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Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT

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Fairfield University is a nonprofit private university that has many programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in a predominantly suburban area. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately 5,200 students enroll at Fairfield University per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Fairfield University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. This school has an acceptance rate of about 72 percent of which only 15 percent chose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $45,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $8,200. Fairfield University may offer financial aid for students who qualify by way of grants and loans.

The Fairfield University Stags participate in several athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division I-AAA)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://fairfield.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Fairfield University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Fairfield University is around 5,100 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 19% enrolling as graduate students and 77% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $44,000-$53,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $730-$870 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$22,483
Receiving Student Loans58%$9,118
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Fairfield University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Fairfield University has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years79%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Fairfield University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Fairfield University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    64.97%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    92%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    12:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $21,701