About Sacred Heart University
Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart University was established in 1963 by Walter W. Curtis. It is amongst the very first universities to have employed laity in the US. The key purpose of SHU is to present the community with an affordable learning platform, through which they can earn quality education in their desired fields. Over the years, SHU has progressed swiftly and has introduced a variety of new degree programs and majors. The U.S .News & World Report considers SHU to be one of America's Best Colleges. In order to enhance the learning experience of the aspiring professionals, Sacred Heart University provides them with a wireless environment.
Sacred Heart University boasts 40 degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level through the following colleges:
- John F. Welch College of Business
- University College
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Education and Health Professions
The most sought after programs offered by these colleges include majors in the following disciplines:
- Catholic Studies
- Network Security
- Occupational Therapy
- Criminal Justice
- Fashion Marketing & Merchandising
- Sports Management
- Graphic Design & Visual Arts
- Media Studies
The university is recognized by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), for awarding post-secondary degrees.
The university campuses are located in a variety of areas listed below:
- Dingle, County Kerry Campus (Ireland),
- Oakview Campus (Trumbull, CT),
- Luxembourg Campus (Luxembourg),
- Cambridge Campus (Trumbull, CT),
- Stamford Campus (Stamford, CT),
More than six thousand students are currently enrolled at SHU in the various undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The largest student population of Sacred Heart University resides in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The financial aid staffs at Sacred Heart University help students navigate the finest financial aid resources to finance their educational expenses. Those who qualify, may receive merit-based scholarships, student loans, need based grants, or work study programs. The applications and procedures for regular, transfer and returning students may differ considerably.