Sacred Heart University: Review & Facts

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Sacred Heart University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,235 students enrolled. This school was established in 1963 and is one of the 2 schools and colleges located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Sacred Heart University is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
At Sacred Heart University you can obtain your several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Sacred Heart University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Management, Medical, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
83%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Sacred Heart University is high at 83% (above Connecticut average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Sacred Heart University is good: 70%.

Student to faculty ratio at Sacred Heart University is pretty decent: 15:1. Find out more details regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$37,300
High
Average tuition price is extremely high - about $37,000 per year. The additional fees at Sacred Heart University beyond tuition are nearly $300, which comes to $37,300 a year.

Read the details about Sacred Heart University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
59%
According to government data, 9,259 applications were submitted and 5,460 were accepted; so it is not very hard to become a student at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Sacred Heart University is $50.00. The graduate application fee is $75.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Sacred Heart University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (203) 371-7999 or check Sacred Heart University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$9,900
High
Sacred Heart University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Sacred Heart University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C
Unsafe
Sacred Heart University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,700 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is high - roughly $9,900 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Sacred Heart University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Sacred Heart University seems to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Sacred Heart University Location and Maps



Post Address: Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825-1000, USA
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