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Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd 
Fairfield CT 06824 

(203) 254-4000


General Information

  • Campus Setting Suburb: Large
  • Type of School Private, not-for-profit
    4-year or Above

  • Total Enrollment 4,933 (4,084 undergraduate)
  • Programs Offered Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Graduate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  • Calendar Semester
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12 to 1
  • Distance Learning Opportunities

Student Body

  • Full Time / Part Time 71% / 29%
  • Men / Women (Full Time) 41% / 59%
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 79% / 21%
  • In-State / Out-of-State 24% / 76%

Breakdown of Student Population by Ethnicity


Breakdown of Student Population by Ethnicity

Estimated Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition & Fees $37,490
  • Room & Board$11,270
  • Percentage of Students
    Receiving Any Financial Aid
    86%
  • Average Financial Aid Package$27,488
  • Average Indebtedness at Graduation$32,857
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Undergraduate Admissions

  • Total Number of Applicants8,732
  • Students Admitted 5,157 (59%)
  • Students Enrolled899 (10%)
  • Average High School GPA3.41
  • Students in top 10% of HS Class38%
  • SAT Critical Reading (Middle 50%) 520-610
  • SAT Critical Math (Middle 50%) 540-630
  • SAT Critical Writing (Middle 50%) 540-630
  • ACT Composite (Middle 50%) 23-27
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