At Sacred Heart University, the true worth of your experience won’t be measured by the facts we teach you or the skills you acquire here. We believe that inquiry, the pursuit of knowledge, and intelligent reflection — both inside and outside the classroom — will create greater opportunities and choices for you.
We challenge you to be fearless in your curiosity and courageous in your service to others. The discovery of your own talents, abilities, strengths, character, and dreams is the most valuable outcome we strive for as educators and mentors.
Founded in 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart University continues to provide an affordable, quality education to the local and international community.
Sacred Heart University Mission and Vision
We’re committed to truth and justice, service to others, and intellectual support and nurturing. As the second-largest Catholic university in New England, we constantly strive to maintain our diverse community in an effort to support our students’ educational and spiritual journeys.
Sacred Heart is based on a foundation that cultivates and encourages critical thinking skills, thoughtful consideration, analysis of situations, and the development of coherent conclusions. We’re rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, but we continuously welcome diverse viewpoints in our search for understanding and enlightenment.
We embrace a vision for social justice and educate students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.
Accreditation and Rankings
Sacred Heart University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of the six regional associations in the United States that accredits schools and colleges.
Sacred Heart University is ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report in “Best Universities North,” and “Best Colleges for Veterans,” including a top four ranking for “Most Innovative Schools.”
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Learn From Our Esteemed Faculty
At Sacred Heart University, we celebrate learning, discovery, and the lifelong search for true meaning. Eighty percent of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. They work closely with students like you to help you achieve both personal and professional success.
Discover Sacred Heart University Online Programs
Take the next step in your career with an online degree from Sacred Heart University. Request more information or call (877) 791-7181 to speak to a member of our admissions team about our programs, admission requirements, faculty, or accreditations.