Sacred Heart University was recently reclassified to the new Doctoral/Professional Universities category by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, acknowledging that SHU has expanded its doctoral degree offerings in response to changing marketplaces and student expectations, and recognizing the importance and impact of applied research. SHU was also elevated within U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges ranking to the National Universities category along with the nation’s most prestigious institutions.
- In a joint venture with Verizon, SHU launched a new iHub innovation space on its West Campus, which is the former site of the GE world headquarters. iHub offers a new kind of student-faculty-business alliance in which students, corporations, small businesses, and faculty work together to fuel creativity and innovation. Students are already benefiting from participation in internships, team projects and other experiential learning programs emanating from this space. This is only the sixth such Verizon innovation hub following New York, Cambridge, Washington, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles.
- SHU is excited to open applications on December 1st for the University’s new two-week, residential Pre-College Program. Summer 2020 course options for rising high school juniors and seniors include: Contemporary Legal Controversies, Politics and Debate; Exploration & Research in Coding and Gaming; Multimedia Production; Pre-Health Career Exploration & Research; and Teaching & Learning Practicum for Aspiring Educators.
- As SHU continues to expand options for accelerated degree programs, this year it is admitting freshman applicants into two new, additional 3+2 undergraduate-graduate degree programs: the Accelerated B.S. in Communication Disorders to M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and the Accelerated B.S. in Health Science to Master of Social Work.
Sacred Heart continues to offer an Early Decision program (December 1 deadline) in addition to the Early Action option (December 15 deadline) and utilizes a test-optional admissions process. Please note that the priority deadline for all Davis & Henley College of Nursing applicants is December 15, 2019 while the Regular Decision priority deadline for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Farrington College of Education, and the Welch College of Business & Technology is February 15, 2020.