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.
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.
Sacred Heart University holds the following awards and rankings:
|Overall graduation rate||70%|
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:
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.
|Programs||Fees Per Annum|
|M.Sc Computer Science and Information Technology||$43,070|
|Master in Social Work||$43,070|
|Master in Public Administration||$43,070|
|M.A Criminal Justice||$43,070|
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:
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:
SHU also assists students towards off-campus housing through a private company namely Jump Off-Campus
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.
Application Portal: Prospective international applicants can apply to SHU in one of the following ways:
|SHU online application: free|
Common App: 50 USD
|SHU online application: 75 USD|
|English Proficiency Exam||Undergraduate & Postgraduate|
|SHU ESL program||90% on exit ESL exam with successful completion of level 5/6|
International applicants should apply before the application deadlines to allow enough time for reservation of student visa interview appointments, campus housing, and orientation.
|Fall (Late August)||Early Decision: Dec 1|
Early Action: Dec 15
Regular Decision: Feb 15
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.
|Expenses||Cost (in USD)|
|Tuition & Mandatory Fees||43,070|
|Books and Supplies||1,200|
|Others||1,500 to 2,500|
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.
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$41,150 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Sacred Heart University Enrollment||9870|
|Average Graduation Rate||77.0%|
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
|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|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Language Programs||Commission on English Language Program Accreditation|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Programs||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#370 [Out of 650]
based on 1 student ratings
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.
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.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary