Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, an award-winning advisement program, cutting-edge technology, championship Division I athletic teams, and nationally recognized community service programs. Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and two and a half hours south of Boston.
SHU is the second-largest Catholic university in New England and one of the fastest-growing Catholic colleges according to the The Chronicle of Higher Education. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.
With nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 80 academic programs, this dynamic university is an innovative presence within Catholic higher education. Its campus includes such new residence halls as the Upper Quad, which is located near the “JP’s Diner” dining hall, as well as the Bobby Valentine Health & Recreation Center, which features a climbing wall and bowling alley.
On the main campus, new, world-class academic facilities include the Frank and Marisa Martire Center for Liberal Arts, the Center for Healthcare Education, and West Campus, former home to General Electric’s world headquarters. West Campus houses an engineering IDEA Lab or makerspace, an artificial intelligence lab, an iHub powered by Verizon, a virtual reality lab, incubator space for student-entrepreneurs and other innovation-focused learning spaces.
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