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Founded in 1942 by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a private, co-educational university located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Fairfield offers a wide variety of degrees and programs, in diverse Course Topics. It enrolls more than 3, 000 undergraduate and over 1, 000 graduate students every term. The Princeton Review ranked Fairfield University among the ‘Top 25 Most Connected Campuses'in 2004. Fairfield is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • The Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  • The Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
  • The School of Engineering
  • The School of Nursing
  • The University College
Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Stags.

Profile of Fairfield UniversityFairfield is located in Fairfield, CT (a large suburb). The school is a Roman Catholic school. Fairfield is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Fairfield is known for its programs in media, mathematics, and art studies.

Fairfield Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 550 and 640.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Fairfield is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 5, 024 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Fairfield. The school has a residential or campus feel. Fairfield offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Fairfield Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management316marketing, business management, finance, accounting, MIS, taxation, banking
Liberal Arts262English, political science, sociology, international relations, economics, history, American studies, general studies, . . .
Education and Teaching159education, special ed, educational assessment and testing, school Counselling, ESL instruction, elementary school teaching, instructional media design, multilingual education, . . .
Media99communication studies
Therapy and Counselling84psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Science51biology, physics, chemistry
Engineering38electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Art Studies33art studies
Computer Science and Engineering32software engineering, computer engineering, computer and info science
Engineering Technician23engineering technician
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion, religious Education
Contact: FairfieldFairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd

Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

General Phone: (203) 254-4000


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