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 Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT

5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825-1000

General information:(203)371-7999
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,407(4,173 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $30,298 $31,440 $32,724 -4%
Out-of-state $30,298 $31,440 $32,724 -4%
Books and supplies $700 $2,250 $1,200 88%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,970 $12,340 $12,776 -3%
Other $1,700 $2,000 $3,800 -47%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,864 $4,960 $4,960 0%
Other $1,700 $2,500 $4,300 -72%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,500 $2,500 $4,300 -42%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $44,668 $48,030 $50,500 -4%
Off Campus $37,562 $41,150 $43,184 -5%
Off Campus with Family $32,498 $36,190 $38,224 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $44,668 $48,030 $50,500 -4%
Off Campus $37,562 $41,150 $43,184 -5%
Off Campus with Family $32,498 $36,190 $38,224 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $32,474
In-state fees $250
Out-of-state tuition $32,474
Out-of-state fees $250
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $30,790
In-state fee $272
Out-of-state tuition $30,790
Out-of-state fees $272
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 898 92% --
Grant or scholarship aid 872 90% $9,667,921 $11,087
Federal grants 206 21% $1,078,695 $5,236
Pell grants 204 21% $773,281 $3,791
Other federal grants 183 19% $305,414 $1,669
State/local government grant or scholarships 210 22% $611,484 $2,912
Institutional grants or scholarships 869 89% $7,977,742 $9,180
Student loan aid 682 70% $5,820,718 $8,535
Federal student loans 671 69% $3,508,572 $5,229
Other student loans 104 11% $2,312,146 $22,232
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,289 78% $42,671,080 $12,974
Pell grants 833 20% $3,150,605 $3,782
Federal student loans 2,634 63% $17,271,539 $6,557

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,407
Undergraduate enrollment 4,173
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 89
Graduate enrollment 2,234
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,566 2,859 4,707
Percent admitted 64% 60% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 13% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 8085
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1213
Bowling -12
Equestrian -25
Fencing 2216
Field Hockey -24
Football 107-
Golf 126
Ice Hockey 2929
Lacrosse 5521
Rowing -24
Soccer 3330
Softball -20
Swimming -16
Tennis 1010
Volleyball 1515
Wrestling 14-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education08/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education08/27/1999 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1969 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/2002 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/05/1999 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/15/2005 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/15/2005 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/19/2011 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations84 4
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 824
Liquor law violations 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 18911
Motor vehicle theft 210
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 1378
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.7%
Number in default50
Number in repayment1,325

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00140300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1------
Exercise Physiology-0-----
Category total400-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting5------
Business Administration and Management, General2982-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---2---
Finance, General20------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1------
Category total34682-2---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other1------
Public Relations/Image Management-0-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1------
Category total550-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General81900---
Category total81900---
Education Colleges
Education, General-376-----
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----53--
Reading Teacher Education----5--
Category total-376--58--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-0-----
Category total-0-----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2------
Category total30------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature1------
Category total6------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other0------
Athletic Training/Trainer5------
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-35--1--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0-----
Nursing Administration-8-----
Nursing Science------0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-33-----
Physical Therapy/Therapist------50
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse7710-----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-1-----
Category total17187--1-50
History Colleges
History, General3------
Category total3------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-10-----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1------
Category total2810-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies14--3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0------
Category total14--3---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1------
Category total12------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1------
Religion/Religious Studies25-----
Category total35-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General919-----
Category total919-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General125------
Psychology, Other-0---0-
Category total1250---0-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work2------
Category total23------
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6------
Political Science and Government, General1------
Sociology1------
Category total54------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General19------
Category total19------
Grand total815980559050