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Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. It is a comprehensive university with a solid liberal arts core, a commitment to excellent teaching and a strong Catholic Jesuit tradition. The university prepares its students for leadership and service in a changing world. It connects classroom reflection and study with real-world experience by an extensive internship program and strong community outreach program. Students are educated with a sense of ethics and responsibility for the community at large. Its 200-acre campus is located two miles from Long Island Sound and 60 miles from New York City.

Website: www.fairfield.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,177
Undergraduate
Students
(60.1%) 2,510 Women
(39.9%) 1,667 Men
1,096
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 11,361 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630 average
600-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$68,160
Tuition and Fees
$49,830
Room and Board
$15,150
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$34,511
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,596
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
282
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 44% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Fairfield Population
60,855
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Stag
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.1% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.5%
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