Fairfield UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Fairfield, Connecticut Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

This school is more affordable than other schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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About Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a medium-sized private university located on a suburban campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,349, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 57%. The university offers 48 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 83%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $49,830.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

57% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 57%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 90%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 83%


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1210-1350

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-30

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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Female Student Population


Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled








Non-U.S. Citizen






Two or more races


American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Socio-Economic Diversity

10% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid

Information not available

Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,806
State Grant Aid $1,000
Institution Grant Aid $25,134
Pell Grant Aid $4,937

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.