#5 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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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 12,674 prospective students applied, and 7,073 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,256 enrolled in the school.  5,053 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 773 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $52,070 plus fees of $800. Fairfield University is ranked 129 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












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 1230/1380
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.67

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$800
Room and Board $16,110
Budget for Other Expenses$1,730
Total One Year Cost$71,860

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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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