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Fairfield University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Fairfield University

Website: http://www.fairfield.edu
Address: 1073 N Benson Rd , Fairfield , Connecticut - 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4000
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Post-baccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate
Campus setting
Large Suburb
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Not applicable
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services No
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning No
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $55
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
8,732
3,619
5,113
Percent admitted
59%
61%
58%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
17%
16%
18%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
520
610
SAT Math
540
630
SAT Writing
540
630
ACT Composite
23
27
ACT English
-
-
ACT Math
-
-
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $35,510
Out-of-state tuition $35,510
Books and supplies $900
On-campus room and board $10,850
On-campus other expenses $1,900
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
68%
-
Federal grant aid
22%
$2,611
State or local grant aid
4%
$1,810
Institutional grant aid
59%
-
Loan aid
55%
$9,082
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
5,128
40%
60%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 3,895
Estimated graduates enrolled 1,038
Undergraduates 24 years old 90%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 10%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 79%
Men 74%
Women 83%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 75%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 78%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 79%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $31,955 $33,905 $36,075 $37,490 3.9%
Books and supplies $500 $900 $900 $900 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,980 $10,430 $10,850 $11,270 3.9%
Other $1,900 $1,900 $1,900 $1,900 0.0%
Off Campus          
Room and board $9,980 $10,430 $7,900 $7,940 0.5%
Other $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $44,335 $47,135 $49,725 $51,560 3.7%
Off Campus $44,835 $47,635 $47,275 $48,730 3.1%
Off Campus with Family $34,855 $37,205 $39,375 $40,790 3.6%

Map & Directions

Map of Fairfield University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,732 3,619 5,113
Percent admitted 59% 61% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 16% 18%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 832 93%
ACT 247 27%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 520 610
SAT Math 540 630
SAT Writing 540 630
ACT Composite 23 27
  • For the ACT, only the composite score is considered.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1953 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels 7/31/2000 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 10/17/2008 -   Accredited