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Fairfield University Admission Requirements

Fairfield, Connecticut

Chances of getting into Fairfield University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.3%
Admission Difficulty for Fairfield University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Fairfield University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,851 out of 11,361 applicants were admitted making Fairfield University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Fairfield University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Can you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Fairfield University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Fairfield University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Fairfield University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Fairfield University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
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 N/A
ACT Scores for Fairfield University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Fairfield University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 60% 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

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 6,758 4,603 11,361
Accepted 4,041 2,810 6,851
Acceptance Rate 60% 61% 60%
Enrolled 651 440 1,091
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
W
Wesley College

Dover, Delaware

V
Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

C
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

A
Averett University

Danville, Virginia

B
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

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?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Fairfield University. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.


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