Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university located an hour from New York City, in coastal Connecticut, USA. The University offers a number of bachelor's degree programs through its schools of Business, Nursing & Health Studies, Engineering and Arts & Sciences.
  • Average Tuition USD 61,275
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • Students 5,123
  • International Students 71%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 61,275
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Fairfield University offers 45 bachelor's degree programs in subjects such as Digital Journalism, Visual & Performing Arts, Software Engineering and Finance. The institute has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, ensuring greater attention from and more interaction with professors. The 200-acre campus offers student accommodation to around 2,600 bachelor's students through residence halls, townhouses, and apartment complexes. Residences offer a number of educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs and activities for students. The campus is also home to over 100 student clubs and organizations, gymnasium, aquatics center and eateries.
  • 01The institute is ranked 1st in US News & Media Report's Best Regional Universities for the North ranking for 2019.
  • 02The institute is ranked 67th in Forbes' Top Colleges in the North-east ranking for 2018.
  • 03The institute is ranked 214th in Times Higher Education's overall Top US Universities ranking for 2018.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    American Studies

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Anthropology

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Art History

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Chemistry

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Digital Journalism

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Economics

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Finance

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    French

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    History

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Information Systems

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Business

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Management

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Modern Languages and Literatures

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Music

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Philosophy

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Politics

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Relations

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    Religious Studies

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Sociology

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Software Engineering

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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    Spanish

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Visual and Performing Arts

    USD 45,350 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Forbes (USA) 148

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships, including Merit Scholarships to high achieving students, for up to $25,000.

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    Established in 1942

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    The University's student body represents 34 US states and 20 countries across the world.

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          • Testimony
            1985-1988, BS, Marketing

            I enjoyed my years at Fairfield and had the opportunity to visit the campus in August to see how it has grown. I would recommend Fairfield U to anyone looking for a top quality learning experience.

          • Testimony
            2008-2012, B.A., Communication

            Fairfield University challenged me in ways I never knew needed to be done. The Communication Department welcomed me with open arms and allowed for me to excel in all academic aspects. The professors and the staff provided me opportunities through internships and work experience that I continue to use two years after graduation. All my courses are still so relevant in my work life and I am so grateful for the knowledge I was granted the opportunity to receive. I was given so much support and felt so comfortable on campus that I would recommend the academics and campus life at Fairfield University to anyone without reservation.

          • Testimony
            1975-1979, BSN, Nursing and Liberal Arts

            In celebrating my 35th reunion, I continue to be thankful to Fairfield University's faculty and staff for an enduring education. Firmly based in the liberal arts, Jesuit tradition and science-based curricula, Fairfield prepared me to be a successful, confident, competent nursing professional. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be educated and informed by Fairfield's strong core values. I recommend Fairfield without reservation to potential undergraduate and graduate students!