Sacred Heart University: Statistics

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#1885 of 14,131 In the World
#538 of 2,597 In North America
#490 of 2,496 In the United States
#11 of 28 In Connecticut
#2 of 2 In Fairfield
#706 of 1,044 For Social Work
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Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
66%
Avg. cost to attend
$43,313 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
6,417
Graduates
2,896
Male:Female Ratio
29:71
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
sacredheart.edu

Sacred Heart University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 66% 59% 69%
Applicants 12,189 4,030 8,159
Admissions 7,988 2,383 5,605
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,650 507 1,143

4,745 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,576 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

White 6584 (71%)
Hispanic 1115 (12%)
Black or African American 504 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 469 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 217 (2%)
Two or more races 209 (2%)
Asian 196 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$43,313/year
Average aid awarded
$18,893
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $36,454
$30-48K $35,484
$48-75K $39,777
$75-110K $43,387
$110K+ $44,236

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $44,080$34,806
Tuition in-state $44,080$34,806
Tuition out-of-state $44,080$34,806
Fee in-district $270
Fee in-state $270
Fee out-of-state $270

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,180
Combined charge for room and board $17,502
Room charge $11,230
Meal charge $6,272

Sacred Heart University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 100 203 43
Business Administration and Management, General 102 65 5
Education, General 162
Nursing Administration 141
Accounting 79 45
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 110
Psychology, General 107
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 94
Athletic Training & Trainer 87 4
Social Work 20 56
Finance, General 74
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 56
Communication, General 53
Computer and Information Sciences, General 13 38
Physical Therapy & Therapist 51
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 49
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 41
Medical Informatics 41
Psychology, Other 41
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 39
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 39
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 29 9
Physician Assistant 33
Human Resources Development 31
Curriculum and Instruction 30
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 28
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 15 12
General Studies 4 20
Mass Communication & Media Studies 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 23
Economics, General 22
English Language and Literature, General 20
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 18
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 17
Political Science and Government, General 17
Financial Mathematics 16
Art & Art Studies, General 14
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 12
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 12
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 12
Information Technology 12
Chemistry, General 1 10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 11
History, General 10
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Sociology, General 7
Mathematics, General 6
Neuroscience 4
Biochemistry 3
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Nursing Science 3
Public Administration 2
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 1
Philosophy 1
Public Relations & Image Management 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 133 1,264 1,005 71
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 73% 70% 74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,933
Citations
25,246

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
499 / 5,691
Medicine
427 / 7,863
Business
295 / 4,068
Psychology
263 / 6,666
Chemistry
241 / 2,187
Engineering
237 / 1,764
Physics
199 / 1,567
Biology
191 / 2,035
Computer Science
183 / 1,834
Materials Science
173 / 1,392
Economics
148 / 1,247
Mathematics
127 / 765
Art & Design
115 / 1,409
Environmental Science
92 / 971
Sociology
89 / 1,458
Physical Therapy
80 / 2,395
Political Science
80 / 555
Health Science
72 / 1,196
Demography
71 / 1,062
Investment Banking and Stock trading
62 / 280
Education Majors
56 / 293
Social Psychology
55 / 1,822
Communications and Public Relations
52 / 511
History
49 / 47
Zoology
49 / 146
Child Psychology
47 / 3,090
Finance
46 / 212
Math Teachers
46 / 476
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
46 / 381
Classics and Ancient History
41 / 6
Public Health
39 / 309
Advertising
38 / 960
Geography and Cartography
37 / 329
Marketing
36 / 1,013
Applied Mathematics
36 / 34
Healthcare Management (MHA)
35 / 200
Sports Medicine
35 / 1,002
Chemical Engineering
35 / 337
Management Information Systems
30 / 186
Philosophy
30 / 19

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 3
1992 3 8
1993 5 15
1994 5 5
1995 10 17
1996 12 25
1997 18 19
1998 24 46
1999 21 37
2000 28 61
2001 41 134
2002 34 182
2003 39 308
2004 43 367
2005 57 463
2006 43 545
2007 55 700
2008 59 738
2009 50 880
2010 83 960
2011 87 1128
2012 90 1263
2013 121 1593
2014 109 1794
2015 130 1965
2016 123 1999
2017 152 2223
2018 153 2312
2019 179 2934
2020 242 3884
2021 300 4835

Sacred Heart University alumni

  1. John Ratzenberger

    John Ratzenberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    stage actorvoice actorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    John Dezso Ratzenberger is an American actor and filmmaker. He is one of the most successful actors of all time in terms of box-office receipts. Ratzenberger portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations. He had voiced a character in each of the first 22 feature films from Pixar Animation Studios including Hamm in the Toy Story franchise, The Abominable Snowman in the Monsters, Inc. franchise, Mack in the Cars franchise, and The Underminer in The Incredibles franchise until 2020.

  2. Lydia Hearst-Shaw

    Lydia Hearst-Shaw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    film actorsocialitetelevision actormodel
    Biography

    Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw is an American fashion model, actress, and lifestyle blogger. She is a great-granddaughter of newspaper publisher and politician William Randolph Hearst and a daughter of the author and actress Patty Hearst.

  3. Kevin Nealon

    Kevin Nealon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actortelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acted in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and provided the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.

  4. Ramón Colón-López

    Ramón Colón-López
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Ramón Colón-López is a senior non-commissioned officer of the United States Air Force, former pararescueman, and was selected as the 4th Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman (SEAC) on December 13, 2019. In his role as SEAC, Colón-López is the most senior enlisted member of the United States military. In 2007 he was the only Hispanic American among the first six airmen to be awarded the newly created Air Force Combat Action Medal. He served as the Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Africa Command from September 2016 to November 2019.

All 12 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names SHU
Founded 1963
Motto Where personal attention leads to personal achievement
Colors red, grey
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 1,140
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06825-1000
United States
City population 59,000
Phone 2033717999
Fax +1 (203) 365 7652

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