Sacred Heart University is Among the Country's Top Colleges: The Princeton Review

News Story: August 10, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University is among the country’s top 380 best colleges for undergraduate education, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. The company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 380 Colleges.

SHU students surveyed gave high marks to the athletic facilities and described the residence halls as “palaces.”

Citing further responses from students, the guide also indicates, The “Catholic intellectual traditions” here are all about “educating the entire individual, be it academically, spiritually or through important experiences” such as studying abroad and exclusive internship opportunities. The focus on tying the tight-knit community and religion into education is a main reason that students seek SHU out, not to mention the benefits of more than thirty Division I programs, country-leading volunteer programs and a gorgeous campus. “When I toured there I fell in love right away.”

When addressing life on campus, the guide notes the University’s tight-knit community. “Everything is just happy and everyone is so supportive of one another,” says a student. Students “care a lot about their studies” so “the library is always packed.” There is a lot to do on campus that is “free and really fun.”

According to one student, Sacred Heart is a “door holding” school; “it may seem silly but it is nice to know that someone is always willing to help you out.”

SHU’s listing in the Princeton Review guide points out a highlight in the admissions process at the University. “Admissions officers at Sacred Heart take the time to consider each applicant on his or her own merits. There’s no formula crunching here; applicants have ample opportunity to make the case why they belong here on their applications.”