Sacred Heart University Top Rankings

Sacred Heart University (SHU) is a top tier Catholic university located in suburban Fairfield, Connecticut (US). It is highly regarded as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

The University offers a range of degree programs on the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. It is comprised of four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University College; and the John F. Welch College of Business. The College of Arts & Sciences's advising program, Freshman Academic Advising Program, has been recognized as among the best in the nation according to the National Academic Advising Association.

Sacred Heart University has been granted institutional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Education program for Teacher Certification at the elementary and secondary levels is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education.


- Placed among the top 30 master’s level colleges and universities in the North (US News 2010).

- Featured in The Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges (2010 Edition).

- Ranked 52nd for Physical Therapy program, 90th for Occupational Therapy program (U.S. News 2009 Edition).

- 33rd in the category of master’s universities in the North (2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report).

- Listed among the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review’s 2009 edition of its annual book, The Best 368 Colleges.

- Rated 11th in the nation on Intel's 2005 Most Unwired College Campuses.

 - It has been chosen as one of 25 institutions to participate in The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) national initiative, Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility.

- The University’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter have been placed among the top five collegiate chapters in the US.