Fairfield University: Statistics

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#400 of 2,496 In the United States
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Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
56%
Average SAT
1265
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$43,173 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
4,354
Graduates
1,159
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Fairfield University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 56% 57% 55%
Applicants 12,586 5,123 7,463
Admissions 7,065 2,931 4,134
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,115 482 633
Freshmen enrolled part time 3 1 2

784 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,187 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
554 or 50%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1190
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Fairfield University are 1190-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
166 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Fairfield University are 27-30 (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

White 4150 (75%)
Hispanic 445 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 300 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 224 (4%)
Asian 156 (3%)
Black or African American 142 (3%)
Two or more races 90 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$43,173/year
Average aid awarded
$23,973
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $21,044
$30-48K $21,807
$48-75K $25,929
$75-110K $30,670
$110K+ $40,878

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $50,550$19,152
Tuition in-state $50,550$19,152
Tuition out-of-state $50,550$19,152
Fee in-district $775$115
Fee in-state $775$115
Fee out-of-state $775$115

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,365
Combined charge for room and board $15,025
Room charge $9,200
Meal charge $5,825

Fairfield University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 183 5
Finance, General 150
Accounting 95 48
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 104
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 74
Psychology, General 63
Business Administration and Management, General 33 27
Mechanical Engineering 30 13
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 32
English Language and Literature, General 32
Political Science and Government, General 32
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 31
Computer Software Engineering 3 27
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 11 17
Creative Writing 22
Elementary Education and Teaching 22
Management Science 21
Mathematics, General 16 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 20
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 18
Communication and Media Studies, Other 15
International Business & Trade & Commerce 15
Educational & Instructional Technology 14
Special Education and Teaching, General 14
Economics, General 13
Nurse Anesthetist 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 8 4
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 12
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 11
Financial Mathematics 11
Management Information Systems, General 11
School Psychology 11
International Relations and Affairs 10
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing 4 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 10
Reading Teacher Education 9
Biochemistry 8
Nursing Practice 8
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 7
Education, General 7
General Studies 7
History, General 7
Journalism, Other 7
Public Administration 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other 6
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 6
Sociology, General 6
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Computer Engineering, General 5
Industrial Engineering 5
Sociology and Anthropology 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4
American & United States Studies & Civilization 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Chemistry, General 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Environmental Studies 3
Music, General 3
Nurse Midwife & Nursing Midwifery 3
Physics, General 3
Public Health, General 3
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2
Computer Engineering, Other 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
French Language and Literature 1
Philosophy 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Grand Total 1,015 404 47
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 82% 85% 81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 92%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,745
Citations
80,903

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
774 / 12,209
Business
507 / 26,095
Psychology
423 / 15,205
Medicine
415 / 8,154
Physics
355 / 19,825
Economics
351 / 5,262
Engineering
212 / 2,433
Mathematics
188 / 2,837
Computer Science
180 / 5,336
Sociology
178 / 5,049
Biology
172 / 5,763
Nuclear Physics
164 / 16,535
Social Psychology
150 / 7,962
Art & Design
146 / 1,199
Political Science
142 / 549
Quantum and Particle physics
137 / 14,323
Finance
135 / 3,111
Investment Banking and Stock trading
132 / 2,499
Environmental Science
130 / 4,466
Health Science
118 / 1,905
Chemistry
114 / 2,053
History
100 / 396
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
95 / 90
Nursing
89 / 1,307
Philosophy
85 / 128
Education Majors
84 / 1,549
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
83 / 1,343
Optical Engineering
80 / 973
Demography
67 / 1,647
Marketing
67 / 11,702
Communications and Public Relations
66 / 2,157
Materials Science
62 / 455
Child Psychology
56 / 2,163
Healthcare Management (MHA)
54 / 609
Advertising
54 / 11,122
Clinical Psychology
54 / 1,045
Classics and Ancient History
47 / 142
Law
47 / 265
Actuarial Science
45 / 310
Atomic and Molecular physics
45 / 1,456

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 136
1992 19 144
1993 27 158
1994 30 289
1995 36 214
1996 37 215
1997 64 287
1998 46 331
1999 57 429
2000 41 499
2001 61 810
2002 86 1075
2003 74 1224
2004 69 1169
2005 67 1568
2006 94 1923
2007 88 2421
2008 120 3083
2009 150 3812
2010 112 3690
2011 152 4879
2012 151 5368
2013 169 5680
2014 157 6821
2015 160 7878
2016 167 7428
2017 156 6221
2018 139 5864
2019 138 5988
2020 162 6602
2021 152 7230

Fairfield University alumni

  1. Kevin Nealon

    Kevin Nealon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actortelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acted in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and provided the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.

  2. Ron Palillo

    Ron Palillo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2012 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actoractortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Ronald Gabriel Palillo was an American actor and teacher. He was best known for his role as the endearingly dim-witted character Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979).

  3. Paul Marcarelli

    Paul Marcarelli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actoractor
    Biography

    Paul Marcarelli is an American actor, who is currently the spokesperson for T-Mobile. He is best known for being the ubiquitous "Test Man" character in commercials ("Can you hear me now?") for Verizon Wireless from 2002 to 2011. He appeared in all of his Verizon commercials wearing a gray Verizon jacket and his own horn-rimmed glasses.

  4. Neil Peng

    Neil Peng
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorjournalistwriterfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Neil Peng is a Taiwanese screenwriter and political activist.

General info

Alternative names FU
Founded 1942
Motto Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem
Through faith to full truth
Colors cardinal red, white
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 958
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824-5195
United States
City population 59,000
Phone 2032544000
Fax +1 (203) 254 4199

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