Around the Area

Sacred Heart University’s main campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, which ranks among the top places to live in the Northeast and in the country in a CNN/Money list of "Best Places to Live: Top-Earning Towns

Fairfield is a quaint New England town that offers more than 1,000 acres of land, forests, lakes and rivers available for hiking, camping, fishing and sightseeing. Bordered by the towns of Trumbull, Bridgeport, Easton, Redding and Westport, known as the Gold Coast of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT, is praised for its rolling hills and breathtaking coastal views of Long Island Sound.

Fairfield County offers countless places to stay and places to eat. Our free student shuttle travels to nearby shopping centers, grocery stores and a variety of specialty stores for music, clothing, books and more.

All around Fairfield County you’ll find a thriving music scene, national attractions and major performing spaces. Not far from campus you can visit:

  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
  • The Webster Bank Arena
  • The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • The Barnum Museum

Nearby multinational Fortune 500 headquarters offer our students a plethora of professional opportunities – including internships, co-ops, jobs, research, collaborative projects and more.

SHU is also within close proximity of train, plane and bus stations that provide easy access to New Haven, New York City, Boston and beyond.