Sacred Heart University Graduate Program Reviews

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80%
of students recommend
(3.79 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AOTA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 8,235 (5,205 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 64% part-time, 36% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,125
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Extremely well rounded faculty with knowledge of their field. Faculty is willingly to help their students in anyway possible and encourage to motivate their students while learning. The goal of their program s to educate fully so that their students have a strong knowledge and are well prepared for the real world of therapy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Sacred Heart University is a private, Roman Catholic university that is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Although this is a Catholic university, every religious background and culture is genuinely accepted and welcomed on campus. There is a multitude of opportunities to be involved on campus between clubs, organizations, special events, residential life programs, health and wellness programs, Greek life, varsity sports, and club sports. Sacred Heart University is a home or a safe-haven where everyone is a part of a diverse, compassionate, and unique family. The famous slogan on campus is: Home is where the Heart is. This university truly provides a home for their students, faculty, and visitors by always providing equality and inclusion. There is a wide-range of academic majors, minors, and concentrations to choose from when deciding a track to study. Education, business, nursing, allied health, computer science, marketing, and the upcoming opportunity to study engineering is available for students to choose from. I personally chose to study Health Science with a concentration in pre-occupational therapy, and I have two minors in psychology and geriatric health and wellness. Throughout my four years as an undergraduate student, these courses have definitely prepared me to enter a future in healthcare. I have been taught the basics of patient care between health science and geriatric courses. A part of my minor in geriatric health and wellness requires the ability to demonstrate patient care by volunteering at a nursing home each week. My experiences at the nursing home have molded me into an empathetic, kindhearted, and determined individual. Not only was I able to display what I was taught in class, but also I obtained patient care by entering the community. Sacred Heart University allows hands-on teaching in every field of study, and they guarantee students are obtaining the greatest fundamental education. I believe Sacred Heart University has fully prepared me to enter into my future at a graduate level to complete a Master in Occupational Therapy. I have been involved in various clubs and organizations such as Sunshine Kids Mentoring Program, Best Buddies Connecticut, Rise Program, Residential Life, and Pre-OT Club. All of these organizations have allowed me to create distinct connections with individuals who impacted my ambition to achieve a masters degree. The best decision I ever made was choosing to come to Sacred Hear University as an undergraduate student. These experiences, lessons and personal mementos will continue to impact my future steps in completing the next level in education along with obtaining employment. I plan to return to Sacred Hear University in the Fall of 2017 as a graduate student and continue to grow as an individual. Deciding what college or university to attend, as an undergraduate student, may be difficult. I guarantee that attending Sacred Heart University is not only beneficial in education, but also in future careers and roles. Students who enter this university are entering a connected and loving family filled with hardworking and determined individuals. Consider being an amazing addition on campus and accepting the opportunity to build a life at Sacred Heart University.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

This program does whatever it takes for the students to succeed. The faculty are very engaging and really get to know the students. The faculty is interested and helpful in making the students' transitions, learning, and experiences of graduate school as rewarding as possible.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

Sacred Heart is the perfect place for a any motivated future PT to attend. I was part of the 3+3 program which allowed me to complete my undergraduate degree (exercise science) in three years versus four, and allowed me to enter the DPT graduate program a year early, cutting my total education time from 7 years down to 6. Faculty and staff were so encouraging and supportive during my undergraduate career here and I owe it to them for being able to complete such a rigorous program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

SHU online RN to MSN program is accessible, challenging, and flexible. Their admissions department is extremely helpful with the application and registration process. They are constantly sending emails to update the students on current happenings and upcoming deadlines. Highly recommended!
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Sacred Heart University was a great school to get an education. The teachers were great educators and were very thorough. I would recommend this school to future students who are looking for a good education. I am extremely pleased that i chose to continue my education at Sacred Heart University.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

I love my graduate program. We do not have academic competitiveness, we all support each other and work as team. The program itself is great using the principles of problem based learning. However, the lower scores are due to the locations of the several campuses. Bridgetport, CT is known as one of the top 3 worst cities in the state. While the school is technically in Fairfield and Trumbull, it borders Bridgeport. The school tries extremely hard to make sure the students are safe, however, the majority of the students have off campus housing.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The Advisors are more then willing to go out of your way to help! Teachers are easy to get in contact with, and are extremely pleasant to get along with. Information on tests is all based on information demonstrated in class. Go to class, study, get at least a B+. Networking is amazing, and makes program completely worth it. Cons: I live five minutes from Sacred Hearts main campus and they just built a brand new business program, but for some reason the graduate school takes place in stamford so I have to now drive 40 minutes or take the train to get there.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

The definite pros where the flexibility of classes and the fact that professors were always eager to meet with you and discuss practical solutions to classroom issues. The major con of the program was that the career support is minimal and their is very little support to help you find a position once you graduate.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I am so lucky to be accepted into Sacred Heart University and to purse my degree in Occupational Therapy. The staff and professors are wonderful, enthusiastic and will go the distance to help their students. The campus is beautiful and there is a train nearby for commuters or travelers. The only con would be the affordability of the University. But it seems no matter where you go, school will always be expensive.
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