Health Promotion Center
College in Bridgeport, CT
Fairfield University is a complete Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Established in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has expanded from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5, 000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools.
Health Promotion Center
read moreWe 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.
read moreThe moment you arrive at Fairfield University everything feels different. Our 200-acre idyllic campus is situated on Connecticut's coastline, providing for beautiful, unforgettable surroundings. But it's more than that - it's our dedication to each and every student's personal growth that makes our environment so unique. We've been graduating adept, accomplished students since being founded by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) over 75 years ago. We're committed to fostering a strong sense of community, where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more intense, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation.
read moreThe Fairfield campus is a lot of things: a place to live, learn, and make your own. It's also an incredibly safe environment. The function of the Fairfield University Department of Public Safety is to ensure that the entire university community stays as free as possible from crime, while pursuing their academic endeavors to the fullest. Officers prevent, investigate and report any violations of State or Federal Law and/or University regulations on campus. Fairfield's emergency notification system - Sign up - to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.
Parents of Admitted Students
read moreFairfield's campus radiates an energy and enthusiasm that makes people want to become a part of it, and we are excited to welcome you to this amazing community. If you are a first-time parent of a college student, you might find things a little overwhelming at first, so we are happy to share some suggestions that may be helpful on your journey. You've already started celebrating your students' admission to Fairfield, but now it's time to make it official by responding to their admission offer at fairfield.edu/studentportal.
read moreWe are also excited to continue to offer you opportunities to visit us virtually and connect with our admission counselors online. Where you choose to attend college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make - it's four years that can shape the rest of your life. And it's not always an easy choice, which is why we strive to make the application process as easy as possible. To apply to Fairfield, simply complete the online Common Application. Because we choose to evaluate every applicant from a holistic standpoint, submitting your standardized test scores is optional.
Student Life & Services
read moreStudent life at Fairfield University supports the Jesuit tradition of caring for the whole person by providing opportunities that engage students in meaningful activities designed for their living and learning experience. Along with meeting lifelong friends, Fairfield provides a rich opportunity to grow as a whole person with the help of mentors, professors and community members. In this vibrant community with over 100 clubs and organizations, there are countless activities to choose from. Whether it is participating in an intramural sport, Broadway trip, Fairfield@Night event, attending an athletic games or quintessential events like Red Sea Madness, Alumni & Family Weekend, Presidential Ball or Midnight Breakfast there is always something to do.
Why Fairfield University
read moreWe ask the hard questions, listen closely, and care enough about the world to study it, work in it, make it better. Our graduates build vital, meaningful lives. They think critically and independently, they know how to lead and how to work together, and they've done enough important work in the world to know why their work - and their world - matters. As a student at Fairfield University, you'll have access to 50 approved study abroad programs, an expansive list of internships in every field, ambitious initiatives in civic engagement and service learning - the world is waiting!
read moreCongratulations on your admission to Fairfield! Now it is time to explore our campus, participate in programs for admitted students, talk to our faculty and administrators, engage with current students, compare the financial aid packages you've received, and most importantly, determine which school "feels right" and which campus you can see yourself moving onto in September. On this page you will find important resources to assist you as you make your final decision. Dates and event information to be announced soon!