School Overview

Sacred Heart University is a Private, 4 years college located in Fairfield, Connecticut. SHU ranked 8th in Connecticut Colleges and 12nd in Federal Region I.
It has a total enrollment of 9,313 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree- professional practice. SHU's acceptance rate is 66.12% last year (undergraduate school).
Sacred Heart University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.
Contact Information
Address5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
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School Category
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree- professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Sacred Heart University is 66.12% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 22.00%. The application fees are $50 for undergraduate programs and $75 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate66.12 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$75

Tuition & Fees

SHU's 2022 tuition & fees is $45,230 for undergraduate students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $34,509.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$45,230
Graduate Tuition & Fees$34,509
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,313 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,576 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. SHU has 6,417 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,896 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,313
Undergraduate Students6,417
Graduate Students2,896
Online Enrollment1,576

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs114 Programs
Number of online programs24 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

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On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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