Fairfield University

Fairfield University

Fairfield , United States
  • 59
    Acceptance Rate
  • 8
    Available Programs
  • 5192
  • 39160
    Average Cost
  • 98
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Fairfield is Catholic in both tradition and spirit. It celebrates the God-given dignity of every human person. As a Catholic university it welcomes those of all beliefs and traditions who share its concerns for scholarship, justice, truth and freedom, and it values the diversity which their membership brings to the university community.

Fairfield educates its students through a variety of scholarly and professional disciplines. All of its schools share a liberal and humanistic perspective and a commitment to excellence. Fairfield encourages a respect for all the disciplines-their similarities, their differences, and their interrelationships. In particular, in its undergraduate schools it provides all students with a broadly based general education curriculum with a special emphasis on the traditional humanities as a complement to the more specialized preparation in disciplines and professions provided by the major programs. Fairfield is also committed to the needs of society for liberally educated professionals. It meets the needs of its students to assume positions in this society through its undergraduate and graduate professional schools and programs.

Entry requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript
  • Secondary school report form completed by your college counselor
  • Personal statement (Common Application Essay)
  • SAT or ACT results (If applicant choose to submit them)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is highly recommended if applicant has resided in the U.S. for fewer than three years and English is not native language

Scholarship & funding

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, regardless of whether they have completed an application for financial aid. Eligibility for a merit scholarship is determined after a thorough review of all aspects of a student's application, including the overall academic record, strength of the academic program and extra-curricular involvement. In keeping with the holistic review of applications, there are no established minimum grades or standardized test scores required for merit scholarship consideration. Over 30% of students are awarded a merit scholarship, and scholarships range from $14,000 to $26,000.


Student life

One campus, One family, One Fairfield