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SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT

Fairfield, ConnecticutLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1963Established Year
  8543Enrollment

Sacred Heart University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1963, Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic university in Fairfield, Connecticut, the USA. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the popular majors of arts, science, communication, engineering, technology, business, and nursing and is one of the renowned names in the US Education System.

  • Sacred Heart University provides admissions in the seasonal intakes of Spring and Fall.
  • The total enrollment 8,528 students includes 2,984 full-time & part-time graduate students and 5,974 full-time & part-time undergraduates.
  • Nearly 300 international students from 40 countries pursue their bachelor's and master's programs at the university.
  • In Fall 2018, 1,463 freshmen from 26 states and 10 countries were selected from 10,614 applications with an acceptance rate of 62%.

The institute is a perfect amalgamation of innovation and culture where it is modern in its approach but still rooted in the intellectual traditions of the past. Offering endless opportunities and a high rate of employment for its students, the university is rightly the choicest institutes for international students to study in the USA.

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Rankings

Sacred Heart University holds the following awards and rankings:

  • As per U.S. News & World Report rankings, the university is:
    • “One of the best universities in the North” in guidebook “Best Colleges 2019”
    • Ranked “National Universities #218” in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges 
  • Awarded the second-largest Catholic university in New England by Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Jack Welch College of Business and Technology awarded the institute with “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” by Bloomberg Business Week
  • Ranked amongst Top 20 colleges for “Happiest Students” and “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” by The Princeton Review's guide book “The Best 384 Colleges”

Highlights

TypePrivate University
SettingSub-urban
Academic calendarsemester-based
Application deadlineRolling
Acceptance rate83%
Overall graduation rate70%
Average GPA3.5
Student-Faculty ratio13:1
Websitesacredheart.edu

Programs, Courses and Accommodation

Courses, Faculties, and Divisions

The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, accelerated and certificate programs. The programs are offered across its 6 distinct colleges and three schools. They are:

  • College of Health professions
  • Dr.Susan L.Davis, RN & Richard J.Henley College of Nursing
  • Isabelle Farrington College of Education
  • St.Vincent’s College
  • College of Arts and Science: Offers more than 50 programs in the majors of liberal arts and houses School of Communication, Media & Arts and the School of Social work
  • Jack Welch College of Business and Technology: The European branch of the main campus offers the only American- accredited MBA program in Luxembourg and also houses the school of computer science and Engineering

Some of the popular courses available at the institute favourite with international applicants include: Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Nursing and Engineering, to name a few.

Top Programs in Sacred Heart University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.Sc Computer Science and Information Technology$43,070
M.B.A$43,070
Master in Social Work$43,070
Master in Public Administration$43,070
M.A Criminal Justice$43,070

Campus

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Sacred Heart University’s main campus at Fairfield, Connecticut is nearly 60 miles from Manhattan and 150 miles from Boston. It sprawls across 100 acres with more than 2.2 million square feet of building space in addition to the 200 nearby acres with a golf course and West Campus. 

SHU’s satellite campus at Stamford and Griswold offer Physician Assistant and graduate education programs respectively. While the international campuses are located at Dingle, in Ireland and the European business center of Luxembourg. The signature buildings and facilities of the global campus include the following:

  • WSHU Broadcast Center
  • Center for Healthcare Education
  • West Campus Innovation Center
  • Bobby valentine Recreation Center
  • Edgerton center for the performing arts
  • JP Diner

Housing Facilities

The university offers on-campus accommodation across 12 residence halls and complexes. Nearly 92% of freshmen and 57% of all undergraduates reside on-campus. Students wishing to reside in on-campus housing should apply through the institute’s housing portal and pay a deposit of 500 USD(non-refundable) to secure their eligibility and guarantee the housing option. The on-campus residential facilities includes the following:

  • The entire freshman are housed in double and triple occupancy rooms across 5 residence halls 
  • All sophomore students must live on campus in the allocated 5 residence halls
  • The junior and senior residential students are housed across 3 residential halls
  • The on-campus residence hall tariff is priced at 5,450 USD/semester and meal plan ranges from 270 USD/semester to 3,015 USD/semester 

SHU also assists students towards off-campus housing through a private company namely Jump Off-Campus

Sacred Heart University Admission Process

The institute SHU admits international students for bachelor's and master's programs in the Fall and Spring intakes. However, it follows a rolling admission policy for specific master programs. 

How To Apply?

Application Portal: Prospective international applicants can apply to SHU in one of the following ways:

Application fee

Undergraduates:Postgraduates:
SHU online application: free
Common App: 50 USD
SHU online application: 75 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Officially certified and duly signed scholastic records from attended secondary schools and college/universities
  • Official English translations of all academic records
  • course-by-course evaluation issued by WES/SpanTran/other accredited organizations for coursework academic credit(if required)
  • Educational Consultant Agent Release form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • SAT/ACT reading/writing scores(optional)
  • GRE/GMAT scores( for MBA and MS programs in Finance and Digital Marketing only)
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Copy of passport
  • Duly signed official bank statements dated within nine months of enrolling at SHU as proof of 60,800 USD funding
  • The official report of English Language test scores to demonstrate proof of English Proficiency. International students should meet the following test score requirements to secure admission to the program:
English Proficiency ExamUndergraduate & Postgraduate
IELTS6.5
TOEFL iBT:
TOEFL PBT:
80
550
PTE:62
SHU ESL program90% on exit ESL exam with successful completion of level 5/6

Deadlines

International applicants should apply before the application deadlines to allow enough time for reservation of student visa interview appointments, campus housing, and orientation.

Entry termUndergraduatePostgraduate
Spring (January)
Late spring(April)
Dec 1
-
Dec 1
March 1
Fall (Late August)Early Decision: Dec 1
Early Action: Dec 15
Regular Decision: Feb 15
July 1

Sacred Heart University Cost of Attendance

The table enlists the estimated estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US by enrolling at the institute. Note that the graduate courses fee is offered on a credit hour basis and varies for different courses.

ExpensesCost (in USD)
Tuition & Mandatory Fees43,070
Accommodation10,900
Meal Plan5,060
Books and Supplies1,200
Health Insurance2,277
Others1,500 to 2,500

Scholarships and Financial-aid

The institute offers nearly 47.9 million USD as financial aid to 90% of students in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Full-time students enrolled at the institute are eligible for merit and need-based aid provided by the university. 

  • The Scholarship Review Committee awards the merit-based academic scholarship as a part of the admission application review process. It is based on the student’s high school transcript and class rank, although course selection and overall grade point average are weighed heavily. 
  • The merit scholarships include President's Excellence Award, Trustee Scholarship, College Scholarship, Conley Award ranging from 7,000 USD to 17,000 USD which are annually renewable for 4 consecutive undergraduate years. 
  • Transfer students are eligible for merit-based Phi Theta Kappa, Transfer Achievement Award, and Community College Scholarship based on academic achievements at the previous post-secondary institutions. 

Work-Study

SHU offers financial aid to students in the form of on-campus work-study programs offered through part-time employment during the academic year. Students are notified the status of their work-study programs on their Financial Aid Award Letter or in the SHU Awards portal. Eligible students must complete the work application and submit to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Payment is bi-weekly based on the hours worked during the pay period rated at 11 USD/hour in Connecticut. The openings are listed online by the institute at Work-Study Job Postings.

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Sacred Heart University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population9870
FAFSA Code001403
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$41,150 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-70- -
IELTS-6- -

Sacred Heart University Acceptance Rate

60.3%

Acceptance Rate

9992

Total Applicants

9870

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

33.0%

Male

67.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program60.3%
Total Applicants9850
Total Enrolled5937
Graduate
Graduate Programs60.3%
Total Applicants6525
Total Enrolled3933

Sacred Heart University Enrollment

Enrollment
Sacred Heart University Enrollment9870
Undergraduate Enrollment5937
Graduate Enrollment3933
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate77.0%

Attendance Cost

$41,150

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$41,150 / Year
Post Graduate Program$43,070 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,770 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,650 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,462 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,150 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,150 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,150 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1237839108468127
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    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.3/10

    9/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    8/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

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    Sacred Heart University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GRADUATE PROGRAM REVIEW- SACRED HEART

    The program is not available at any other university. The location was also a plus point, being near Boston and New York would mean more opportunities to attend conferences and programs or look for internships and job in the future.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The program is up to date with current trends of data analysis and marketing and prepares for the job market in the near future. It's a trimester program so there is a lot to learn in a short period of time.

    9 /10
    academic
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    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    Book Store

    Sacred Heart University Bookstore0.08 Km
    Books-A-Million1.74 Km
    FYE1.76 Km
    Botanica Santa Barbara Chango LLC5.68 Km
    Savior Christian Book Store6.19 Km
    Fairfield University Bookstore6.94 Km
    Black Cat Comic Book Shop LLC.7.12 Km
    Rogue Comics7.26 Km
    University of Bridgeport Bookstore7.53 Km
    Boston Book & Video7.93 Km
    Athena Rare Books7.98 Km
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    Super Market

    Hillview Superette1.08 Km
    Target Grocery1.72 Km
    Trader Joe's4.23 Km
    North End Supermarket4.27 Km
    ShopRite of Fairfield4.51 Km
    Mike's Supermarket4.56 Km
    Food Bazaar Supermarket4.58 Km
    Key Food Supermarkets4.82 Km
    Price Rite of Bridgeport - Boston Ave5.25 Km
    Save A Lot5.29 Km
    Farmers Market by Food Bazaar Supermarket5.7 Km
    Family Dollar6.33 Km
    Alex Food Inc6.41 Km
    Gala Foods Supermarket6.41 Km
    G & G Liquors6.59 Km
    Whole Foods Market6.92 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Sunglass Hut1.67 Km
    Westfield Trumbull1.71 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's1.75 Km
    Apartment Complex1.79 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk1.97 Km
    Brookway2.08 Km
    Brookside Center2.09 Km
    Lakehill shopping centre4.26 Km
    Fairfield Woods Plaza4.3 Km
    Black Rock Shopping Center4.43 Km
    Tunxis Hill Shopping Center4.76 Km
    Trumbull Shopping Center4.83 Km
    Shoppers Plaza Shopping Center5.06 Km
    Kings Plaza5.6 Km
    Arcade Mall6.56 Km
    Moments Boutique6.98 Km
    Hawley Lane Mall7.81 Km
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    Train Station

    Bridgeport6.7 Km
    Fairfield Metro6.72 Km

    Airport

    Captain's Cove Heliport7.28 Km
    Bridgeport Hospital Heliport7.37 Km

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