Fairfield University: Review & Facts

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Fairfield University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 5,140 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1942 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Fairfield University is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
79
Fair
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at Fairfield University.

Fairfield University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 79 majors. The most popular concentrations are Accounting and Finance, Nursing, Psychology, Education, and English and Literature. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
89%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Fairfield University is high at 89% (well above Connecticut average). Considering this statistic, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Fairfield University is very good - 82%. Roughly 13% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Fairfield University is pretty good, 12:1. Read more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$45,000
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high - $44,300 per year. The additional fees at Fairfield University beyond tuition are around $700; this comes to $45,000 per year.

Read the details about Fairfield University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
According to government data, 10,767 applications were submitted and 6,995 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

The college might accept advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Fairfield University is $60.00. The graduate application fee is $60.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Fairfield University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (203) 254-4000 or check Fairfield University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,300
High
Fairfield University offers study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Fairfield University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Fairfield University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 3,000 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high -- nearly $8,300 per academic year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Fairfield University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Fairfield University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Fairfield University Location and Maps



Post Address: Fairfield University, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195, USA
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