Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT 06825-1000

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Sacred Heart University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,017 applications and 5,731 students were granted admission. Sacred Heart University is at the #55 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Sacred Heart University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Sacred Heart University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 3,597 6,420 10,017
Admitted students 1,944 3,787 5,731
Enrolled students 466 856 1,322
Acceptance rate 54% 59% 57.2% 64%
Yield 24% 22.6% 23.1% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Sacred Heart University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

February 1

  • Regular application

March 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early decision application

December 1

  • Early action application

December 15

  • Early decision applicants will be notified
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Sacred Heart University.

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2.7 mile away
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4.3 mile away
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4.8 mile away
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15.5 mile away
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17.6 mile away
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