Fairfield University Rankings

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In the World#1604 of 14178
In North America#502 of 2629
In the United States#456 of 2528
In Connecticut#8 of 29
In Fairfield#1 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$39,546 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
4,303
Graduates
1,046
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Fairfield University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%57%57%
Applicants12,3154,9007,415
Admissions7,0352,7774,258
Freshmen enrolled full time1,173475698
Freshmen enrolled part time33

826 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

45 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
680 or 58%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1210
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Fairfield University are 1210-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
191 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Fairfield University are 26-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4018 (75%)
Hispanic413 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown311 (6%)
Nonresident Alien224 (4%)
Asian146 (3%)
Black or African American143 (3%)
Two or more races87 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$39,546/year
Average aid awarded
$25,777
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$30,100
$30-48K$28,553
$48-75K$29,699
$75-110K$33,523
$110K+$43,238

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$49,080$18,795
Tuition in-state$49,080$18,795
Tuition out-of-state$49,080$18,795
Fee in-district$750$95
Fee in-state$750$95
Fee out-of-state$750$95

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,277
Combined charge for room and board$15,150
Room charge$9,280
Meal charge$5,870

Fairfield University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse1454
Accounting7766
Finance, General132
Marketing & Marketing Management, General105
Speech Communication and Rhetoric87
Psychology, General61
Business Administration and Management, General2732
Mechanical Engineering3415
English Language and Literature, General34
Biology & Biological Sciences, General34
Computer Software Engineering1023
Mathematics, General229
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1411
Special Education and Teaching, General25
Economics, General24
Elementary Education and Teaching24
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling20
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor19
Creative Writing19
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing108
Political Science and Government, General15
Nurse Anesthetist15
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services13
Management Science12
Public Administration12
Journalism, Other11
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other11
Secondary Education and Teaching11
Educational & Instructional Technology11
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other10
International Relations and Affairs10
Management Information Systems, General10
School Psychology10
Financial Mathematics10
International Business & Trade & Commerce8
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor8
History, General7
Sociology7
Communication and Media Studies, Other7
Environmental Studies6
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing33
General Studies5
Biochemistry5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5
Spanish Language and Literature5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Chemistry, General5
Industrial and Organizational Psychology5
Nursing Practice5
American & United States Studies & Civilization12
Education, General3
Industrial Engineering3
Physics, General2
Fine & Studio Arts, General2
Computer and Information Sciences, General2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Sociology and Anthropology2
Computer Engineering, General2
Music, General1
Philosophy1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1
Human Development and Family Studies, General1
Grand Total94738931
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate83%84%83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,640
Citations
209,666

Publication count by topic

Psychology
505
Physics
320
Economics
287
Medicine
253
Mathematics
215
Sociology
203
Business
200
Political science
163
History
139
Computer science
130
Biology
126
Philosophy
111
Chemistry
90
Art
87
Engineering
80
Materials science
60
Geography
32
Environmental science
23
Geology
9

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business50112,881
History582381
Physics66822,601
Economics7556,807
Sociology7583,729
Psychology89515,716
Political science1000988
Art100287
Philosophy111784
Engineering14742,364
Medicine14978,201
Geography1499788
Computer science18283,158
Mathematics20561,575
Geology2411164
Biology24633,210
Environmental science2556416
Chemistry30791,407
Materials science3460408

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199020105
199118127
199218128
199326147
199429278
199535205
199636197
199759268
199843325
199953397
200039443
200158751
2002821019
2003631170
2004681073
2005621440
2006901833
2007832316
20081142999
20091453515
20101093453
20111454624
20121526178
20131665716
20141596881
20151568344
20161537733
20171525726
20181325166
20191325256
20201435433

General info

Alternative namesFU
Founded1942
WikipediaFairfield University
MottoPer Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem
Through faith to full truth
Colorscardinal red, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff957
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824-5195
United States
City population59,000
Phone2032544000
Fax+1 (203) 254 4199

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