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Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue Fairfield View map
United States


Sacred Heart University  (SHU) is a private institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,603, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Sacred Heart University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #35.

Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, award-winning advisement program, cutting-edge technology, championship Division I athletic teams, and nationally-recognized community service programs.

Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston in proximity to world-class hospitals, nationally ranked elementary and secondary schools, a high concentration of Fortune 500 corporations and access to the employers in Connecticut's creative corridor.

SHU also has international campuses in both Dingle, Ireland and the European business center of Luxembourg, a partner campus in Rome, and study abroad options worldwide. Students may spend their freshman fall semester abroad program or participate in short-term and semester programs throughout their four years.

Within the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, School of Computing and School of Communication & Media Arts, students in all majors engage in hands-on education both in and outside of the classroom. Cutting-edge technology in the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center allows students to apply their skills in real world settings such as the Finance Lab & Trading Floor, full-size television studios and a motion capture lab. The Center for Healthcare Education features the latest technology available to health professions students.

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