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Fairfield University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield U is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

145 Undergraduate Degrees
48 Graduate Degrees
$48,587 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

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Fairfield University Rankings

We have ranked Fairfield U as #39 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Fairfield U also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Fairfield U has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#22 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fairfield U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#22 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Fairfield U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#59 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#95 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#185 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Fairfield University?

Location of Fairfield University

Contact details for Fairfield U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: 203-254-4000

How Do I Get Into Fairfield U?

You can apply to Fairfield U online at:

Admission Requirements for Fairfield U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fairfield U?

61% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Fairfield U has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Can I Afford Fairfield University?

$48,587 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fairfield U is $48,587. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fairfield U, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $9,106 a year. That adds up to $36,424 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fairfield U is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fairfield University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,160 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,303 undergraduate students at Fairfield U, with 4,160 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Fairfield U

There are also 1,046 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,160 full-time undergraduates at Fairfield U, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Fairfield U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fairfield University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fairfield U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 111
Black or African American 78
Hispanic or Latino 279
White 3,230
International Students 163
Other Races/Ethnicities 299

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Fairfield University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 56 countries are represented at Fairfield U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Fairfield University

53 Took All Classes Online
760 Took At Least One Class Online
19.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 760 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fairfield U has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Fairfield U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fairfield University was 19.3%. This is the #571 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fairfield U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fairfield University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 145 4 0 149
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 10 8 18
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 15 15
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 3 3 6
Nursing Practice 0 0 5 5
Nursing Administration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 145 17 31 193


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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