Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT 06825

Sacred Heart University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 10017 and 5731 students were accepted.

Sacred Heart University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $38,050 and fees $250. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $38,050 and $250 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The Sacred Heart University Master of Science program is designed to prepare students with more advanced skills to train students to handle complex and specialized tasks. The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    The online MSN degree in nursing is a very innovative and demanding program which is intended to meet the requirements of a working professional nurse seeking advanced clinical, educational or administrative skills.

    The Sacred Heart University MSN program offers three specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Patient Care Services Administration and Nursing Education.

    The Clinical Nurse Leader program consists of 300 hours of role of immersion. The CNL track focuses on preparing students to apply to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate Examination.

    The Patient Care Services Administration involves 120 hours of clinical practicum to prepare students for administrative responsibility.

    The Nursing Education track involves 120 hours of clinical practicum designed to complement clinical experience with education skills to prepare for roles as part of a nursing faculty.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Bachelor of Science Degree
    2. Official Transcripts
    3. Minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average
    4. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    5. Written Statement describing professional goals
    6. Two letters of recommendations
    7. Malpractice insurance 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 138
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 65
Nursing Administration Master's degree 135
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 20
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 12

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Sacred Heart University

St Vincent's College
2.66 miles away
Fairfield University
4.25 miles away
Yale University
17.62 miles away
Quinnipiac University
22.68 miles away
LIU Post
33.14 miles away
New York Institute of Technology
33.92 miles away
Mercy College
35.56 miles away
Concordia College-New York
35.7 miles away
The College of New Rochelle
35.7 miles away
Nyack College
36.89 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$32,703
30k to 48k$35,366
48k to 75k$38,552
75k to 110k$39,345
Over 110k$40,274
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $600.00 $600.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $623.00 $623.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Connecticut resident studying at a Connecticut nursing school.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825

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