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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.

Website: www.sacredheart.edu

Private
Co-ed
6,158
Undergraduate
Students
(66.5%) 4,090 Women
(33.6%) 2,068 Men
2,998
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,880
Tuition and Fees
$43,070
Room and Board
$15,960
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$22,433
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$45,630
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
329
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Fairfield Population
60,855
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.6% White
4.5% Unknown
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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