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Fairfield University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Fairfield University Description:

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The university's curriculum emphasizes thinking across disciplinary boundaries. The school has strong international programs and has produced a surprising number of Fulbright Scholars. Fairfield's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the university's Dolan School of Business is also well regarded. In athletics, the Fairfield Stags compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,999 (3,879 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,690
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,550
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $57,240

Fairfield University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,633
    • Loans: $9,478

Scholarships for Fairfield (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Communication Studies, English, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Fairfield University Mission Statement:

the complete mission statement can be found at http://www.fairfield.edu/about/about_mission.html

"Fairfield University, founded by the Society of Jesus, is a coeducational institution of higher learning whose primary objectives are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility. Jesuit Education, which began in 1547, is committed today to the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement.

Fairfield is Catholic in both tradition and spirit. It celebrates the God-given dignity of every human person. As a Catholic university it welcomes those of all beliefs and traditions who share its concerns for scholarship, justice, truth and freedom, and it values the diversity which their membership brings to the university community.

Fairfield educates its students through a variety of scholarly and professional disciplines. All of its schools share a liberal and humanistic perspective and a commitment to excellence. Fairfield encourages a respect for all the disciplines-their similarities, their differences, and their interrelationships. In particular, in its undergraduate schools it provides all students with a broadly based general education curriculum with a special emphasis on the traditional humanities as a complement to the more specialized preparation in disciplines and professions provided by the major programs. Fairfield is also committed to the needs of society for liberally educated professionals. It meets the needs of its students to assume positions in this society through its undergraduate and graduate professional schools and programs."

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