With a history of educating students for the last 55 years, Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Connecticut is a Catholic, privately-owned institution that has a focus on degrees in the liberal arts, business, healthcare, education, communication, computer science, and engineering.
The University is constantly expanding, introducing 8 new buildings in the last 4 years. In fact, the campus recently doubled in size after acquiring the former world headquarters of nearby company, General Electric. This additional campus houses the academic programmes for business, education, and computer science (computer engineering, computer gaming and cybersecurity). The campus even has its very own hotel, supplying internships for students studying a Bachelor in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management.
With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, students can expect lots of one-to-one attention from their professors, who are often leaders in their field. Teaching quality at SHU is of a high level, evidenced by the institutions ranking in Princeton Review's ‘Best 382 Colleges: 2018'.
SHU's sports teams play at the highest level of college sport – NCAA Division 1. This gives new students the chance to get involved in American school spirit by cheering on their classmates in the stadium or by joining one of the teams themselves. They can also get involved in a variety of other ways, such as the marching band or theatre.
The University holds award-winning halls of residence, including one which opened in 2016 that features a computer gaming competition theatre and a fitness studio, and another hall which opened in January 2018 that features a Game Room – so that students have plenty to do in their free time.
SHU has a strong track record of helping students into their future career too, with 95% of graduates in employment or further study just one year after the completion of their degree. A selection of scholarships, up to USD 17,500, are available for undergraduate students.