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Sacred Heart University is a private institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,092, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 71 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Sacred Heart University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 33. Its tuition and fees are $35,050 (2013-14).
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Sacred Heart University (SHU) is distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students and its dedication to the transformation and growth of both its undergraduate and graduate students. SHU is a dynamic University known for its commitment to academic excellence, student involvement, championship Division I athletic teams, cutting-edge technology and community service. The second-largest Catholic university in New England, Sacred Heart continues to be innovative in its offerings to students. Popular, newly launched programs include master's degrees in digital marketing and human resource management. Plans to launch new programs include a master's degree in speech-language pathology in 2014 with an undergraduate minor and post-baccalaureate pre-professional plan of study starting in fall 2013.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Sacred Heart University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Sacred Heart University is $70. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||76.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Sacred Heart University is 13:1, and the school has 45.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Sacred Heart University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||58%|
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Sacred Heart University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,092, with a gender distribution of 37.2 percent male students and 62.8 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. Sacred Heart University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Sacred Heart University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Sacred Heart University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Sacred Heart University, 23 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Sacred Heart University.
|Students who have cars on campus||23%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Sacred Heart University, 71.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,593.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$35,050 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$13,514 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data