About Fairfield University
On Campus Housing
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).
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.