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Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is a place where “academics meet real-world experiences.” SHU offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, the Jack Welch College of Business, and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education.
Fast Facts: 
  • Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, one-hour north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  •  SHU has campuses internationally based in Dingle, Ireland, the European business center of Luxembourg, and a partner campus in Rome.
  • 95% placement rate for seniors in full-time jobs
  • Recognized by the Princeton Review as #17 Happiest Students and #18 Most Engaged in community service
  • Performing Arts program led by Tony-and-Grammy-nominated producer Jerry Goehring in Instrumental Music, Theatre Arts, Choir and Dance 
Student Life: 
  • More than 60 study abroad programs in 30 countries
  • Over 100 social, academic, leadership, service, media, multicultural and performing arts clubs and organizations
  • Lively Greek community of eight sororities and six fraternities
SHU celebrates the joy of the season with many events including a choral extravaganza.To learn more about these holiday traditions and Sacred Heart University in general, click here.

Our Mission

To form women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ through a college preparatory education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
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