Sacred Heart University, Fairfield (SHU)

Fairfield, CT

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Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Student Essentials

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Pioneer
Website: www.sacredheart.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $34,030
Out-of-State Tuition: $34,030
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 7,635
Year Established: 1963

About SHU

Sacred Heart University (SHU), located in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic University in New England. SHU provides its students with a hands-on learning environment entrenched in Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts.

The five divergent colleges that make up SHU include The College of the Arts and Sciences, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, University College, College of Health Professionals, and John F. Welch College of Business.

Sacred Heart offers more than 40 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) recognizes Sacred Heart’s core curriculum as a national model of values education.

A few of SHU’s academic accomplishments include having the best Physical Therapy program in Connecticut and being a leading private educator of certified teachers and school administrators.

College Life at SHU is active and fun. With 10 residency halls available and many clubs and organizations, students will have plenty of activities to choose from to enhance their educational and social on-campus experience.

In addition to being home of one of the best freshman academic advising teams in the country, the university has an excellent financial aid department, whose goal is to help each individual student find ways to cover tuition.

SHU Map & Location

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825


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Getting Around SHU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fairfield, CT

Winter
Dec
42
28
Jan
37
23
Feb
40
25
Spring
Mar
47
31
Apr
58
41
May
68
51
Summer
Jun
77
61
Jul
82
66
Aug
81
66
Fall
Sep
74
58
Oct
63
47
Nov
53
38

SHU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,711
Freshman Class 974
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 7,635

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 6%
African American 5%
Caucasian 67%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 66%
Men 34%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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