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Fairfield University
Location Fairfield, CT
Setting Large Suburban
Enrollment 6,019
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #138
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Status Non-profit
Website fairfield.edu
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Fairfield University
Tuition (In State) $53,630
Tuition (Out of State) $53,630
Room & Board $16,750
Avg Net Price $46,065
Avg Grant Aid $25,279
% Receiving Grant Aid 94%


Fairfield University
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 13,359
Admitted 6,971
Acceptance Rate 52.2%
Enrolled % 19.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.67
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 28/31
SAT Range 1240/1370
Submit Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
Application Deadline Jan 15, 2024


Fairfield University
Student to Faculty Ratio 12:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (34%)
  • Social Sciences (14%)
  • Health Professions (11%)
  • Communication (8%)
  • English and Literature (7%)


Fairfield University
Graduation Rate 82%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $77,100
Making Student Loan Payments 82%
Median Student Loan Debt $27,000
Median Loan Payment $279


Fairfield University
% Men 41%
% Women 59%
Racial Diversity Low
% White 76%
% Black 2%
% Hispanic 7%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 1%
% International 2%
% Unknown Race 8%


Fairfield University
% In-State 15%
% Out-of-State 84%


Fairfield University
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/