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Sacred Heart University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Fairfield, Connecticut from the air

Fairfield, Connecticut from the air

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Sacred Heart University Description:

Founded in 1963, Sacred Heart is a relatively young Catholic university. The 69-acre campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, 90 minutes from Manhattan. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of about 22. Sacred Heart has 45 degree programs. Among undergraduates, business and psychology are the most popular. The school frequently ranks well among northeastern colleges. On the athletic front, the Sacred Heart University Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. The school fields 31 Division I teams, and students can also participate in 28 club sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,434 (4,092 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Scholarships for Sacred Heart University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,030
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,230
  • Other Expenses: $3,800
  • Total Cost: $52,260

Sacred Heart University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Sacred Heart University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,589
    • Loans: $11,026

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Finance, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Sacred Heart University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/115_mission_statement.cfm

"Sacred Heart University is a coeducational, independent, comprehensive institution of higher learning in the Catholic intellectual tradition whose primary objective is to prepare men and women to live in and make their contributions to the human community."

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