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What Makes Us Special

About Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers nearly 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellite locations. Over 8,000 students attend the University’s six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; College of Nursing; University College; the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business; and the NCATE-accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams, and has an award-winning program of community service.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics483-634
Critical Reading478-611
Writing470-626

* Sacred Heart University is test optional. SAT or ACT tests are not required for admission.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.42

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 64%
Men 36%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 83%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$47,715

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 15:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 78%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 422 636 16 3 1077

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