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 5,900 students are enrolled at Fairfield University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score between 1210 to 1350 on the SAT exam, or 26 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Fairfield University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.64. Approximately 60% of all students which applied were accepted at Fairfield University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 17% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fairfield.edu.

Overall Fairfield University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Fairfield University was reported as 57.1% in Fall 2020 with over 12,300 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Fairfield University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Fairfield University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fairfield University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.5%
  • 2017-2018: 60.6%
  • 2018-2019: 60.3%
  • 2019-2020: 57.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.1%

How Does Fairfield University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fairfield University is zero percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Bridgeport54.6%
Sacred Heart University63.9%
University of Connecticut-Stamford91.3%
University of New Haven83.0%
Western Connecticut State University75.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fairfield University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 670
Math600 - 680
Total Score1210 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score26 - 30
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