Fairfield University

688 reviews
  1. Fairfield, CT
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Fairfield University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$37,255/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,433/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,601/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,637/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,298/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,223/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,688Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • White, preppy, rich
    44%
  • White, clean cut, well off, smart, athletic, fun
    24%
  • Caring, considerate
    15%
  • White, smart, rich, good looking, friendly.
    15%
  • North Face and Ugg boots
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • The experience is what you make of it.
    53%
  • Boring
    16%
  • Lively
    16%
  • Spectacular
    16%

After Fairfield University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

688 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    216
  • Average
    262
  • Poor
    50
  • Terrible
    37
Fairfield gives its students every opportunity possible, students just need to be active in taking advantage of them. Your student email will be bombarded with updates on campus activities and applications for positions in various clubs and organizations. Overall, I wish I got more involved freshman year. If you do, it will be to your benefit. Everyone gets super close! The people here are great. Making friends is easy. The party scene is exactly what you make of it. If you aren't into that, there's TONS to do at night. Academics are challenging but fair. It's college and I'm happy to be challenged. I love Fairfield. It wasn't my top choice but I would not trade it for the world. It's everything and more.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
Housing at Fairfield is great! There are a variety of different places (on campus and off campus) to live. In some dorms you have to clean up after yourself but that's never been an issue from what I have experienced. The social atmosphere is very good, Fairfield offers the option of rescolleges which really adds to the social atmosphere.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
The teachers are amazing! The classmates are supportive, and the staff want's what is best for you. Administrative offices don't really pick up the phone often, but when they do, they are really helpful.
  • Graduate Student
  • 2 months ago