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What Makes Us Special

About Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellite locations. Over 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges. SHU fields 32 Division I athletic teams and has an award-winning community service program. Its new modern facilities and residence halls, expansion of its upper quad and acquisition of a golf course and the former GE Headquarters allows more opportunities for students.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics497-622
Critical Reading486-632
Writing473-631

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

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.46

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 64%
Men 36%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 81.47%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$40,240

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 15:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 84%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 479 659 20 2 1160

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