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Academics

Sacred Heart is a university that’s imbued with a tremendous amount of “school spirit” and “an amazing sense of community.” The university offers a wide range of majors and many students are quick to laud the “strong nursing and business programs.” A number also cheer for the performing arts department’s “professional, conservatory-style Dance program, and Theater Arts Program.” Moreover, students love that the campus is “very modern,” with whiteboard-stacked classrooms that feature “many unique features other schools lack” and “VR for classroom exercises, which enhanced the learning experience.” At Sacred Heart, you’re getting brand-new facilities and “state-of-the-art technology designed to give every student the best experience possible.”

These aren’t bells and whistles; Sacred Heart prioritizes “real work experience” and provides “a lot of networking opportunities that are very valuable.” Undergrads also suggest that small classes help “make the learning experience very personal.” Students also seem to hold their professors in high regard as well. Adjectives like “lively” and “passionate” abound, as do anecdotes about a particular religion teacher who “would literally get up on the desk with so much enthusiasm” so as to “engage us with his humor.” Sacred Heart professors are also defined by their accessibility. As this undergrad shares, “They are always available for extra help and genuinely want their students to succeed.”

Student Body

When they first arrive on campus, Sacred Heart students are generally pleased to discover just how “selfless” and “supportive” their classmates truly are. “Every day when I go to class, a fellow student is always holding open the door for me.” Another undergrad explains, “There is an enthusiasm that you can’t fake that comes from the President all the way down to the students. People here genuinely care for others.” It’s an active concern too, or as one student puts it, “We push each other to do the best we can in school and in sports.” As a result of such “happy, positive, and hardworking” peers, it’s not hard to find common ground, though students still marvel at how easy it is to meet people. “Whenever I walk down the hall there is always someone I know... so you have to be ready to say hello or give a smile.” Those looking for diversity should know that “even though most students are from the Northeast, I still believe that we are all very different and bring unique ideas to the table, which makes for an overall great campus environment. “

Campus Life

Out of all the things you’ll learn at Sacred Heart University, the one thing you might forget is what boredom is. Undergrads assert that “there are countless clubs and organizations to get involved in, activities at all hours of the day, and there is so much spirit here!” One student’s typically packed (and far from complete) list of experiences goes as follows: “I go to Greek life talent shows, tie-dye shirts, make mugs, play with therapy dogs, [and] participate in dodgeball [and] cornhole games.” A number of students also enjoy giving back and you’ll often find undergrads working with “the school’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter” or even embarking on “service trips to places like Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South Dakota.” Having a bunch of D1 athletes also means that there are plenty of games to watch, as well as various high-quality performing arts. And if you’re intrigued by fraternities or sororities, you’ll be glad to hear that “a large population of students here participate in Greek life.” Of course, these undergrads are also happy to indulge in simple pleasures too. For example, once it snows, it’s not uncommon for students to “go sledding [or start] snowball fights.” Finally, undergrads like to visit “downtown Fairfield, which is only 15 minutes away from campus [and has] tons of restaurants and shops.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Robert Gilmore
Director of Campus Experience

Address
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Phone
203-371-7881

Email
vist@sacredheart.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bobby Valentine Health & Recreation Center
Edgerton Center for Performing Arts
Linda E. McMahon Student Commons
Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
JP's Diner - first on-campus diner in New England serves up typical diner fare to students - open late. Outtakes - a great spot for students to grab a quick snack or bite to eat. Serves Starbucks coffee. Red's - on campus pub open for students ages 21 and older. Center for Healthcare Education - state-of-the-art facility for nursing and health profession students. William Pitt Athletic & Convocation Center West Campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fairfield Beach
Downtown Fairfield
New York City
SoNo Arts District (South Norwalk)
Westfield Shopping Center/Trumbull Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10am, 12pm, 2pm Sat 10am + 12pm and select sundays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Year-round on weekdays, weekends

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
gilmorer@sacredheart.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Day visits. Admitted students only.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle buses, taxis, buses, MetroNorth, Amtrak; LaGauardia, JFK, Westchester, New Haven and Bradley Airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Merritt Parkway (Route 15). Exit 47. Through roundabout, onto Park Avenue, campus entrance on the right.

Local Accommodations
Best Western, Fairfield, CT Marriott Hotel, Trumbull, CT AmeriSuites Hotel, Shelton, CT Marriott Courtyard, Shelton, CT Hilton Hotel, Shelton, CT

Admissions

Applicants: 11,748
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Average HS GPA: 3.55







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