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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#3

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Fairfield University, located in Fairfield, Conn., is a private institution founded in 1942. At Fairfield, students can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors or more than 35 advanced degrees, including those in the Dolan School of Business or the nursing school. Fairfield encourages students to explore the arts by bringing numerous performers to campus each year.

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Quick Facts


1073 N. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5171

2014-2015 Tuition

$43,770 Tuition and Fees

Students

3873 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

Admission

January 15 application deadline
70.4% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1942

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Music Teacher Education, Computer Engineering, General, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, General Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology and Anthropology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Music Teacher Education, Computer Engineering, General, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Other, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, General Literature, General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Religion/Religious Studies, Christian Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology and Anthropology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Italian Studies, Irish Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,873
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,541
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 180
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 0 4
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 3 2 6
Burglary 13 12 17
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 0 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 1 2
Burglary 13 11 17
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A 0 0
Robbery N/A 0 0
Aggravated assault N/A 0 0
Burglary N/A 0 0
Motor vehicle theft N/A 0 0
Arson N/A 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 45 24 32
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 36 19 26
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A 0 0
Drug law violations N/A 0 0
Liquor law violations N/A 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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