At Sacred Heart University, 91 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 64 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
The four-year private not-for-profit institution in Fairfield enrolled 8,543 students in fall 2017, including 5,603 in undergraduate and 2,940 in graduate programs, data shows. 2.2 percent of undergraduates transferred from another college or university.
27 percent of undergraduates are residents of Connecticut, and 72 percent are residents of other states. 1 percent are citizens of foreign countries.
The undergraduate student body is comprised mostly of students who identify as white (73 percent) and Hispanic or Latino (10 percent).
The school admitted 60 percent of the 9,992 students who applied for fall 2017. Of those who were admitted, 23 percent enrolled.