Fairfield University Among Nation's Best Value, Says Princeton Review

Fairfield University Among Nation's Best Value, Says Princeton Review

Fairfield University students shadow alumni during the annual Job Shadow program.

The Princeton Review noted exceptional features of academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates, along with student rankings of alumni activity and visibility on campus.

We are grateful that our colleagues in higher education and The Princeton Review recognize the value of a Fairfield University education.

— Christine Siegel, PhD, University Provost.

Fairfield University is among the top schools in the nation, according to The Princeton Review's 2019 The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition, a book which ranks schools based on “three exceptional features,” including stellar academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates. The data was derived from surveys of administrators at over 650 schools in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, “Only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges made it into this book. We salute them for their stellar academics and generous aid awards to students based on need and/or merit. They also provide their undergrads with career services from day one, plus strong networks of alumni connections.”

Additionally, Fairfield is in the Top 20 for "Best Alumni Network" and "Top Internship Opportunities." These two categories often go hand-in-hand for current students and graduates; the University’s alumni network includes professionals at major national companies as well as small businesses and start-ups. Alumni networking events happen throughout the year in various cities, and Fairfield’s Alumni Job Shadow program, held during winter break, pairs students with alumni professionals across the Northeast and beyond for a day or half-day of career exploration.

“We are grateful that our colleagues in higher education and The Princeton Review recognize the value of a Fairfield University education,” said Christine Siegel, PhD, University Provost. “We strive to continue to offer innovative programs for our current students, our alumni, and the life-long learners in our community.”

The rankings from The Princeton Review are the latest in an academic year filled with top spots. In September, Fairfield was named #1 in the Northern Region in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2019” ranking. Additionally, recent rankings from Forbes, Money magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, have named Fairfield among the best schools in the nation. 

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