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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

About Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a Catholic, Jesuit university - one of 28 in the United States. Our mission touches everything we do. We're committed to broad intellectual inquiry - so we offer a comprehensive core curriculum. We attend to the whole self - body, mind, and spirit - so we offer distinctive living and learning experiences like the Sophomore Residential Colleges. We believe in lifelong learning - so we integrate Jesuit values in graduate and professional studies. We pursue social justice and global citizenship - so we offer an astounding range of opportunities for service and civic engagement. We ask the hard questions, listen closely, and care enough about the world to study it, work in it, make it better.

Fairfield University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield University was founded in 1942. The university currently enrolls around 6,019 students a year, including 4,768 undergrads.

Fairfield University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Fairfield University. The acceptance rate at Fairfield University is 52%. In 2022, 13,359 students applied to Fairfield University and 6,971 were admitted.

Fairfield University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 56%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%

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Fairfield University is located in the town of Fairfield, Connecticut, near New York City.

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College Info

Fairfield University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fairfield University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fairfield University is Apr 1.

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Fairfield University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1360


Math SAT Range

620 - 690


Reading SAT Range

620 - 680

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Fairfield University students is 1308. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Fairfield University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Fairfield University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Fairfield University is like? There are approximately 6,019 students enrolled at Fairfield University, including 4,768 undergraduate students and 1,251 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 19% percent are from CT and 81% percent of students are from other states.


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