Sacred Heart University (SHU)

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Sacred Heart University can be found in Fairfield, CT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly six thousand students are enrolled at SHU.

SHU has an acceptance rate of about 76 percent with 15 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sacred Heart University (SHU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Sacred Heart University was reported as 76.2% in Fall 2012 with over 7,780 college applications submitted to SHU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sacred Heart University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 65.1%
  • 2009-2010: 66.2%
  • 2010-2011: 64.1%
  • 2011-2012: 53.7%
  • 2012-2013: 76.2%
  • Projected SHU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.1%

How Does Sacred Heart University (SHU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sacred Heart University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fairfield University71.2%
University of Bridgeport63.9%
University of New Haven74.4%
Western Connecticut State University65.5%
Albertus Magnus College68.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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