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Sacred Heart University Student Life

Sacred Heart University is on a 350-acre campus in a suburban setting in Fairfield, Connecticut, not far from New York City. Sacred Heart University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Sacred Heart University also has fraternities and sororities.

Sacred Heart University has a thriving Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. In fact, more students participate in Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Sacred Heart University include Inter Resident Council, Student Nursing Association, Habitat for Humanity and Pre-PT Club.

Sacred Heart University students' favorite campus events are Campus Spring Concert, President's Gala and Pack the Pitt.

Sacred Heart University Housing

Sacred Heart University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Sacred Heart University students live off campus. In 2021, 50% of undergrads at Sacred Heart University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 50% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sacred Heart University. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Sacred Heart University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Sacred Heart University Athletics

At Sacred Heart University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Sacred Heart University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Ice Hockey Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Fencing Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Sacred Heart University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Sacred Heart University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Sacred Heart University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Sacred Heart University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Sacred Heart University has Bystander Intervention, Personal Safety Escort Program, Silent Witness Program, crime prevention announcements, SHU Safe App.

Plan a Visit to Sacred Heart University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Sacred Heart University, take Merritt Parkway to Fairfield, CT. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Connecticut you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Sacred Heart University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Sacred Heart University Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

36%

In State

64%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

12%

5%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.13%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

6,158

Graduate Students

2,998

Non-Resident / International Students

89

Sacred Heart University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,156

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$43,070

Out-of-State

$43,070

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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