Sacred Heart University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Fairfield, CT

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$43,070

Avg tuition

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About Sacred Heart University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Sacred Heart University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,156, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 64%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 73%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $43,070.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

64% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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9k

Students Enrolled

34%

Online Student Enrollment

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

70%

Hispanic

11%

Unknown

6%

Black

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

69%

Socio-economic diversity

15% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

6

Total Online Enrollment

3,111

Student Location Breakout

34% 66%

Percent of Programs Online

94% On-campus

6% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 3% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 12% online

Doctorate 25% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

16%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

15%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,000
State Grant Aid $2,647
Institution Grant Aid $17,104
Pell Grant Aid $4,209

Financial Outlook

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.