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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University, founded in 1963, is a church-affiliated university. It is the third largest Catholic university in New England and the first New England Catholic college to institute a Student Mobile Computing Program. This requires entering first-year students to have a personal computer. Sacred Heart sponsors the largest NCAA Division I program in the country, with 29 men's and women's varsity teams. Its 56-acre campus is located in Fairfield, two miles west of Bridgeport.

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Web Sitewww.sacredheart.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,092
   Women2,570 (62.8%)
   Men1,522 (37.2%)
Graduate Students2,255

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate76% of 8,221 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.3
SAT Math555 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading537 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing541 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22-26 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$53,564
Tuition and Fees
$35,050
Room and Board
$13,514
Average Percent of Need Met56%
Average Freshman Award$18,087
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$42,779

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
236
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-59 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Fairfield Population57,340
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing90% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPioneers
Sororities12% of women participate
Fraternities4% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.5% White
21.6% Unknown
International Students1.0% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
61.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
22%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
50%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.25 3.41 542 526 539 22
Low 2.10 2.20 390 390 390 20
High 4.00 4.50 690 720 690 26
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Sacred Heart was founded in the spirit of the 1963 Vatican II Council as America's first and only lay Catholic university.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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