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3 College Senior

Diversity: At Fairfield, most people here are white and rich. There are a few international students and only a few minorities. However, most people accept the minorities. Almost everyone is Catholic and there are mostly conservatives here. Most people are straight, but the school is mostly accepting of people who aren't.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: When I was a freshman, a couple people got kicked out because they were drug dealers. I haven't heard much about drug use (weed, marijuana, etc. ) at school, but most people here love to party and drink. It's pretty awkward if you don't drink.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: In terms of academics, I mostly enjoyed the courses I took and the professors. Most professors teach well and are concerned about their students. The classes are small and participation is usually a significant part of your grade. Grading is fair in most classes, and all my professors have been great with office hours.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Career Planning program is a great place to go if you're looking for a job/internship opportunity. They'll introduce you to Stags4Hire, where you can put your resume and cover letter, then apply for a job/internship. There is a Career Fair every fall and spring, but they are mostly looking to hire you in Connecticut.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Overall, Fairfield is a very safe campus. There isn't much crime that goes on and Public Safety does a great job monitoring the campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Overall, I liked the housing here at Fairfield. Freshman year, I lived in Campion. Great, big rooms but terrible showers. Pick Jouges if you want the best showers, although they do have the smallest rooms. Pick Regis if you want the best freshman dorm parties, and pick Gonzaga if you want to be the closest to everything. Sophomore year, I lived in Loyola. Loved the community, the nice-sized room and the showers were better than Campion. Pick McCormick if you want the best showers, and pick Faber if you want air-conditioning and to be close to the business school. Junior and senior year, I lived in Dolan. Although it is quite far from everything, they now have a bus that runs to Barone. The apartments are the perfect size, everything is updated, plus there's a beautiful study hall on the 3rd floor. Pick the townhouses if you're a partier, and pick Mahan or Meditz if you want to be close to everything. The on-campus lottery isn't too bad.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: As a senior, I've enjoyed being at Fairfield all four years. I've made great friends here, there are many clubs to join, plus the academics are great and the campus is gorgeous. The town of Fairfield is cute, and the off-campus food is delicious. The on-campus food has gotten better over the years. Dorm life was average, but apartment life has been amazing. The only things I would change about this school is the size and the school spirit. I wish the school was a little bigger, and unfortunately, there isn't much school spirit on campus.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Fairfield is known for our soccer team. Our other athletics are average. We don't have much school spirit, and I'm glad they are redoing the gym here, because it was pretty bad. I would recommend club sports for any athlete who is looking for something that is not too big of a commitment, but you still get a lot out of it.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can always find things to do whether you go into downtown, go to NYC, go to parties and events on and off campus. If you're 21 there's a couple bars in Fairfield but you can also go to clubs and bars in NYC.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are every Friday and Saturday and are very fun! the great thing about the size of FarfieldU is that the parties feel big but not too big and you know almost everyone there. On some Saturdays there are themed parties on the beach that are amazing but you usually have to bring your own alcohol to parties.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is mostly white and somewhat accepting of other races but completely accepting of the LGBT community.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You don't see it too much on campus and I don't do them but it's easy to get access to them.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's never really any issues at this school that are unsafe. The campus security know that there is drinking and are ok with it except when you're outside on campus. If an issue does occur where you drink too much and need to go to the hospital they help make sure you get to one okay with no questions asked. Other then that there is no violence on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen don't get the best selection when it comes to housing and have to live in dorms with an assigned roommate and the bathrooms aren't the best. Aside from freshman year, sophomores usually live in the Village or apartments on campus, juniors live in the townhouses (where some of the parties happen), and some seniors live in off campus beach houses (where parties also happen).

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone here is amazing and so incredibly nice! The course work is challenging but rewarding and my experience here so far has been nothing but positive.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Very safe but they take it too far. College kids party, shutting them down every weekend won't stop anyone from partying somewhere else. Campus police and RAs just ruin all the fun.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: Professors are really kind and care about what they teach. However, there's not a wide variety of courses offered and it's hard to get good classes as a freshman.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Not an impressive name to have on your resume honestly, especially for the cost. It's good for nursing though because they have a deal with Yale that if you graduate from Fairfield Nursing you're automatically accepted to Yale for grad school.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorms are gross and small like most freshman dorms. The bathrooms are horrible though; rust on the ceiling, broken fixtures, cold water.

1 College Student

Athletics: Athletic facilities are under construction so for now it's a bunch of machines shoved into a hall. Theres no school spirit because the athletics are so bad.

1 College Student

Overall Experience: All the parties get shut down. There's no school spirit whatsoever, partly due to the fact that there's hardly any serious sports teams (no football or hockey). It's a 2 hour train ride from NYC, not 45 minutes as advertised by the school. In the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. Lack of diversity. Buildings are really outdated and it's scary how behind the technology is, I had a professor who used an overhead projector last semester -- I haven't seen one of those since the third grade.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The staff works hard to give students the information they need. Whether or not the students take it seriously is out of their control.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are approachable and the class load is not bad as long as you keep up on your work.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a freshmen so i'm not sure about this, but I've heard we have a high job rate after graduation

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like my building and it is relatively clean- the only problem I have is that rules, like quiet hours are not enforced. Which is a big problem because even during finals week they were not enforced.

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