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Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT
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Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain, CT
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Rankings*
#7 in Federal Region I Universities
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$45,230Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$11,542 Connecticut Residents
$24,946 Out-of-State
expensive$34,509Graduate Tuitioncheaper$12,848 Connecticut Residents
$26,072 Out-of-State
More$18,153Average Financial Aid AmountLess$6,704
Admission
-Test Scores1,065 SAT
23 ACT
Tighter66%Acceptance RateEasier75%
Lower22%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable23%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller9,313Total EnrollmentLarger10,652
Smaller6,417Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,593
Larger2,896Graduate Student PopulationSmaller2,059
Smaller1,576Online Student PopulationLarger8,972
Completion & Outcomes
Higher73%Graduate RateLower52%
-Transfer-out Rate28%
Higher87%Retention RateLower78%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,930)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,512)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,810)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,172)
Faculties
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
919Number of faculties900
Lower$83,590Average Faculty SalaryHigher$88,722
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.