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Fairfield University, founded by the Society of Jesus, is a coeducational institution of higher learning whose primary objectives are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility. Jesuit Education, which began in 1547, is committed today to the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement.
Fairfield University is one of the great success stories in American higher education today. Although only 65 years old, Fairfield is among the most highly regarded universities of its kind, with a highly selective student body and a talented faculty trained at some of the best universities in the country.
Fairfield is also an institution that knows what it stands for. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, Fairfield exists in the 450-year-old tradition of Jesuit education that still retains its freshness today.
Fairfield offers 34 undergraduate majors, 17 interdisciplinary minors, 35 graduate programs, and 50 approved sites for studying abroad. The University is comprised of 6 schools, 4 that teach both undergraduate and graduate studies, one that's a gateway for the part-time student and lifelong learner to all Fairfield's undergraduate course offerings as well as specialized programs, and one that's a graduate school for education and allied professions.
Fairfield's campus provides serene beauty, while its 36 modern buildings provide state-of-the-art technology and the resources you'll need to complement your classroom experience.
Our 200 acres feature multiple athletic fields and housing options from traditional residence halls to apartments to townhouses. All residences and academic buildings are linked by fiber-optic cable, some with wireless connections, so access to databases, the library's impressive collections, and the Internet are just a click away - anytime, anywhere. Fairfield's student population of approximately 5,300 (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing students) is large enough to offer a range of academic and enrichment programs in an atmosphere that remains personal and communal.
While educating its students in the liberal arts and professional studies for success in an increasingly global, pluralistic, and technological world, Fairfield seeks to help those who pass through its gates to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. It tries to convince its graduates to place their talents in the service of others, especially those who have no one else to be their advocates.