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Fairfield University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 450 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $145,049)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,543)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 12 - -
Field Hockey - 21 - -
Golf 5 8 - -
Lacrosse 45 29 - -
Rowing 13 25 - -
Soccer 28 27 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Swimming and Diving 28 32 - -
Tennis 10 8 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 17 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.1%
Hispanic 7.0%
Non-resident alien 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 19.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 45
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine from Woodbury, CT
  • 4
  • No matter where you go to college, first year dorms are always small. Fairfield has four first year dorms with mostly double rooms and very minimal triples. Some floors are…

  • Jul-15-2012 Read More
  • Fairfield Girl
  • 4
  • I had a very pleasant experience my freshman year. I got very lucky with a roommate. For freshman year, you are not allowed to choose your own roommate. Residence life…

  • Jul-20-2013 Read More
  • Student at Fairfield University from CT
  • 4
  • Some dorms are larger-sized and clean. Different residence colleges focus on different themes like social justice and creative life (arts, music, etc). Upperclassmen can dorm in appartments, live in off-campus…

  • Sep-21-2013 Read More
  • Cassie from Pelham Manor, NY
  • 4
  • The freshman dorms are live-able. There is no air conditioning, but it isn't much of a problem because it is only hot for the first few weeks. Roommates…

  • Jul-01-2013 Read More
  • from Woodbury, CT
  • 4
  • It is really easy to make friends and form a community in the dorms. I highly recommend the Ignatian Residential College because it helped me to find friends and build…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Vincenzo from Wolcott, CT
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The school's food is satisfactory in my opinion. There are so many options for food and drink outside the school also if you take a quick trip downtown where there are nice restaurants and pizza places. A popular choice is Primo Pizza, which you are probably going to encounter a lot of at certain events and clubs. Within the campus there are a few hotspots like Einstein's Bagels where student congregate to get their morning coffee and bagels, and The Stag which is just like any fast food joint basically. (I like their calzones.)

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Food and dining is decent, but you can clearly see that the food provider is trying their best to improve the food everyday.

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  • 4
  • Student at Fairfield University from CT
  • Sep-21-2013 I am a current student here

    There are several food options on campus: the main cafeteria, the university cafe (pastries, coffee, sandwiches), a grill-type restaurant, and an on-campus bar/pub. The food is overall good-tasting, but not very healthy, although healthy options do exist. In addition, the food is generally expensive.

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  • 3
  • Recent Alumni
  • Sep-16-2013 I am a past student here

    The dining hall is okay, but it has the same selection everyday which is boring. The stag is good too, but after four years, it gets very very boring.

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  • 2
  • Fairfield Girl
  • Jul-20-2013 I am a past student here

    Personally, I do not like the food. There is one dining hall in the campus center. There are several different option which is nice such as deli bar, grill, vegetarian option, salad bar, soups, stir fry bar, and entree. I really just don't think the food is good quality. I think many would agree. I often feel so bloated after I eat there and I am starving in an hour or less after all of my meals because it's all empty carbs. I always bought tons of snacks and cereal and milk to keep in my room because I was often hungry. I knew it was this food right away because after coming home for the summer and eating the food cooked here, I was no longer bloated and stayed full until the next meal of the day.

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  • 3
  • Cassie from Pelham Manor, NY
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is moderate, but better than most college cafeterias. Sometimes the choices are few, but there is a stir-fry station with many ingredients each night. The dining hall is what you make of it.

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  • 4
  • Amber from Bronx, NY
  • Jun-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Again leaving home will be hard because you have to leave mom and dad home cooked meals but after awhile the food is tolerable.

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  • 3
  • Arodi from Bridgeport, CT
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    It is good at first but after a while it gets quite too repetitive, they seem to only change it up when there are parents visiting, etc.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Vincenzo from Wolcott, CT
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The freshmen are trying to integrate Greek life into the school, but as of right now, they don't have any besides the standard Honors clubs.

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