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Fairfield University
Fairfield University 1073 N Benson Rd Fairfield, CT 06824 Phone: (203) 254-4000
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • 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.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • 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

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