Sacred Heart University

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world rank  1415

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University Overview

Established in 1963, Sacred Heart University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Fairfield (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Dingle, Luxembourg. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Sacred Heart University (SHU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SHU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SHU
Founded 1963
Motto Where personal attention leads to personal achievement
Colours Red and grey

University Location

Address 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield
06825-1000 Connecticut
United States
Tel +1 (203) 371 7999
Fax +1 (203) 365 7652
Other locations Dingle, Luxembourg

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield 06825
(203) 371 7880

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Diocesan - www.bridgeportdiocese.org

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Sacred Heart University's Library
Sacred Heart University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 89,846 physical volumes, 1,087 physical media, 21,384 digital/electronic medium and 140 licensed digital/electronic databases. Sacred Heart University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Sacred Heart University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,930 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1969


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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