60%

Acceptance Rate

$24,034

Avg.Financial Aid

001385

FAFSA Code

About Fairfield University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

5,273

Website

fairfield.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Fairfield, CT, Fairfield University is a university. The university covers an area of 200 acres. In 1942, Fairfield University was founded. The motto of the Fairfield University is Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem (Latin) and its official colors are cardinal and white. In addition to over 4,303 undergraduate students, FU also boasts of over 1,046 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 5,192. The school has a total of 589 total (376 FTE) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 98% of the students are 24 and under at Fairfield University. At FU around 76% are white, 7% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 6% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 78 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Steve Shannon (Lawyer), Daniel C. Burbank (Pilot, Astronaut), E. Gerald Corrigan (Economist), and Sonia Baghdady (Journalist, Newsreader). Fairfield University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – MAAC. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. At FU, 212 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and ACS American Chemical Society. The total endowment of the Fairfield University is around $374 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

1073 N Benson Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2032544000
Fax: 2032544199
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Fairfield University at the 135th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

60%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Fairfield University has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at FU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1210-1350 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Fairfield University, must score 28 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 26 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195. They can also call them at (203) 254-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$39,791

Average Annual Cost

$47,650

Books And Supplies

$1,150

Other Fees

$700

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,710

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,730

Total One Year Cost

$65,940

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to FU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $67,640 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($49,830), books and supplies ($1,150), room and boarding ($15,150), and budget for other expenses ($1,730). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

90%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$203

Faculty Overview

45%

Male Professors

55%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Finance and Financial Management Se...

145 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

133 Graduates

Marketing

112 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

104 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

99 Graduates

Psychology, General

63 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

55 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

49 Graduates

Biology, General

47 Graduates

Political Science and Government

31 Graduates

Economics

21 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

20 Graduates

International Business

17 Graduates

Mathematics

16 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

14 Graduates

Philosophy

14 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

12 Graduates

History

12 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

12 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

9 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

8 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Sociology

7 Graduates

Journalism

5 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Computer Engineering

4 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

4 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

4 Graduates

Area Studies

3 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,177

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

6% Unknown

2% Black

7% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

75%

Out Of State

20%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$93,459 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 94% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

94%

Undergrads in College Housing

72%

Averege Housing Cost

$9,010/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,700/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,700/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Stags

School Colors

cardinal red

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

231

Total Female Athletes

247

Intramural Sports

26

Sports Club

37

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,150 per year. The students at Fairfield University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,700 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 41% male and 59% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$55,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$72,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,250

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

88%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,034

Students Receiving Federal Grants

11%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,870

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

88%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,520

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$34,505

$30K - $48K

$33,781

$48K - $75K

$31,520

$75K - $110K

$30,473

> $110K

$19,446

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$49,117,150

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$29,108,706

In case the students at Fairfield University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Fairfield University is around $25,134 and the federal grant is $5,806. Fairfield University offers an average institutional aid of up to $25,134 to students. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Fairfield University amount to $49,117,150 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $29,108,706.

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