If you are considering submitting an application to Sacred Heart University, the fee for the application costs $50.
The following is an overiew of some of Sacred Heart University's admissions stats.
|Sacred Heart University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||52%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Sacred Heart University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||December 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 15||––|
Sacred Heart University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Early Decision I applications are due by December 1 which is not far away! EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
The Early Action deadline is December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Sacred Heart University is 85%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 64%. In 2022, Sacred Heart University admitted 214 of the 252 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, as it can show your interest in a school, because you are making it a priority.
Sacred Heart University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Sacred Heart University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Sacred Heart University accepted 64% of all applicants, approximately 7,515 from the 11,748 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Sacred Heart University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to honors program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Sacred Heart University consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Sacred Heart University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Sacred Heart University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Sacred Heart University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Sacred Heart University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 51% submitted a class rank. At Sacred Heart University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.
At Sacred Heart University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Sacred Heart University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Sacred Heart University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Sacred Heart University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 52% of Sacred Heart University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Sacred Heart University applicants, you should aim to score between 0 and 0 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sacred Heart University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 0 and 25% of scored lower than 0, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sacred Heart University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sacred Heart University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Sacred Heart University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sacred Heart University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sacred Heart University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Sacred Heart University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Sacred Heart University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Sacred Heart University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Sacred Heart University.
Does Sacred Heart University accept transfer credits?
✅ Sacred Heart University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Sacred Heart University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Sacred Heart University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Sacred Heart University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Sacred Heart University?
❌ No, Sacred Heart University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Sacred Heart University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Sacred Heart University is 64%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sacred Heart University?
✅ Sacred Heart University's early decision acceptance rate was 85% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Sacred Heart University?
✅ Sacred Heart University offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Sacred Heart University? Sacred Heart University is a somewhat selective institution. The Sacred Heart University acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sacred Heart University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sacred Heart University is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sacred Heart University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Sacred Heart University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Sacred Heart University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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