Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$51,325

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
590
75th
30
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,065
Declined 5,521
Total Received 12,586
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Private

4,678

undergraduate students

1,326

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,004
Established in 1942
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

200-acre, suburban campus in Fairfield (population: 62,105), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
06824

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
41%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
590
75th
30
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,065
Declined 5,521
Total Received 12,586

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

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
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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,395

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,550
Room $9,200
Board $5,825
Additional fees $775
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $67,500
Average Financial Aid - $24,395
Total with Avg. Aid $43,105

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,496,429
State $355,242
Institutional $47,497,849
Other external
Total $50,349,520

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $33,740,753
Other external $1,645,237
Total $35,385,990
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 203 254-4125
F: 203 254-4008
finaid@fairfield.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, cricket, cross-country, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cross-country, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, judo, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cheerleading, corn hole, dance, dance ensemble, dance fusion, disc golf, dodgeball, fitness, flag football, floor hockey, Latin/Caribbean dance, pickleball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spikeball, special Olympics, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, Zumba

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Engineering, Other.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Administration.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports Communication.
Taxation.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Finance
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,004

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,678
students

Female
60%
2,797

Male
40%
1,881

22%

1,326
students

Female
71%
941

Male
29%
385

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

4,270
students

Female
60%
2,566

Male
40%
1,704

9%

408
students

Female
57%
231

Male
43%
177

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Ireland
Spain
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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