|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Students with disability||9%|
|Student to faculty ratio||12:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,935 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Fairfield University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,055 applications and 6,795 students were granted admission. Fairfield University is at the #59 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
In 2016-2017 academic year, Fairfield University's tuition was $45,350 for all students regardless of residency (69.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Fairfield University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 13% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,632 (which is 5.3% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Fairfield University in 2016-2017, was 526, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,719 (which is 3% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Fairfield University has enrolled a total of 5,137 students (4,270 students full-time and 867 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,137 students, 52 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 4,032 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,105 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 19 students for distance studies.
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Black/African American: 3%
Two or more races: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Fairfield University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||22%||426|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||7%||132|
|English Language And Literature/letters||2%||36|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||1%||26|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||1%||20|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||1%||18|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Fairfield University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Fairfield University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $53,500. Last year, out of the total 869 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 817 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 965 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 907 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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