Admissions at Sacred Heart University are invited for Spring and Fall sessions. SHU has an overall enrollment of 8,528 students out of which 2,984 are graduate students. International students from 40 countries have chosen SHU as their choice of institution to pursue higher education in the US. The overall acceptance rate for recent admissions was 64%.
SHU's six academic schools and colleges offer over 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs. Top majors at Sacred Heart University include Business, Management, Engineering, Health Professions, Computer Science, Psychology, Communication, Law Enforcement, Social Work and Criminal Justice.
Out of 11,714 applications, about 7,496 candidates were offered admission at SHU. The college is moderately selective and expects its applicants to meet/exceed its GPA and various standardized tests requirements. Special emphasis must be given to the application and the personal statement.
|Application Portal||UG: SHU International Application or Common Application|
PG: Online Graduate Application
|Application Fee||UG: 50 USD|
PG: 75 USD
|Mode of Payment||Online|
|High School GPA||3.55|
|Academic Calendar||Semester Wise|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Financial Aid||Available for International Students|
|International Admissions||SHU International|
Admissions at Sacred Heart University are offered during Spring and Fall terms to international students. Those interested in graduate programs can apply anytime, as most of the programs are offered on a rolling basis. However, preferred deadlines for graduate programs are mentioned for those interested.
|Spring (January)||December 1|
|Fall (August)||Early Decision (binding): December 1;|
Early Action (non-binding): December 15;
Regular Decision: February 15
|Spring (January)||December 1|
|Late Spring (April)||March 1|
|Fall (August)||July 1|
International applicants need to provide some additional documentation in order to be able to apply for admission at Sacred Heart University. These include the following:
|English Proficiency Test||Minimum Score|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced||180|
|Duolingo English Test||110|
All overseas students will need to obtain an American visa to study at Sacred Heart University.
More than 50 bachelor’s degree programs are available at SHU across a number of majors. Their admission requirements are the same.
Application Portal: SHU International Application or Common Application
Application Fee: No Fee for SHU application, 50 USD for Common Application
A variety of master’s programs are offered across different fields of study at Sacred Heart University. General requirements for international students are mentioned below.
Application Portal: SHU Online Graduate Application
Application Fee: 75 USD
|MBA||Fall, Spring, Late Spring||Required, Waiver available||6.5/80|
|MA Broadcast Journalism and Media Production||Fall and Spring||Required||6.5/80|
|MS Chemistry||Fall, Spring, Late Spring||Required||6.0/80|
|MA Social Work||Fall||Required||7.0/93|
|MS Business Analytics||Fall, Spring, Late Spring||Required||6.5/80|
|MS Healthcare Informatics||Fall and Spring||Required||6.0/80|
|MS Computer Science||Fall, Spring, Late Spring||Required||6.0/80|
Applications are reviewed only after all the material has been received by the admissions office or the program applied to. This includes the non-refundable application fee and all the required documents, including English language scores.