Growing vibrant campus near New York City



Located between New York City and Boston in Fairfield County, the wealthiest in America, at Sacred Heart University you can take advantage of the exciting internships, new programs, brand new academic and residential buildings, and an alumni network 10,000 strong in the Pioneer Network. Internships are readily available at some of the most recognizable international corporations: ESPN, Calvin Klein, NBC Universal, Deloitte, GE, Yale New Haven Hospital, DKNY, just to name a very few.

What can you pack into four years? 

Study abroad at our own campus in Dingle, Ireland and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Study and live in one of 8 new campus buildings in the past 5 years.

New Programs!


Game Design: Highly-ranked game design program

Engineering 3+2 with Top-Ranked Partners
SHU has partnered with Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for preferred transfer admission from SHU into a variety of exciting Engineering options. Perfect for students unsure which type of Engineering to pursue--and it is the best way to launch an engineering career for those who want a rich, active campus life first with leadership and activities in sports, study abroad, clubs, student government, Greek life, and volunteering on campus, in the local community and overseas.

Hospitality, Tourism & Resort Management and Sports Management: Part of the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business. SHU owns a campus hotel, PGA-level golf course and banquet facility. Students in HTRM will have an opportunity to study abroad in Ireland and do an internship at a 5-star international resort.

Computer Engineering: Drones, Robotics and a new 10,000 sq. ft. Makerspace under construction.

Scholarships are available and are automatically awarded at the time of admission with no additional forms to complete. Generous academic merit awards up to $17,500 are renewable per year.

Performing Arts offers additional grant money for participation in band, choir, theatre and dance. Auditions for placement.

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Applying is easy


Use the easy online application or Common App.

SHU is SAT-optional. Students must submit high school transcripts and proof of English proficiency. Many ESL tests are accepted, or ask about taking our own online test with a teacher or counselor proctor.

Top 100 on Bloomberg Business review, Princeton Review's recent ranking #18 Best College Theatre#20 Best for Engaged Community Service and included in Princeton Review's widely respected overall ranking of the top 382 institutions in the USA. Nursing ranks #1 in Connecticut and #5 in the region. The only CEA accredited English Language Institute in Connecticut besides the University of Connecticut.


EASY to get here. Hard to say goodbye!
International airports are within easy reach of campus, which translates to savings for you. SHU is located one hour north of New York City, 20 minutes from New Haven, 40 minutes from Hartford and two hours from Boston.

Questions? Want to schedule an interview? Skype with an international student?
Email Francesca DeRiso, Director of International Admissions
derisof@sacredheart.edu

See SHU's modern, safe campus here


International Student Stories here

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