Sacred Heart University Rankings

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In the World#1668 of 14178
In North America#520 of 2629
In the United States#473 of 2528
In Connecticut#9 of 29
In Fairfield#2 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
64%
Avg. cost to attend
$41,570 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
6,158
Graduates
2,998
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Sacred Heart University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate64%58%67%
Applicants11,7173,9577,760
Admissions7,4892,3005,189
Freshmen enrolled full time1,6015301,071

2,038 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,073 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White6383 (70%)
Hispanic1041 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown559 (6%)
Black or African American490 (5%)
Nonresident Alien247 (3%)
Asian213 (2%)
Two or more races200 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$41,570/year
Average aid awarded
$18,130
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$33,708
$30-48K$34,095
$48-75K$39,402
$75-110K$42,433
$110K+$42,957

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$42,800$30,427
Tuition in-state$42,800$30,427
Tuition out-of-state$42,800$30,427
Fee in-district$270
Fee in-state$270
Fee out-of-state$270

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,099
Combined charge for room and board$15,960
Room charge$10,900
Meal charge$5,060

Sacred Heart University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse9520651
Business Administration and Management, General112964
Education, General201
Nursing Administration144
Marketing & Marketing Management, General129
Athletic Training & Trainer117
Accounting7539
Psychology, General113
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other100
Finance, General96
Physical Therapy & Therapist59
Computer and Information Sciences, General1336
Occupational Therapy & Therapist49
Psychology, Other49
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies47
Biology & Biological Sciences, General46
Communication, General45
Public Relations & Image Management44
Human Resources Development38
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist38
Social Work1620
Medical Informatics34
English Language and Literature, General28
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism28
Chemistry, General1017
Mass Communication & Media Studies27
Physician Assistant26
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design24
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing23
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration22
General Studies120
Speech Communication and Rhetoric21
Financial Mathematics19
Economics, General18
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer124
History, General16
Exercise Physiology16
Sociology15
Cinematography and Film & Video Production13
Art & Art Studies, General12
Mathematics, General12
Information Technology11
Political Science and Government, General9
Curriculum and Instruction8
Nursing Science8
International & Global Studies7
Philosophy7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other5
Neuroscience5
Spanish Language and Literature4
Religion & Religious Studies3
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology3
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia3
Biochemistry2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Grand Total1081,3311,06571
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate73%68%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,052
Citations
24,363

Publication count by topic

Psychology
281
Medicine
278
Computer science
162
Materials science
154
Biology
144
Business
127
Mathematics
127
Chemistry
119
Economics
119
Political science
103
Sociology
101
History
52
Art
49
Philosophy
40
Geography
33
Engineering
20
Physics
17
Environmental science
10
Geology
3

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art97192
Business11842,396
Sociology12381,241
History130364
Psychology13146,582
Political science1344481
Economics15221,234
Medicine18284,607
Philosophy186815
Mathematics2583805
Biology28471,925
Materials science2859954
Geography2990112
Computer science2992768
Chemistry32051,192
Environmental science3418144
Geology361521
Physics384562
Engineering432651

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199053
199173
1992310
1993516
199466
19951024
19961229
19971621
19982447
19992244
20002764
200137132
200231141
200335241
200443258
200550347
200641435
200749582
200857630
200945734
201078855
201185990
2012901115
20131161416
20141051645
20151281755
20161151737
20171361957
20181451873
20191552424
20202223071

General info

Alternative namesSHU
Founded1963
WikipediaSacred Heart University
MottoWhere personal attention leads to personal achievement
Colorsred, grey
Academic CalendarSeptember to May
Total FTE staff1,202
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06825-1000
United States
City population59,000
Phone2033717999
Fax+1 (203) 365 7652

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