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Sacred Heart Recognized as a College of Distinction

University earns designation with curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, writing and other crucial skills

Sacred Heart University has been recognized by the higher education organization Colleges of Distinction for its academic excellence.

“We are pleased to be recognized by the Colleges of Distinction and for their confidence that Sacred Heart is a good place for students to learn, grow and succeed,” says SHU President John J. Petillo.

Colleges of Distinction’s mission is to help parents and students find the right colleges by producing a guidebook with the necessary information on the finest colleges and universities. According to its founder, Wes Creel, “Sacred Heart is one of the teacher-centered colleges that make up the fabric of the American education system, a school that delivers well our four overarching distinctions – engagement, teaching, community and outcomes – the fundamental elements of an effective undergraduate education. It is the mission to honor and recognize those institutions that are so essential to educating the next generation of young adults.”

Sacred Heart was designated a College of Distinction for having a curriculum that “emphasizes such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research and global perspectives.” Having “dynamic out-of-classroom learning” and study abroad programs also helped SHU earn the distinction.