Videos included in the video bar are selected by YouTube based on a simple search using the college name and state. The videos are not selected by COLLEGEdata.
If you like this college, check out its overlaps. Overlaps are the top six colleges that students interested in this college also include most often in their Admissions Profiles on COLLEGEdata.
If you like this college, check out the video tours of its overlaps. Overlaps are the top six colleges that students interested in this college also include most often in their Admissions Profiles on COLLEGEdata.
Only "new SAT" scores are included in the Admissions Tracker Results summary for the college class of 2021. The "new SAT", which was introduced in March 2016, has two sections: Mathematics (M) and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW), each of which has a score range of 200-800.
Admissions Tracker Results for the college class of 2021 only include "new SAT" scores. Your scores are not displaying because your Admissions Profile appears to contain "old SAT" scores. If you added your SAT scores before the Profile form was revised to allow entry of "new SAT" scores, you will need to update your scores in your Profile. Once you update your Profile, your scores will display here. Update your SAT scores.


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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students5,205
   Women3,348 (64.3%)
   Men1,857 (35.7%)
Graduate Students3,030


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate59% of 9,257 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.42
SAT Math555 average
483-634 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading542 average
478-611 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing547 average
470-626 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24 average
21-33 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$56,520
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met57%
Average Freshman Award$19,216
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
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


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
Sororities75% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.5% White
12.1% Unknown
International Students1.2% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
College Chances

Will You Get In? Find Out.

Estimate your chances at Sacred Heart University and see how to improve your odds.

College Admissions Tracker

See who got in, who didn't & who's applying now. See the qualifications and admissions decisions of real students who applied to Sacred Heart University.

CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.42 3.76 584 592 26
Low 2.80 2.77 460 470 19
High 3.99 4.80 690 780 33
YOU ? ? ? ? ?
College Net Price Calculator

What will it REALLY cost you to attend Sacred Heart University ? Get personalized results based on your financial situation.


Sacred Heart was founded in the spirit of the 1963 Vatican II Council as America's first and only lay Catholic university.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2016, copyright © 2016 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
copyright © 2016 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved.