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Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Sacred Heart Major Seminary is Catholic college with 264 students located in Detroit, MI.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Overview

Overview

Sacred Heart Major Seminary says

These words from the prophet Jeremiah are etched upon the cornerstone of Sacred Heart Major Seminary. They have been our driving inspiration since 1919, when the fourth bishop of Detroit, Michael Gallagher, founded Sacred Heart as a minor seminary. In 1988, it added a Graduate School of Theology to its College of Liberal Arts. For eight decades, thousands of Sacred Heart graduates have been ordained for priestly ministry, with hearts patterned after the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. They have been sent out into the vineyard of the Archdiocese of Detroit, and in the fertile fields of dioceses and archdioceses throughout the country. Throughout the world, Sacred Heart graduates have served, or are currently serving, the people of God in the nations of Poland, Western Samoa, Cameroon, Brazil and China.

Come to know our institution better through the following pages. Learn about our outstanding formations program, which aims to develop mature and holy priests and permanent deacons who are thoroughly prepared for collaborative service in today's parishes. Learn about our Institute for Ministry. Its degree and certificate programs educate lay women and men for the full range of pastoral ministry--to be "new evangelists for the new millennium." Come to know our faculty--priests, religious and lay--who are highly credentialed and committed to teaching with the mind of the Church.

Then prayerfully consider if you are being called to be a part of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary community. We welcome you!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 264
Gender 58% Male / 42% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 21% Full Time / 79% Part Time
Geography 96% In State / 4% Out of State / 6% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 69%
Multi-racial 0%
International 7%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

17% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered

Activities

Student Publications: Mosaic

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (43%), Philosophy (39%), Theology/Theological Studies (13%), Theology/Theological Studies (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

Rector/ President Very Rev. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness
Accredited by Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 26
Student : Faculty Ratio 5 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 80 : 19
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 100.0% accepted of 1 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite21 - 26
English24 - 25
Math21 - 25
 

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Interview, Recommendations

Important: Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Level Of Applicants Interest, Religious Affiliation Commitment

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 0
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 1 0
Science Lab 0 1
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 0
Academic Electives 0 0

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT or ACT

Deadlines

August

15

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,500 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $16,900, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,900 Same as On-Campus
Fees $100 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,208 $11,934
Books $1,521 $1,521
Total (before financial aid) $27,729 $30,455

Students Receiving Aid

33% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Institutional Grants 33% $15,512

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

50% of students graduated on time.

50% of students graduated in six years.

100% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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