#4 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Student Population
Fairfield University overview
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Online fairfield.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Fairfield University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Fairfield University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 12,315 prospective students applied, and 7,035 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,176 enrolled in the school.  4,461 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 812 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $49,080 plus fees of $750. Fairfield University is ranked 127 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Fairfield University is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1210/1350
ACT 26/30
GPA 3.36
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Fairfield University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$750
Room and Board $15,150
Budget for Other Expenses$1,730
Total One Year Cost$67,860

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$77,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fairfield University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Social Sciences 14%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 8%
English and Literature 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129242 IPEDS survey data for Fairfield University.

Current students may use the Fairfield University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.