Fairfield University

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Fairfield University can be found in Fairfield, CT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 5,700 students are enrolled at Fairfield University.

Approximately 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Fairfield University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 15% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fairfield.edu.

Overall Fairfield University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Fairfield University was reported as 71.2% in Fall 2012 with over 9,250 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fairfield University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 59.1%
  • 2009-2010: 64.6%
  • 2010-2011: 71.5%
  • 2011-2012: 69.4%
  • 2012-2013: 71.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 69.1%

How Does Fairfield University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fairfield University is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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University of Bridgeport63.9%
University of Connecticut-Stamford41.1%
Albertus Magnus College68.2%
SUNY at Purchase College33.2%
Manhattanville College76.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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