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Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Sacred Heart University, the second largest Catholic university in New England, was founded in 1963 by the MostMore Reverend Walter F. Curtis, Bishop of Bridgeport.

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.

SHU  has four distinct colleges - Arts & Sciences, Education & 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.

SHU has 31 Division 1 athletic teams and 18 club sports teams.

Tuition and fees at Sacred Heart University in 2009-10 totaled $30,295, plus $11,684 room and board. Financial aid is available.