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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University

Overview

Fairfield University is a Comprehensive institution located in Fairfield, CT, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
United States
Contact Alison Hildenbrand
Director of Admission
Email: admis@fairfield.edu
Phone: 203-254-4100
Fax: 203-254-4199

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Film/video And Photographic Arts Related Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,361
Applied
6,851
Accepted
4,177
Enrolled
60%
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Female Admissions

6,758
Females Applied
4,041
Females Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,603
Males Applied
2,810
Males Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.65
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer April 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 630 600 660
SAT Math 636 590 680
ACT Composite 28 26 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

47,650
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Fees

700
Full-time student fees
14,710
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

33,281
Avg. Financial Aid Package
34,511
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
33,334
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,340
Avg. Loan Aid
12,207
Avg. Grant Aid
17,505
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,177
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.19%
Black or African American 2.27%
White or Caucasian 77.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 2.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 1.56%
Other 5.29%

Gender

Male (39.91%)
Female (60.09%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 73%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Presidential Ball, Red Sea Madness/FUSA Concert and Fall Activities Fair

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Most popular organizations:
Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA), Inter-Residential Housing Associations (IRHA), Commuter Student Association (CSA), Play Like a Girl (PLAG) and Intramural/Club Sports

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

622
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 282
Part-time - 340
Male - 300
Female - 322
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