#3 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Student Population
Fairfield University overview
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Online fairfield.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Fairfield University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Fairfield University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 12,586 prospective students applied, and 7,065 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,118 enrolled in the school.  4,813 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 700 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $50,550 plus fees of $775. Fairfield University is ranked 126 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Fairfield University is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
Fairfield University overview
SAT 1190/1340
ACT 27/30
GPA 3.64
Applications Accepted
Fairfield University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Fairfield University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$775
Room and Board $15,610
Budget for Other Expenses$1,730
Total One Year Cost$69,815

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$77,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fairfield University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Social Sciences 14%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 8%
English and Literature 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129242 IPEDS survey data for Fairfield University.

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