University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sacred Heart University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sacred Heart University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.