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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Founded by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a 4-year Jesuit institution in coastal Connecticut. Fairfield provides a liberal arts education and offers degrees in 44 academic majors as well as 16 interdisciplinary majors. As a Catholic institution, Fairfield celebrates mass at the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola and sponsors a number of retreats and service immersion experiences. To promote sustainability, the Fairfield campus houses a combustion turbine-based heat and power plant which earned the university an Energy Star from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
29%
Out-Of-State Students
68%
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,192
Total Number of Undergrads
4,113
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
77%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,893
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$47,165
Out-of-State Tuition
$47,165
0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,154
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
156
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Hartford
Philadelphia
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$69,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Fairfield University is a great community-building university. There are always students around, who are friendly and willing to work together. Group interactions are always encouraged.
from Woodbury, CT
Fairfield has a beautiful campus year round. It is close and convenient to get to New York City. The is always something for everyone, whether it be majors, sports, clubs, or organizations.
Katherine from Woodbury, CT

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