Tuition & Fees

$46,000

$46,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
51%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
47%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
73%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,995
Declined + 3,772
Total Received 10,767
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Private (nonprofit)

3,970

undergraduate students

1,168

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Finance
  3. Communications
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Codes

SAT 3390
ACT 0560

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School Facts

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is a Jesuit, Catholic, comprehensive university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Fairfield overlooking Long Island Sound and is 60 miles from New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,138
Established in 1942
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Fairfield, CT

200-acre, suburban campus in Fairfield (population: 60,855), five miles from Bridgeport and 60 miles from New York City. Served by train; major airports serve Hartford and New York City; smaller airports serve New Haven and Westchester (20 miles); bus serves Bridgeport. School operates transportation to town center and Fairfield train station.

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
51%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
47%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
73%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,995
Declined + 3,772
Total Received 10,767

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alison Hildenbrand
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 203 254-4100
admis@fairfield.edu

Cost

Tuition $45,350
Room & board $13,860
Additional fees $650
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $61,010
Average Financial Aid - $35,269
Total with Avg. Aid $25,741

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,269

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,554,748
State $727,287
Institutional $37,919,628
Other external
Total $41,201,663

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $19,470,754
Other external $1,623,173
Total $21,093,927

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Mascot
Stags
School colors
Cardinal Red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Practice Nursing
American Studies
Applied Psychology/Foundations of Advanced Psychology
Applied Psychology/Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Art History
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Nurse Leader
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Digital Journalism
Economics
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Family Studies
Film/Media
Finance
Fine/Studio Arts
French
German
History
Individually Designed
Information Systems
International Business
International Studies
Italian
Liberal Studies
Management
Management of Technology Engineering
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
TESOL
Teaching/Foundation
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

77%

3,970
students

Female
60%
2,376

Male
40%
1,594

Graduate

23%

1,168
students

Female
66%
767

Male
34%
401

undergraduateFull-time

93%

3,704
students

Female
61%
2,229

Male
39%
1,475

undergraduatePart-time

7%

266
students

Female
56%
147

Male
44%
119

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Brazil
Jamaica
Mexico
Peru
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tim O'Connor
Associate Director for International Admission
203 254-4000
toconnor@fairfield.edu

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