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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Sacred Heart University

Private 4 Year

About Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. Sacred Heart was founded in 1963 by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Sacred Heart was the first Catholic university in the United States to be staffed by the laity. Dr. John J. Petillo is the current president.

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Located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT, 06825-1000, Fairfield County

Sacred Heart University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#267 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Connecticut

#5 of 86

2021 Top Religious Colleges in Connecticut

#1 of 6

Most Popular Majors

Out of 20 majors categories at Sacred Heart University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Sacred Heart University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni