With nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 80 academic programs, this dynamic university is an innovative presence within Catholic higher education.

Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, an award-winning advisement program, cutting-edge technology, championship Division I athletic teams, and nationally recognized community service programs. Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and two and a half hours south of Boston.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private, Liberal arts college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT score: N/A
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://www.sacredheart.edu/majors--programs/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $65,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Bowling, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Equestrian, Men's Fencing, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing, Women's Rugby, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling, Women's Wrestling