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Fairfield University - ,

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General information:(203)254-4000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,991(3,835 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $37,490 $39,040 $40,580 -4%
Out-of-state $37,490 $39,040 $40,580 -4%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,270 $11,740 $12,210 -4%
Other $1,900 $1,900 $1,900 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,940 $7,990 $8,035 -1%
Other $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $51,560 $53,580 $55,590 -4%
Off Campus $48,730 $50,330 $51,915 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,790 $42,340 $43,880 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $51,560 $53,580 $55,590 -4%
Off Campus $48,730 $50,330 $51,915 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,790 $42,340 $43,880 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $39,990
In-state fees $590
Out-of-state tuition $39,990
Out-of-state fees $590
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,400
In-state fee $60
Out-of-state tuition $14,400
Out-of-state fees $60
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 685 74% --
Grant or scholarship aid 629 68% $15,616,708 $24,828
Federal grants 325 35% $1,054,401 $3,244
Pell grants 185 20% $767,262 $4,147
Other federal grants 181 20% $287,139 $1,586
State/local government grant or scholarships 133 14% $762,949 $5,736
Institutional grants or scholarships 615 67% $13,799,358 $22,438
Student loan aid 529 57% $4,853,463 $9,175
Federal student loans 522 57% $2,918,594 $5,591
Other student loans 91 10% $1,934,869 $21,262
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,458 63% $64,771,104 $26,351
Pell grants 617 16% $2,471,604 $4,006
Federal student loans 1,901 48% $20,037,465 $10,540

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,991
Undergraduate enrollment 3,835
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 28
Graduate enrollment 1,156
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,420 3,403 5,017
Percent admitted 72% 70% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 70% 10% 11%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1411
Field Hockey -18
Golf 128
Lacrosse 4334
Rowing 1928
Soccer 2231
Softball -17
Swimming and Diving 2123
Tennis 1110
Track and Field, X-Country 1516
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education05/18/2009 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2000 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/28/2002 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/17/2008 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations2845 24
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 223619
Liquor law violations 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 350
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 432
Burglary 131312
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 350
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 201
Burglary 111311
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.7%
Number in default12
Number in repayment701

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00138500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization114----
Category total114----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General29-----
Neuroscience0-----
Category total33-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting103-0--
Business Administration and Management, General113-0--
Finance, General1515-0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce---0--
Management Information Systems, General7--0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General9--0--
Taxation-2-0--
Category total33396-0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other-4----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-----
Category total754----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-----
Category total3-----
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-01---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-222---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---0--
Education, General-370---
Education, Other-00---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-00---
Educational/Instructional Technology-50---
Elementary Education and Teaching-17----
Music Teacher Education0-----
Special Education and Teaching, General-541---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-126---
Category total0147100--
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General3-----
Computer Software Engineering116----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering43--1-
Industrial Engineering-18----
Manufacturing Engineering0-----
Mechanical Engineering151--1-
Category total2338--2-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-25----
English Language and Literature, General7-----
Category total7325----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General-0----
Category total-0----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2-----
German Language and Literature1-----
Italian Language and Literature1-----
Spanish Language and Literature6-----
Category total15-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling---0--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-21-0--
Nurse Anesthetist-15----
Nursing Science-----0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician---0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse11124----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling---0--
Category total11160-0-0
History Colleges
History, General15-----
Category total15-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies13-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies----5-
Category total16---5-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General149----
Category total149----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-----
Category total0-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2-----
Religion/Religious Studies1-----
Category total10-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General8-----
Physics, General2-----
Category total10-----
Psychology Colleges
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-2----
Psychology, General22----
Psychology, Other-3----
School Psychology-1012---
Category total631712---
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4-----
International Relations and Affairs12-----
Political Science and Government, General15-----
Sociology1-----
Category total138-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-----
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other1-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1-----
Music, General1-----
Category total39-----
Grand total118622070