Fairfield University

Welcome to Fairfield University

The Modern Jesuit Catholic University

Why Fairfield?

We are a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions, with more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe enrolled in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. Fairfield is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

Fairfield University prepares students for success. With an emphasis on innovative, experiential learning and a focus on developing the whole person, we produce graduates who are future ready.

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Undergraduate Studies

At Fairfield University, we encourage you to let curiosity get the best of you — to let your mind wander, and then follow it.

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Graduate Studies

Get the tools you need to succeed — whether it’s career advancement, personal enrichment or gaining greater proficiency in your field.

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Our 100% online and hybrid graduate programs allow you to study when and where it works for you.

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Intersessions & Continuing Studies

Catch up on credits with a summer course, finish your bachelor’s degree part-time, or advance your career with a professional development program.

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We Have A 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. Over 330 Full-Time Faculty


Over the last eight years, more than 98% of graduates have secured full-time employment, enrolled in a graduate or professional school or are participating in a volunteer service program within six months after graduation.

What's Going On At Fairfield

Fairfield Announces 2024 Commencement Speakers

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Record-Breaking Attendance at ASEE Northeast Conference Hosted by Fairfield

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Free Community Events at Downtown Bookstore in May

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Team Wave Creations Takes First Place at 12th Annual Fairfield StartUp Showcase

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74th Commencement

Fairfield University’s 74th Commencement ceremonies will take place May 18 and 19, 2024. Graduate exercises will be held at the Leo D. Mahoney Arena on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m., and undergraduate exercises are scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. on Bellarmine Lawn.

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Fairfield's 74th Commencement

The 74th Commencement for Graduate Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024. For FAQ's, Schedule of Events and more, visit fairfield.edu/commencement.

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