Fairfield University

Private, Four-years School Located in Fairfield, CT

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How much is the Fairfield tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Fairfield's tuition & fees is $56,360.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $75,990 when a student lives on-campus.

Fairfield Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$56,360
Books & Supplies Costs$1,150
On-campus Room & Board$16,750
On-campus Expenses$1,730
Off-campus Room & Board$16,750
Off-campus Expenses$1,730
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$53,630

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Fairfield for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $245,858 at Fairfield. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $326,650. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $218,540.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$58,332$77,475$51,825
Sophomore (2024-25)$60,372$80,202$53,655
Junior (2025-26)$62,484$83,025$55,549
Senior (2026-27)$64,670$85,948$57,511
4 Years Total$245,858$326,650$218,540
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$60,372$80,202$53,655
Sophomore (2025-26)$62,484$83,025$55,549
Junior (2026-27)$64,670$85,948$57,511
Senior (2027-28)$66,933$88,974$59,542
4 Years Total$254,459$338,149$226,257
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$62,484$83,025$55,549
Sophomore (2026-27)$64,670$85,948$57,511
Junior (2027-28)$66,933$88,974$59,542
Senior (2028-29)$69,274$92,106$61,644
4 Years Total$263,361$350,053$234,247
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$64,670$85,948$57,511
Sophomore (2027-28)$66,933$88,974$59,542
Junior (2028-29)$69,274$92,106$61,644
Senior (2029-30)$71,697$95,349$63,821
4 Years Total$272,574$362,377$242,518
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$66,933$88,974$59,542
Sophomore (2028-29)$69,274$92,106$61,644
Junior (2029-30)$71,697$95,349$63,821
Senior (2030-31)$74,206$98,705$66,075
4 Years Total$282,110$375,134$251,083

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Fairfield' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $26,075.
In-StateOut-of-State
Fairfield University$56,360
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$22,986
Public Schools$9,068$17,194
Private Schools$26,075

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Fairfield and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Fairfield UniversityFairfield, CT$56,360$20,740
Dakota State UniversityMadison, SD$12,735$11,931
Gannon UniversityErie, PA$37,951$22,280
Missouri State University-SpringfieldSpringfield, MO$17,928$13,704
Kettering UniversityFlint, MI$46,380$14,384
Truman State UniversityKirksville, MO$17,870$11,712
Minot State UniversityMinot, ND$8,634$10,817
Marist CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$46,140$16,660
Baker UniversityBaldwin City, KS$33,900$12,246
Providence CollegeProvidence, RI$60,848$12,210
University of New HavenWest Haven, CT$45,730$19,240

Financial Aid and COA

At Fairfield University, 4,124 students (90%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $24,783.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Fairfield is $51,207 for students living on-campus and $51,207 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,208 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,279 and the average amount of student loans is $9,262.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$75,990
COA (off-campus)$75,990
Tuition & Fees$56,360
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,630
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,630
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$51,207
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$51,207
Average Financial Aid$24,783
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,12490%$24,783
Pell Grants3397%$5,012
Federal Student Loan2,23449%$6,532
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,20896%-
Grants or Scholarships1,17694%$25,279
Federal Grants746%$6,206
Pell Grants746%$5,217
Other Federal Grants504%$1,465
State/Local Grants121%$3,849
Institutional Grants1,17694%$24,849
Student Loan Aid70456%$9,262
Federal Student Loans69856%$5,387
Other Student Loans958%$29,053

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Fairfield's acceptance rate is 55.81%. A total of 12,674 applicants applied to and 7,073 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,256 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.76%.
To apply to Fairfield, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants12,6745,088$7,586
Admitted7,0732,990$4,083
Enrolled1,256548$708
Acceptance Rate55.81%58.77%53.82%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.76%18.33%17.34%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Fairfield. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,305 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,3051,2301,380
National Average1,168
Connecticut Average1,223
SAT EBRW655620690
SAT Math650610690
ACT Composite292731
National Average24
Connecticut Average28

Student Population

Fairfield University has a total of 6,019 students including 4,757 undergraduate and 1,262 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,342 male students and 3,484 female students attending Fairfield. The school offers online degree programs and 176 students enrolled online exclusively (2.92% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,826 2,3423,484
Undergraduate4,603 1,9372,666
Graduate1,223 405818

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
Phone203-254-4000
WEBfairfield.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered136 Programs
Online Program Offered6 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered53 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate52.18%
Yield19.05%
Student Population6,019
Graduation Rate84%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate91%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties312 (Full-time), 306 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs852 (Full-time), 320 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$109,903
Average Staff Salary$79,180