Sacred Heart University
One of an eight-part video series we created for the Sacred Heart University equestrian team.
See the entire series “Ride With Heart‘ here:
Founded in 1963 as an independent, Catholic University by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Sacred Heart University is the second-largest Catholic university in New England and was the first in America to be led and staffed by lay people. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 and Best 267 Business Schools: 2018 and U.S. News & World Report recognized SHU as one of the most innovative universities as well as one of the best universities in the North in its newly released guidebook, Best Colleges 2018.
Four the fourth straight year, Sacred Heart University has been selected for membership in Colleges of Distinction, among approximately 375 colleges and universities in the country recognized for outstanding student engagement, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful student outcomes.
SHU has 8,958 total students: 5,130 full-time undergraduates, 844 part-time undergraduates, 2,984 full- and part-time graduate students. For the 2018-19 school year, undergraduate and graduate students hailed from 48 states, District of Columbia, plus two U.S. territories and more than 40 countries. The top four states in which first-year undergraduate students, or first-time-in-college freshmen, and their families permanently reside are New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
The Chronicle of Higher Education examined student enrollment at 111 Catholic schools from 2004 to 2014 and ranked SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic colleges in the country. Out of the 111 institutions in the publication’s master’s category, SHU ranked 10th for growth.
Sacred Heart University students are among the happiest and most engaged in community service compared to other U.S. colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review. Its 2019 guidebook, The Best 384 Colleges, places SHU among its top 20 colleges for “Happiest Students” and “Students Most Engaged in Community Service.”
Sacred Heart University’s doctorate in physical therapy program was named one of the best programs in the northeast by HealthGrad.Com.