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Founded in 1963, Sacred Heart University. is a Private college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,428 full time undergraduate students, and 3,104 full time graduate students.
The Sacred Heart University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 280 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Sacred Heart University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SHU are considered Selective, with ,37% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Sacred Heart University.
72 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
73 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated Sacred Heart University
Not where I would invest my money again.
Expect to be sassed over the phone by any office on campus.
Grades don't come back for a month or more.
There is no real feedback on your work.
You are a cash cow to them- they don't care about your experience.
Really underwhelming and not challenging work.
They use SHU as a business example ALL THE TIME. Can we please see some real case studies?
If you get a professor that does not teach, grade, post the material on time. Good luck. They don't care!
I am a current, part-time student at SHU. I had some difficult years and thankfully have a great team at SHU helping me out. It has taken me longer than the average student to complete my BS but that is okay because I wouldn't have been a better student had I not realized how I messed up in my earlier years. SHU has provided me with endless resources and have checked in to make sure I am good to go.
It is a good school with a lot of activities that they plan for the students to do. They also have a lot that students can get involved in on campus, such as clubs, Greek life, and sports, so every student is able to find something to get involved in. However, the food is not very good, but that is what is the case at most schools. The dorms are also very small, and there are many forced triples freshman year due to over accepting students and not having enough rooming for them.
Sacred Heart University is one of the best colleges. It has everything and if you need help there is someone you can go and ask no matter if its something academic or economic. They try there best to help you out and is a great school in overall. I love SHU.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Sacred Heart University is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would have to say to definitley take the time to visit all the colleges you're interested in. You'll most likely get that "homey feeling" on one or more of the campuses- take into account how far away it is from home, how much it costs, and if it will help you in the long run for your career/sports. If you know anyone in your area that goes/went to that school I would advise asking them ANY questions you have if you didn't already ask when you visited the school. Go into your freshmen year with an open mind, ready to make new friends. I know there are a lot of horror stories when it comes to gettin your first roommate- don't let that worry you- seriously, there's ways to fix a little problem like that. Don't take your courses lightly, but don't forget to have fun when you can. You shouldn't be stressed out everyday throughout each semester, these are some of the best years of your life that you can't get back once you're in the real world.
Most of my classmates are very well educated, and attended great high schools that provided them with a good background and experience for college. I have also met a lot of great people at this school, and hopefully will keep friendships with them for the rest of my life. I feel like there are a lot of different groups at this school, and it seems that the more wealthy students stay together whereas the middle class students are more diverse.
Everyone is from long island, mass, or new york
Sacred Heart is a great school if your looking for something on the smaller side. Eventually you begin to know people just by faces. I think it is the perfrect size. The classes have just the right amount of people. The school spends a lot of money on unneccessary things when we need more parking lots and dorms. There aren't a lot of options for juniors and seniors to live so a lot of people live off campus in houses. We have great athletic teams but not a lot of people go to games. Only when it is important and on tv. Everyone who comes to Sacred Heart begins to love it at some point, if not immediately.
EVERYONE IS FROM LONG ISLAND!!!
Like every school, some teachers are great and others are not so great. Everyone loves teaching here. My favorite classes are my business classes or anything that has to do with business. I am not a fan of my core classes...especially the religion and philosophy classes. Everyone is required to take 3 of those courses. Depending on the teacher class participation can vary. Some teachers lecture where as others ask a lot of questions and ask for participation. I'm in the business school and all the teachers there are great. Many, if not all, have tremendous experience in their field and can offer sooo much knowledge and wisdom. Many tell you they won't teach you anything they haven't personally experienced. After my business classes I feel as though I have learned so much and will be ready to go out into the real world after.
There are a ton of clubs on campus. We have a club for almost anything. I am on the dance team which is ranked 4th in the nation. It is considered a club sport but we do more than just dance at the football and basketball games. The dorms are always a fun place. For the most part people leave their doors open and everyone intermingles. It just depends on the the people that live on your floor. If they aren't, then just go to another floor and walk around. The school brings some pretty cool people to come and speak. We've had Robin Roberts and Lisa Ling these past 2 years. They offer an interesting lecture series. We have frats and sororities but they aren't the popular thing to do. But they are here if interested. They aren't national frats or sororities so your friends from home will have never heard of them. On the weekend everyone typically goes to the same bar down the road. It is all SHU students. Once you get older people will take the train into New Haven and goes out to the bars and clubs there. There are a couple of 18+ clubs that you can go to. Or just the usual house party.
What is unique about my school is the sense of community. Sacred Heart is like a big High school, people say. It's easy to adjust, and there are many oppurtunities to get involved, especially in the surrounding community. We also have a really great placement rate within our desired field of study upon graduation.
They are very unorganized and tend to jerk there students around.
In my opinion, Sacred Heart University is perfect for me because it is relatively close to home, has Nursing as a major, and is surrounded by some of the best hosiptals to get experience from.
Because I am in the nursing program, for the most part i brag about that. It is very well put together, lots of clinial work and help when needed, hands on labs and learning, etc. This is the main reason I am at this school.
A Catholic party school.
Sacred Heart University is acclaimed best for it's outreach programs, as well as it's award winning sports teams. While there is a population which is comprised of hard working diligent students, many of the students come from wealthy families, where the students slack off in classes, don't take their education seriously and go shopping every day and party every night. A close friend of mine failed out of the university twice and his father had to pay his way back into the university.
There is no diversity and the campus is ugly.
Sacred Heart is a university designed for someone who desires to be a part of a school that has teachers who always have their students in mind and not only the paycheck the recieve.
There are people here that are all different and it seems that everyone has found the social group that they know they should belong to.
The most frustrating thing on campus is the size. The school has so much going on you would expect it to be a lot bigger then campus truly is. But although the school is small, the people make the experience at Sacred Heart Univeristy bigger than life.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Sacred Heart University receive some sort of financial aid.
16% were awarded federal grants.
While 67% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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