The moment you arrive at Fairfield University everything feels different. Our 200-acre idyllic campus is situated on Connecticut’s coastline, providing for beautiful, unforgettable surroundings. But it’s more than that – it’s our dedication to each and every student’s personal growth that makes our environment so unique.
We’ve been graduating adept, accomplished students since being founded by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) over 70 years ago. We’re committed to fostering a strong sense of community, where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more intense, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation.
Our 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursue 41 majors, 16 interdisciplinary minors and 40 graduate programs -in five different schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dolan School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.
Shoreline and Train line
Our location offers students the best of all possible worlds – a beautiful, vibrant 200-acre campus located within one-mile of the Connecticut shoreline. Our campus is beautiful, and provides students with a peaceful, safe community. The town of Fairfield is a vibrant location for students to enjoy when they want to get off campus.
Yet, a short one-hour train ride from Fairfield allows you to be a part of the energy and excitement – not to mention the internship and career possibilities – that New York City offers. Students can enjoy world class art, theater and shopping, while also receiving exceptional training for their professional lives. 44% of our graduates found their jobs through internships they had at Fairfield.
Connecticut’s Only Jesuit University
Fairfield University has a mission shaped by one of the world’s oldest and greatest intellectual, spiritual, and activist traditions. We are one of 28 Jesuit institutions that share the commitment to educate the whole person – in body, mind, and spirit. Our Jesuit mission permeates all of our academic programs, but a student’s classroom experience is a totally 21st century experience.
The numbers speak for themselves. The Class of 2014 reported a 98% placement rate six months after graduation. Fairfield consistently enjoys a top ranking in US News and World Report, currently #3 among our peers in the Northeast. Our student to faculty ratio is 11:1, assuring that students will know their professors, and will have the opportunity to pursue research projects with them.
Holistic Review Process
In keeping with our Jesuit mission and heritage, the admission process at Fairfield is holistic. We are interested in who you are as well as what you have done. And because we value the diversity of viewpoints and ideas that international students bring, we offer merit scholarships to international students.
For more information on the admission process, please visit:
Home Page: www.fairfield.edu
Undergraduate Admission: www.fairfield.edu/admissionaid/undergraduateadmission/
Graduate Admission: www.fairfield.edu/admissionaid/graduateadmission/