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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4
  • Jessica from Mansfield, MA
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining at Fairfield University is pretty good for a college campus. Fairfield University runs on swipes rather than dining dollars. The basic plan that is given to incoming freshmen is 14 meal swipes a week to use at the main dining hall and $100 to use in the other dining places throughout campus. The main dining hall, located in the center of campus, is buffet style. Here there is a station where you can order any type of sandwich, a salad bar, a pizza bar, a stir-fry station, and other stations which serve a variety of menu items that rotate throughout the day depending on the meal. The main dining hall also has a variety of gluten-free options and is very accommodating to those with food allergies who need specially made food. In addition, there is a great selection of desserts, including an ice cream bar with both hard and soft-serve ice cream, and a large selection of various sodas, coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. Though the menu sometimes gets repetitive, everything tastes fresh, the dining hall is kept very clean and the chefs are always looking for suggestions. There are plenty of other options as well. Firstly is the Stag. The Stag is another dining hall which serves an array of food from delicious flatbread pizzas to freshly made sushi to juicy burgers. The Stag also has on the go snacks and food items like cereal to bring back to your room. The Stag accepts dining dollars usually, with the exception being certain times in the day when you can trade a meal swipe in for a specific food item. There is also a Starbucks, an Einstein Bros Bagels, and a pizza diner called The Levee on campus, all which accept dining dollars.

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  • 4
  • Shantel from Stamford, CT
  • Dec-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is not anything special. It is not very expensive, and they have a range of foods. They have pizzas, sandwiches, sushi, etc.

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  • 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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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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