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Address5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
Phone203-371-7999
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School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Sacred Heart University Campus, Fairfield, CT
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Sacred Heart University are $45,230. For graduate programs, its 2022 graduate school tuition and fees are $34,509.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $46,310 based on the tuition changes over the past five years.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
Undergraduate$45,230
Graduate$34,509
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Undergraduate$46,310
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the SHU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the SHU bursar/financial aid page for more information.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Sacred Heart University is 66.12% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22.00%. The average graduation rate is 73%. Total 9,313 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $61,800. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $71,500 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 SHU Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »66.12% Acceptance Rate / 22.00% Yield
Graduation Rate »73%
Retention Rate87%(full-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio7.14% (14 to 1)
Student Population »9,313 (6,417 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$18,153
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$61,800
Average Salary by Field of Study$24,800 - $71,500

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Sacred Heart University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at SHU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCAir Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
SHU provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at SHU
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of SHU. Sacred Heart University is religiously affiliated with Roman Catholic. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 2,930. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $4,810.
SHU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity2,930



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