Sacred Heart University

Founded in 1963, Sacred Heart University is a New England liberal arts university located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Sacred Heart is comprised of five different colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Health Professions, the Isabelle Farrington College of Education, University College, and the accredited John F. Welch College of Business. At Sacred Heart University, faculty and administration foster an environment where a variety of rich educational experiences will help students make a difference both inside and outside of the classroom.



Sacred Heart’s main campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield County, Connecticut has been voted one of the best places to live by multiple publications. Sacred Heart students enjoy a close proximity to New York City and Boston. The Sacred Heart campus totals about 71.25 acres.  

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Sacred Heart provides its students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person. 

In addition to courses that pertain to specific majors, programs, and areas of concentration, Sacred Heart University includes a Core Curriculum in its academics. The Sacred Heart Core Curriculum exists so that students may become knowledgeable and educated people. The Core is foundational to each student’s individual major and to life-long learning. Sacred Heart believes the Core will be essential for personal and professional success in a global and ever changing world.

Sacred Heart University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, with an average class size of around 22 students.

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In order to better assist international students in their transition into taking university-level classes at Sacred Heart University, Sacred Heart offers an intensive English as a Second Language program. 

The Sacred Heart University English Language Institute provides not only English language instruction, but also orientation in United States culture so that international students can acclimate smoothly into the Sacred Heart University community.

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Sacred Heart University offers more than 50 degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Sacred Heart’s physical therapy program was ranked #1 in Connecticut and among the top five in New England by the 2013 US News and World Report. Additionally, the game design and development program at Sacred Heart University is considered one of the top game design programs in the United States and Canada according to the Princeton Review.

To see a full list of undergraduate majors at Sacred Heart, click here.



According to the 2012-2013 student body profile, Sacred Heart University is home to 6,434 total students. 3,399 of these students are full-time undergraduate, 693 are part-time undergraduate students, and 2,342 are graduate students. About 17% of Sacred Heart’s students come from a minority background. Connecticut residents comprised 29% of Southwestern University’s student body while students from other states and nations made up 71% of the student body. Overall, 42 states and 31 countries are represented in the students of Southwestern.

Sacred Heart is part of NCAA Division I athletics and also offers a vast amount of student clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities. 

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Sacred Heart’s tuition for full-time undergraduate students in 2013-14 will be $34,800. Room and board varies from $9,468-$9,782 per year based on the residence hall students are assigned to. Additionally, student meal plans range from $1,210-$4,400 annually.

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