Tool December 2016

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Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 79.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 36.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 37.10%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 3.60%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 40.70%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 47.30%
SAT I Math score 700+: 5.40%
SAT I Math score 600+: 52.70%
ACT score 24-29: 72.80%
ACT score 30-36: 17.30%
ACT score 24+: 90.1%
Students applied: 10,767
Students admitted: 6,995
Admission rate: 65%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 78.3%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 89%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,475
Full-time enrolled women: 2,229
Part-time enrolled men: 119
Part-time enrolled women: 147
Total enrollment: 3,970

COSTS

Tuition: $45,350
Room and board: $13,860
Est. book expense: $1,150
Fees: $650
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 78%
Average need-based aid: $24,472
Average non-need-based aid: $13,527
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
1,309
Average aid package: $35,269
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,706
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 43%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
58%
% receiving student loans: 68%