Fairfield University is set on a scenic campus on the Connecticut coast. A Fairfield education is a “liberal education, committed to creating a student-focused, holistic, and diverse educational environment – intended to educate the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.”
Facts and Stats
- 4,500 undergraduate students
- Suburban campus located, about a 2 hour train ride from NYC
- Jesuit Catholic University
- 75% of undergraduate students live on campus
- 100+ student clubs and organizations
- Athletics: NCAA Division I
- 12:1 student to faculty ratio with average class size of 20 students
- Most popular programs: Finance, Nursing, Marketing, Accounting, and Communications
- Office for Students with Disabilities
- Writing Center
- Math Center
- Ally Network
- Academic Immersion
- Center for Social Impact
- Community Service Programs
- Project Excel
- Application: Common App
- SAT/ACT: Considered but not required
- Selectivity: 60% acceptance rate
Fairfield University Q & A
An interview with Kacper L., Fairfield graduate and Lavelle – Brother Kearney Scholar alumni
How was your experience at Fairfield University?
One of the things I liked most about Fairfield is it’s small class size. In the Engineering program, I had the opportunity to make genuine connections with the faculty, the Chair of the department and even the Dean of the Engineering School. I had so many opportunities to get involved and pursue my interests, and I felt really connected with the school and the faculty.
What is student life life?
Fairfield has many clubs and activities, and you are strongly encouraged to participate. I was incredibly involved. I was Co-President for 2 major clubs on campus. In fact, my work with the 3-D Printing club led directly to where I am today. The conferences I attended and the people I met definitely influenced my career as a Senior System Engineer. The school structure is such that students are supported in creating and having resources for club activities. The opportunities are there, if you want to dive into a big project and create something great, go for it.
How was your experience as a student with vision impairment?
I had no major issues regarding accessibility. I was always allowed to use my monocular and CCTV in class, or go to the Accessibility Office if needed. I knew everyone there, and they are great. They often asked for my input about assistive tech and what was needed on campus.
What advice do you have for future Fairfield “Stags”?
I would recommend that you speak with your teachers to see if they’re open to a mentoring kind of relationship. That was invaluable to me, and it truly made my experience great. I’d also advise that you’ll get the best of Fairfield if you’re a person who seeks opportunities and ways to succeed. If you do, you’ll get so much more than a degree.
To Learn More:
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Megan A. Buxton
Director of Accessibility
Jack P. Delaney
Assistant Director of Financial Aid