Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

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Fairfield University is ranked 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 258 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 76%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69943%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+6%
600-69950%
600+56%

ACT Score

30-3615%
24-2976%
24+91%

Students applied11,055
Students admitted6,795
Admission rate61%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate78%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,490
Fees$675
Room and board$14,280
Estimated book expense$1,150
Total cost$62,595

Cost after need-based aid$36,425
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,150

Average debt at graduation$37,910

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$69,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$26,170
Average non-need-based aid$14,445

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment4,032

Full-Time

Men1,495
Women2,308

Part-Time

Men91
Women138

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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