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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

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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 06824-5195

2013-2014 Tuition

$42,920 Tuition and Fees


3879 undergraduate students
41% male / 59% female


January 15 application deadline
71.2% accepted

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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, 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, 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, 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

Secondary Education and Teaching, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, International/Global Studies, Classical and Ancient Studies, Ethics, Jewish/Judaic Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, Italian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,879
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,456
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 240
Percent of male undergraduates: 41%
Percent of female undergraduates: 59%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

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)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook

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