1073 N. Benson Road Fairfield, CT 06824-5195 203-254-4100
http://www.fairfield.edu admis@mail.fairfield.edu
About Fairfield University
  • Year of Foundation 1942
  • Size of Campus 200 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,073
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 73%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $36,900
  • Room and Board $11,270
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 3,623
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally. The Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., assumed the presidency of Fairfield University in July 2004, becoming the eighth Jesuit to hold the position since the institution's founding in 1942. He succeeds John McEleney, S.J. (1941), James H. Dolan, S.J. (1944), Joseph Fitzgerald, S.J. (1951), James Fitzgerald, S.J. (1958), William McInnes, S.J. (1964), Thomas Fitzgerald, S.J. (1973), and Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. (1979).
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) UMOJA - African American/Caribbean; SALSA - Spanish/Latino; NASA - Native American; Kadima - Jewish; ASA - Asian; Alliance - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Heterosexual group
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Major Music Concerts; Bowling, Broadway Shows; Noche Caliente (hosted by SALSA); Glee Club Concerts; Hunger Clean Up; Dance Ensemble Recital; Dogwood Dance, May Day, Week of Welcome and Senior Week; Sailing Club; Ballroom Dancing and Break Dance Clubs; Jun
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Sigma Nu; Phi Betta Kappa; Alpha Epsilon Delta; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Mu Gamma; Alpha Sigma Lambda; Beta Gamma Sigma; Lambda Pi Eta; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Mu Epsilon; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi; Sigma Iota Rho; Sigma Tau Delta; S
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Ministry Council; Mission Volunteers; Great Hunger Cleanup
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Distance to nearest airport New York City (60), Hartford (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Bridgeport (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bridgeport (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 71%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 30%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 85%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 15%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 24
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (58%), apartment for single students (30%), special housing for disabled students (2%), other housing options (10%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 15%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 40%
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 4,478
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 504
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 333,251
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 270
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,201
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety 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)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums Regina Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Art Gallery
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,762
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 190
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 902,185
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 13%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 85%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs General Electric, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young; Merrill Lynch; UBS Investment; Hewitt Associates, Bear, Stearns & Co., Gabelli Asset Management, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Marsh USA, Inc., St. Paul Travelers.
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Sacred Heart University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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