Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Ave
Fairfield CT 06825
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<p>Sacred Heart University, the second largest Catholic university in New England,&nbsp;was founded in 1963 by the Most Reverend Walter F. Curtis, Bishop of Bridgeport.</p> <p>SHU is set on 65 acres on Park Avenue at the Fairfield and Bridgeport border and it has 6,000 students - 3,520 full-time undergraduates, 754 part-time undergraduates and 1,684 graduate students.</p> <p>SHU &nbsp;has four distinct colleges - Arts &amp; Sciences, Education &amp; Health Professionals, University College and the John F. Welch College of Business. The university offers more than 40 degree programs on the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.</p> <p>SHU has 31 Division 1 athletic teams and 18 club sports teams.</p> <p>Tuition and fees at Sacred Heart University in 2009-10 totaled $30,295, plus $11,684 room and board.&nbsp;Financial aid is available.</p>