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Fairfield University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fairfield, Connecticut. The suburban atmosphere of Fairfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$49,578 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
56% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Fairfield University?


Contact details for Fairfield U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: 203-254-4000

How Do I Get Into Fairfield U?

You can apply to Fairfield U online at:

Admission Requirements for Fairfield U

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fairfield U?

56% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores
Fairfield U has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to Fairfield U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 690. Math scores were between 610 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fairfield University  ( 620 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Fairfield University  ( 610 to 690 )
Fairfield U received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Fairfield University  ( 27 to 31 )

Can I Afford Fairfield University?

$49,578 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fairfield U is $49,578. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Fairfield U, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $9,325 a year. That adds up to $37,300 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fairfield U is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fairfield University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,486 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,603 undergraduate students at Fairfield U, with 4,486 being full-time and 117 being part-time.


There are also 1,223 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,486 full-time undergraduates at Fairfield U, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fairfield University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 120
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 297
White 3,533
International Students 126
Other Races/Ethnicities 345

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Fairfield University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 56 countries are represented at Fairfield U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Fairfield University

261 Took All Classes Online
1,770 Took At Least One Class Online
666.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,770 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fairfield U has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Fairfield U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fairfield University was 666.9%. This is the #79 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fairfield U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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