Tool December 2017

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Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 76.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 38.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 43.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 46.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 50.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 6.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 56.00%
ACT score 24-29: 76.00%
ACT score 30-36: 15.00%
ACT score 24+: 91%
Students applied: 11,055
Students admitted: 6,795
Admission rate: 61%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 78%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 89%
Full-time enrolled men: 1,495
Full-time enrolled women: 2,308
Part-time enrolled men: 91
Part-time enrolled women: 138
Total enrollment: 4,032

COSTS

Tuition: $46,490
Room and board: $14,280
Est. book expense: $1,150
Fees: $675
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 82%
Average need-based aid: $26,170
Average non-need-based aid: $14,445
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
1,079
Average aid package: $33,012
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,733
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 43%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
47%
% receiving student loans: 66%