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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
70%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
700-800
17%
600-699
61%
500-599
20%
400-499
0
30-36
32%
24-29
62%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,035
Declined 5,280
Total Received 12,315
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Private

4,303

undergraduate students

1,046

graduate students

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Location

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 5,349
Established in 1942
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
06824

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA)
  • Inter-Residential Housing Associations (IRHA)
  • Commuter Student Association (CSA)
  • Play Like a Girl (PLAG)
  • Intramural/Club Sports

Top Events

  • Presidential Ball
  • Red Sea Madness/FUSA Concert
  • Fall Activities Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
70%
500-599
18%
400-499
0
700-800
17%
600-699
61%
500-599
20%
400-499
0
30-36
32%
24-29
62%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.64

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,035
Declined 5,280
Total Received 12,315

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,806

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,550
Room & board $15,610
Additional fees $775
Books & supplies $1,150
Other fees $930
Total $69,015
Average Financial Aid - $5,806
Total with Avg. Aid $63,209

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
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
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

5,349

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

4,303
students

Female
59%
2,548

Male
41%
1,755

20%

1,046
students

Female
71%
739

Male
29%
307

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

4,160
students

Female
60%
2,480

Male
40%
1,680

4%

143
students

Female
48%
68

Male
52%
75

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

46

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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