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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.49% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
11,055 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
757 Graduates

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The median tuition at Fairfield University is $45,350, which is $13,140 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,527.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Fairfield University received 11,055 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.67% annual growth. Out of those 11,055 applicants, 6,795 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,137 students enrolled at Fairfield University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairfield University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Fairfield University has a total enrollment of 5,137 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairfield University is 4,270 students and the part-time enrollment is 867. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at Fairfield University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fairfield University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.1% White, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Black or African American, 2.34% Asian, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.02% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fairfield University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.21%), followed by White Male (1.54%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.43%).

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In 2016, 312 more women than men graduated from Fairfield University. The majority of students graduating from Fairfield University are White. These 1,039 graduates mean that there were 6.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 165 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Fairfield University is General Finance with 133 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 114 graduates and General Marketing & Marketing Management with 114 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Fairfield University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering, with 212 graduates, followed by English with 65 graduates and Math & Statistics with 40 graduates.


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Fairfield University has an endowment valued at nearly $317M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.23M (2.6%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Fairfield University had a total expenditure of $179M. Of that $179M, they spent $69.2M on salaries and $24.3M on benefits.

Fairfield University employs 95 Associate professors, 83 Assistant professors, and 73 Professors. Most academics at Fairfield University are Female Assistant professors (54), Female Associate professors (51), and Male Associate professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairfield University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 109 employees, and Management with 85 employees.



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