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Fairfield University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Fairfield University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.1%
Admission Difficulty for Fairfield University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Fairfield University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,035 out of 12,315 applicants were admitted making Fairfield University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Fairfield University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Fairfield University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1280

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fairfield University?

Fairfield University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fairfield University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >69%
1280 to 1350 Avg + 57%-69%
1210 to 1280 Avg - 44%-57%
1140 to 1210 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1140 Low <31%
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Fairfield University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Fairfield University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Fairfield University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fairfield University?

Admission data indicates that Fairfield University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairfield University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fairfield University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >69%
28 to 30 Avg + 57%-69%
26 to 28 Avg - 44%-57%
24 to 26 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 24 Low <31%
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Fairfield University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.36
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Fairfield University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Fairfield University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fairfield University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fairfield University accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fairfield University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

64% of Fairfield University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fairfield University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fairfield University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,415 4,900 12,315
Accepted 4,258 2,777 7,035
Acceptance Rate 57% 57% 57%
Enrolled 698 478 1,176
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fairfield University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fairfield University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fairfield University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Fairfield University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Fairfield University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fairfield University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1350. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fairfield University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.