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Fairfield University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Fairfield University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Admission Difficulty for Fairfield University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Fairfield University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Fairfield University is 56%.  It ranks #7 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Fairfield University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 7,065 out of 12,586 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1190/1340 ACT 27/30). Fairfield University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Fairfield University application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Fairfield University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Fairfield University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Fairfield University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Fairfield University ranks #5 in Connecticut and #149 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fairfield University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >68%
1265 to 1340 Avg + 56%-68%
1190 to 1265 Avg - 43%-56%
1115 to 1190 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1115 Low <31%
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Fairfield University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-30 
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 27
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 and #142 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairfield University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >72%
28 to 30 Avg + 56%-72%
27 to 28 Avg - 47%-56%
26 to 27 Reach 39%-47%
Less than 26 Low <39%
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Fairfield University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Fairfield University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Fairfield University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fairfield University was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 56% 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
4.0 24.91% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.13% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.21% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.16% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.11% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.04% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.44% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

69.5% 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 39.5%
Top 25% of class 69.5%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fairfield University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,463 5,123 12,586
Accepted 4,134 2,931 7,065
Acceptance Rate 55% 57% 56%
Enrolled 635 483 1,118
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fairfield University is $60.

Application Requirements

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

Fairfield University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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?

56% 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 1190 and 1340. 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 27 and 30. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.