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Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

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Fairfield University is ranked 81 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 263 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 82%
Applicants who took ACT 30%

SAT Critical Reading Score

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

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69949%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2973%
24+84%

Students applied9,978
Students admitted7,137
Admission rate72%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate77%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,250
Fees$625
Room and board$13,520
Estimated book expense$1,150
Total cost$59,545

Cost after need-based aid$43,863
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,093

Average debt at graduation$27,918

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$69,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met87%
Average need-based aid$15,682
Average non-need-based aid$15,452

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,982

Full-Time

Men1,489
Women2,199

Part-Time

Men141
Women153

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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