Fairfield

Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, United States
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  • Total Documents
    54
  • Class Notes
    46
  • Textbook Notes
    2
  • Study Guides
    6
  • Currently Enrolled
    317
  • Previously Enrolled
    168

Overview of Fairfield University (Fairfield)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,113
    • Men:1,636 (39.8%)
    • Women:2,477 (60.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Fairfield)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fairfield University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
January 15
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1073 North Benson Road
City, State, Zip
Fairfield, CT  06824
Phone
(203) 254-4100
Fax
(203) 254-4199
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 11,218 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 6,654 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 4,564 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,046 (15%) of 6,794 admitted students enrolled
Women
611 (15%) of 3,996 admitted students enrolled
Men
435 (16%) of 2,798 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
622 average |590-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
622 average |590-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
72%
• Score 18 - 23
9%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Fairfield)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $47,165 (73.322969296541%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,280 (22.19976680917217%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,150 (1.7877963466770308%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,730 (2.689467547609794%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fairfield University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001385
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
746 (75.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
476 (63.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
474 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
157 (33.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$34,178
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 389 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,236
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 370 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,738
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 438 (92.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
394 (39.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,404

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,484 (64.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,758 (70.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,754 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
594 (33.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$34,731
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,511 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,572
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,419 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,094
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,523 (86.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,533 (39.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,987

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,186
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,175

Academics & Instruction (Fairfield)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


270

Part-Time Faculty


319

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,328,925

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
131
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fairfield University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


78.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (Fairfield)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (48)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • American Studies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Health Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Writing

Campus Life (Fairfield)

Location & Geography

Population


60,855

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bridgeport

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


71% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


27%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Stag
School Colors
Cardinal red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
softball, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fairfield University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, fairfield university student association (fusa), commuter student association, fairfield united, intramural/club sports, glee club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,879

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,113
Women
2,477
Men
1,636

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 7.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.5% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


3.0% from 48 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,079

Student Resources (Fairfield)

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