Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

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Fairfield University is ranked 94 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 286 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 79%
Applicants who took ACT 36%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69937%
600+41%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69947%
600+53%

ACT Score

30-3617%
24-2973%
24+90%

Students applied10,767
Students admitted6,995
Admission rate65%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate78%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,350
Fees$650
Room and board$13,860
Estimated book expense$1,150
Total cost$61,010

Cost after need-based aid$36,538
Cost after non-need-based aid$47,483

Average debt at graduation$38,780

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$68,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met78%
Average need-based aid$24,472
Average non-need-based aid$13,527

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,970

Full-Time

Men1,475
Women2,229

Part-Time

Men119
Women147

Freshmen retained89%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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