5151 Park AvenueFairfield, CT 06825 203-371-7880
http://www.sacredheart.edu enroll@sacredheart.edu
About Sacred Heart University
  • Year of Foundation 1963
  • Size of Campus 67 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,104
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61%, 39%, 68%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $31,224
  • Room and Board $11,956
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 4,123
The second-largest Catholic university in New England, SHU provides men and women with a comprehensive, hands-on education rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual tradition. At Sacred Heart, we not only prepare students for the future, but also give them a deeper appreciation of who they are and all they can be. Through our distinctive mission and commitment to leadership in Catholic higher education, we help students help others. And, together, we make a difference in the world. Our vision is to shape graduates knowledgeable of self, rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to social and civic obligations and able to respond to an ever-changing world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club, La Hispanidad, UMOJA, Polish Club, Ciao Italia, Celtic Club
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Student Ministries, Music Ministry, Hunger for Peace, Encounter with Christ, Candlelight Vigil
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of frats 4
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta-International Sociology Honor Society; Alpha Phi Sigma-Criminal Justice Honor Society; Alpha Sigma Lambda-National Continuing Education Honor Society; Delta Epsilon Sigma-National Scholastic Honor Society; Delta Mu Delta-National Honor So
  • Number of sororities 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus SHU-Vivor; SHU-Idol; Mr. SHU; Greek Weekend (including skit night, semi-formal and carnival); Midnight Breakfast; Spring Concert
  • Distance to nearest airport New York, NY (55), Hartford/Springfield (72)
  • Distance to nearest train Bridgeport, CT (7)
  • Distance to nearest bus Fairfield, CT (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (62%), apartment for single students (37%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 73%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 67%
  • Number of students using college housing 68%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 87%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 17%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 15%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities 52 electronic databases; Rycenga Religion Collection; NEVAS Human Right Collection, Video cassette and dvd collections.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 131,237
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Gallery of Contemporary Art, WSHU-FM radio station.
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 871
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 150
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 225,731
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 7,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 500
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,646
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 325
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 5,000
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,157
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 28%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 98%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs PricewaterhouseCoopers GE IBM Citigroup Met Life Ernst & Young Yale-New Haven Hospital
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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