Fairfield University

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School Overview

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

www.fairfield.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,084

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 899

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,948

Graduate enrollment: 1,044

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Engineering

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

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

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

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.

Fairfield University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(203) 254-4000
Website:fairfield.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:commonapp.org/
Address:1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,137
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,572 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$46,000
Out-of-state Tuition:$46,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$22,154

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Fairfield University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Fairfield University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1165
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education12110
Engineering264
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs415
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Mathematics and Statistics112
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Psychology114
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total2934836

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Fairfield University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Fairfield University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$46,000
Out-of-state$46,000
Books and supplies$1,150

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$16,712
Out-of-state$16,712

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid90093%
Grant or scholarship aid87491%$22,154
Student loan aid53155%$9,171

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,11879%$21,208
Federal student loans1,99550%$6,893

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Fairfield University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Fairfield University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,0554,3136,742
Percent admitted100%59%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%9%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Fairfield University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,137
Undergraduate enrollment4,032
Graduate enrollment1,105

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Fairfield University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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