Fairfield University

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Founded in 1942, Fairfield University is a privately owned and operated four-year university located in Fairfield, Connecticut that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study and academic disciplines. Total annual enrollment at Fairfield is about 4,700 students (3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate). All academic programs are offered through one of Fairfield’s academic schools and colleges: The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Nursing, The School of Engineering, The Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

General Information

Admission Office

1073 North Benson Road

Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

(203) 254-4100

Fax: (203) 254-4199

Contact: Karen Pellegrino

Director of Admission
Main Address

1073 North Benson Road

Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

(203) 254-4000


Total undergrads: 4,084

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 899

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,948

Graduate enrollment: 1,044


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
New media film/televison/radio B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering A,B
Mechanical Engineering A,B
Software Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Individual design major B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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