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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,158
Undergraduates
2,070
Men - 33.6%
4,096
Women - 66.5%
2,998
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 11,748 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600 average
570-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$62,880
Tuition and Fees
$43,070
Room and Board
$15,960
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$22,433
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$45,630
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
329
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
8%
10-19
34%
20-29
39%
30-39
18%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
Over 100
0%
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New York City Population
60,855
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pioneers
Sororities
47% of women participate
Fraternities
27% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.1%
Black/African-American
4.7%
Hispanic/Latino
12.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
73.6%
Unknown
4.5%
International Students
1.4%
First-Year Students Returning
83.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
10%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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