Sacred Heart University’s main campus is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield is a charming, thriving town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound and in 2018 earned an A+ in a 'report card' on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Fairfield has more than 59,000 residents but maintains a small-town feeling with diverse neighborhoods with their own character and flair. Beaches, marinas, parks, open space, and plenty of shopping and fine dining, all within 50 miles of New York City, make Fairfield a top community in the Northeast. Our free student shuttle travels to nearby shopping centers, grocery stores and a variety of specialty stores for music, clothing, books and more. Or you can utilize Fairfield's BikeShare Program to do some exploring yourself! Looking to come visit? Check out our hotel guide for your stay.
Sacred Heart University comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. The main campus of the University sits on more than 100 acres in Fairfield, Conn.—located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. The University-owned golf course is located in Milford/Orange, Conn. It is a signature Tommy Fazio-designed facility that has been ranked fourth-best in Connecticut by Golf.com. Nearby multinational Fortune 500 headquarters offer our students a plethora of professional opportunities – including internships, co-ops, jobs, research, collaborative projects and more. From museums and historical sites to shopping and theater, Fairfield County is a great place to call home.
Attractions in the Surrounding Area
All around Fairfield County you'll find a thriving music scene, national attractions and major performing spaces. Not far from campus you can visit: