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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.

Web Sitewww.sacredheart.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,428
   Women3,476 (64.0%)
   Men1,952 (36.0%)
Graduate Students3,104

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate57% of 10,017 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.46
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$56,520
Tuition and Fees
$38,300
Room and Board
$14,450
Average Percent of Need Met56%
Average Freshman Award$19,822
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$40,240

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
263
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Fairfield Population60,855
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPioneers
Sororities78% of women participate
Fraternities 48% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students1.3% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning81.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
54.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
39%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.39 3.64 565 580 26
Low 2.80 3.00 500 510 23
High 4.00 4.44 710 660 27
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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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