Fairfield University Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Fairfield University is 11:1, and the school has 40.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fairfield University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Philosophy
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 28%
Social Sciences 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8%
English Language and Literature/Letters 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - professional practice
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 100%
Service learning 30%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 71%
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects 16%
Learning communities 22%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 88%
4-year graduation rate 78%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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