SHU

Sacred Heart University

100 E College Blvd, Niceville, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
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  • Currently Enrolled
    39
  • Previously Enrolled
    41

Overview of Sacred Heart University (SHU)

About this school

Sacred Heart University, founded in 1963, is a church-affiliated university. It is the third largest Catholic university in New England and the first New England Catholic college to institute a Student Mobile Computing Program. This requires entering first-year students to have a personal computer. Sacred Heart sponsors the largest NCAA Division I program in the country, with 29 men's and women's varsity teams. Its 56-acre campus is located in Fairfield, two miles west of Bridgeport.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,603
    • Men:2,022 (36.1%)
    • Women:3,581 (63.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (SHU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Sacred Heart University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
3
4
Academic Electives
3
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5151 Park Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fairfield, CT  06825
Phone
(203) 371-7880
Fax
(203) 371-7889
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Interview for Early Decision candidates recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 9,992 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 6,470 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 3,522 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,743 (46%) of 6,023 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,777 (43%) of 4,133 admitted students enrolled
Men
966 (51%) of 1,890 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
572 average |530-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
62%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
573 average |530-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
61%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SHU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,820 (68.13826146475017%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,770 (25.27378507871321%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.0533880903490758%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,650 (4.534565366187543%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Sacred Heart University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001403
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,231 (88.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,010 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,010 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$20,600
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,010 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,566
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 797 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,111
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 140 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
367 (26.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,114

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,959 (79.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,343 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,341 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
540 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$20,729
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,326 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,376
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,676 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,525
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 459 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,789 (96.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,447

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,033
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,679

Academics & Instruction (SHU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
348,067

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
499
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Sacred Heart University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (SHU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, health professions and a law program with Seton Hall University, pre-pharmacy with University of St. Joseph's

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Communication

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Game Design and Development
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Science
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

Campus Life (SHU)

Location & Geography

Population


60,855

Nearest Metropolitan Area


350 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Fairfield

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pioneers
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Sacred Heart University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha sigma lambda honor society, inter resident council, student nursing association, habitat for humanity, pre-pt club

Sororities


66% of women participate

Fraternities


34% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,982

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,603
Women
3,581
Men
2,022

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 4.6% Black/African-American
  • 10.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.3% White
  • 5.9% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 26 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,940

Student Resources (SHU)

Study resources