Description

Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution for higher learning on the scenic Connecticut coast. It is within driving distance to New York City, and offers a multitude of academic and extracurricular opportunities.

Students have access to dozens of undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campus and through study abroad programs. Some of the degrees offered at the school include:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Nursing
  • Software Engineering

There are even pre-professional programs offered in fields such as: Occupational or Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Veterinary.

An active college life at the university provides students with many opportunities to get involved in campus ministry, internships, intramural and club sports, leadership roles, student-run clubs and organizations, and more.

Those who want to apply for admissions to the school need to submit an application and fee, along with an essay and official transcripts. Other documents may also be requested like standardized test scores.

Tuition assistance in the form of financial aid is available to those who qualify. The university accepts a variety of grants, loans, scholarships, and work study programs.

College seekers who want a comprehensive Jesuit education at a smaller, private institution should consider Fairfield University.

Quick Facts about Fairfield University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Stags

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$39,990

Out-of-State Tuition

$39,990

Retention Rate

89%

Enrollment

5,342

Year Established

1942

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

5 star
 
4 star
  1 review
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Fairfield University 4 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 1991

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Fairfield University is a Jesuit college that has a medium sized campus. The school is located about an hour north of New York City. There are many options for study and the school has classes for all levels of education. There are opportunities for advanced high school students to take classes as well.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
4,084
Freshman Class
922
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
5,342

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
76%
Graduate
24%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
98%
Part-Time
2%

Gender of Students

Women
59%
Men
41%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
4%
Caucasian
68%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
17%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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