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Reviews 429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of students from the tri-state area and Long- Island, and the race is predominantly white, but not by much.. There is a small amount of diversity, but I find that everyone is treated the same; people look past the superficial characteristics. I do believe that the environment and atmosphere definitely helps the students understand more about our faith and I found that a lot a students seemed grounded and genuine.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I find that if there is a situation where it is affecting someone else's safety, they are very strict and take the repercussions for breaking the rules very seriously. This is good because it allows the students to feel more safe on campus. If it is something that could not potentially harm another person, then they will gladly give a warning, but only really one or two.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs, there is one main one, and then the library, as well as a computer in almost every classroom that is available to students regularly. The library is generally not overly crowded, except for midterms and finals week. The wireless network is very good and depending on the classes you take, your major, and your professor, you may need to have a laptop in class. If not, there are plenty of computers to use around campus instead.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoyed my experience, I just do not feel like I belong here for the next three years. While I was here, I really appreciated how the professors were willing to help each student individually, as well as know them by name. My adviser was very helpful, and the overall atmosphere in this school is friendly. Although I may not have felt completely comfortable, I know plenty of people who have. Not every school is meant for every student. It is a small, Catholic college which had a strong foundation on the catholic common core, and mainly the question, "What does it mean to be human." This school really helped me "find myself" and for students looking for a socially small, close, and friendly environment with a lot of opportunities for clubs and extracurricular activities, I recommend considering Sacred Heart University.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: all in new haven, can go to some in bridgeport but could be sketchy

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: after sophomore year, live off campus its cheaper and the housing lotto is a nightmare

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: fairfield and trumbull are cute, the nearest college is yale/QU about a 20 min drive people go to the clubs near there bc new haven is def a college town

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: we have like a 60/40 ratio of girls to guys

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: not too strict, if your not a freshman you can have friends stay over whenever. if your a freshman you need to optain a pass

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: basically wherever the shuttle takes you.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: they dont give much academic

2 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation at school consists of the shuttle. If you need to call a cab you do it by yourself, the school is no help. The shuttle is not convenient, you never know when it will arrive. There are also not enough shuttles running. There is no cost to ride the shuttle. If you have to go long-distance it is nice to have a car, if not a friend that has a car, otherwise you have to call a cab.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is not a lot of diversity. Many people are accepting, there are no problems that I have ever heard about. There really is not anything going on about religion or political beliefs. There is mass on sundays.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process is absolutely terrible, you not only need one back-up plan but more like three back-up plans. There is not enough housing for students. The worst option is Taft commons due to its distance and it is not the greatest area. Housing is expensive, a pretty large portion of your tuition fee. My favorite place to live was Roncalli Hall, each floor had its own washer and dryer and it had a common room for everyone with a TV. The rooms were really nice and clean.

3 College Junior

Athletics: For a division one school I think the gym should be better. It should be bigger and it needs more treadmills. When there is a team lifting it is hard to do anything because there are so many of them. The football stadium is very small, I know high schools that have a larger stadium. The fan support and homecoming is good.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus but I do feel safer if I am with a group of people. I live in off-campus school housing and since they do not have a close parking lot to where I live I have to park down the road and then shuttle over to my apartment or I have to park on main campus and take the shuttle from there, or if I am lucky I get to park in the street. The only thing about parking in the street is when you come back late at night and the security has left so you have to walk back to your apartment alone. Other than that safety is pretty good.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not like the Greek life. I feel the sororities are fake and there is a saying that many people use, "I am not paying for friends." It is very expensive to join Greek life and some people can't put up that money. There is no Greek housing available. If the guys or girls want to live together then just like everyone else they form a small group and look for a house. When the fraternities or sororities have a formal there is absolutely nothing to do because many people will be at the formal. However, even when a fraternity or sorority has a party they usually only let in other fraternities and sororities, they do not let in non-Greek members. Some non-Greek students like the Greek students.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is very strict. This school is not fun and you are most definitely not allowed to have any parties in the dorms or you will all get written up, that is not only including the freshmen dorms, that is for all of the school's housing. There are barely any house parties and when there is a party going on they will get broken up and then your night is ruined. Only when you are 21 is it more fun because you can actually go out. I prefer to go home because there is nothing to do at school. You usually look forward to going out on a Friday night, but here that is not the case. We do not even have a college town, the closest thing we have is Fairfield town but that is really Fairfield University's town. They are also strict with parking, they ticket students all of the time if they are parked where they should not be. However, this school does not give us much of a choice because there is not enough parking for all of the students which leads to students being late to class. No matter how early you leave, you are lucky if you find a spot. Also, trying to park to go to the gym is a nightmare. If I could choose all over again, I would not have come to Sacred Heart.

4 College Junior

Academics: The School of Health Professions is amazing. The majority of the professors throughout the University care about you and want you to succeed. The only downfall about the curriculum is that they require too many core classes. The popular areas of study are exercise science, nursing, athletic training, and some areas of business. The registration process is stressful because you never know if you will be let into a class and if the class you need closes you most likely have to fix your entire schedule.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection at Sacred Heart is pretty good. It takes a while to search for available housing but it is definitely worth it. The pros of living off-campus is that you do not have to purchase a meal plan, there is plenty of available parking unlike Sacred Heart housing, you have more freedom, you do not have to battle for a washer or dryer, and you can control the heat and air conditioning! Regarding the parking, the majority of houses have driveways and available parking in the street. The only con I can think about is that it takes some time to find the appropriate house for you. There are many available houses or apartments for rent, everyone I talk to that is looking to live off-campus has never even looked at the same house. There are many available options and the majority are close by to campus. The only help I know about is a facebook page that gives some information about available housing, and I am not even sure if the school started the page.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes and professors are some of the best but otherwise this school is boring. There is nothing to do on the weekends, and most people either commute or transfer after their first year.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No Greek housing is available. Also, it is important to join Greek life because without it there is nothing to do.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My college is pretty good at keeping students safe. In fact, the security on campus is almost too good. Not a lot of parties and other activities are allowed to go on. There is security in the dorms at night which can be nice.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The exercise science/PT program at Sacred Heart is one of the best. The program offered is the reason I chose to go to Sacred Heart. Although the school is pricey and the program requires hard work, the potential reward for all the work is to have a great job. Sacred Heart is very good about giving students internships for their major, the only downside is the extensive core curriculum they require. You do not get to get to your important major classes until later in your education. The other benefit of this program is that there is a 3+3 track that allows you to graduate in 3 years to go on to getting your doctorate in physical therapy. This program puts you ahead of other schools that do not allow you to do this, but again it is a lot of work and you must also go to school in the summer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: dorms are new roncolli is the best but seton and merton are redone


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