Fairfield University

Acceptance Rate 57 %
SAT Average 1,280
Tuition & Fees $51,325
Student Population 5,273
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $23,221

Academic Overview

Fairfield University Campus, Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $51,325 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 5,273 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 57% and the graduation rate is 83% last year.
The salary after graduation from Fairfield University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $80,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Fairfield University are $51,325. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $19,267 on average.
Fairfield University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Fairfield. The acceptance rate of Fairfield is 57% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17%. The average graduation rate is 83% and the transfer-out rate is 15%. The average received amount of financial aid is $23,221 and 83% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 5,273 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Fairfield University is 57 %.
Graduation Rate for Fairfield University is 83 %
Transfer-out Rate for Fairfield University is 15 %
Retention Rate for Fairfield University is 90 %
Student Population for Fairfield University is 5,273
Student to Faculty Rate for Fairfield University is 12 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $23,221 at Fairfield University.

Offered Degrees

Fairfield offers 119 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree480
Post Bachelor's Degree60
Master's Degree381
Post Master's Degree231
Doctor's degree - professional practice40

Special Learning Opportunities

Fairfield University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,159)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,700)

Veterans Benefits

Fairfield University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges