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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

Sacred Heart University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Sacred Heart University, the fee for the application costs $50.

Sacred Heart University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Sacred Heart University Application Deadlines

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 ––

Applying Early to Sacred Heart University?


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.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Sacred Heart University Admissions


Is Sacred Heart University Challenging To Get Into?

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.

Transferring to Sacred Heart University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Sacred Heart University Look For in an Applicant?

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.

Admissions Factors at Sacred Heart University

What does Sacred Heart University consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
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
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Sacred Heart University for more information on admission factors.

Sacred Heart University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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
Other Requirements 8386
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Sacred Heart University?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Sacred Heart University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Sacred Heart University?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Sacred Heart University?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Sacred Heart University

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


Sacred Heart University Admissions FAQs


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.

Want To Learn More About Sacred Heart University?

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Sacred Heart University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

64%

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.

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Sacred Heart University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

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

Sacred Heart University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Sacred Heart University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

550 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 630

Sacred Heart University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.55

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,156

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,580

Out-of-State

$46,580

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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