Fairfield University is on a 200-acre campus in the suburban setting of Fairfield, Connecticut, not far from New York City.
There are many activities and organizations for Fairfield University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Fairfield University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Fairfield University has the Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA). In fact, more students participate in the Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Fairfield University include Inter-Residential Housing Associations (IRHA), Commuter Student Association (CSA), Women in Business and Intramural/Club Sports.
Fairfield University students' favorite campus events are Presidential Ball, Red Sea Madness/FUSA Concert and Fall Activities Fair.
This table offers information on housing at Fairfield University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||75%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,467|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||3,425|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||25%|
Fairfield University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Fairfield University students live on campus. In 2022, 75% of undergrads at Fairfield University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 25% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Fairfield University. There are 3,467 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,603 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,425 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 97% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Fairfield University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Fairfield University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Fairfield University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Fairfield University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Fairfield University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Fairfield University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Fairfield University, take Interstate 95 to Fairfield, CT. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.
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