General Information About Fairfield University
Fairfield University, founded by the Society of Jesus, is a coeducational institution of higher learning whose primary objectives are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility. Jesuit Education, which began in 1547, is committed today to the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 8,732 Percent Admitted 59% Men Admitted 61% Women Admitted 58% Full Time Retention Rate 88%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 520 610 Math 540 630 Writing 540 630
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 23 27
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 6,238 Native American 25 Asian 189 African American 219 Hispanic 409 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,382 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 388