Fairfield University named among 10 best Roman Catholic colleges in U.S.
Out of the more than 200 Roman Catholic colleges and universities in the country, Fairfield University has been ranked seventh in the top 10 of schools for the 2015-2016 school year.
The list was compiled by College Factual, a data-driven resource dedicated to assisting prospective college students, and recently featured on USA Today’s College web site. The schools were considered using College Factual’s quality ranking system, which is highly focused on outcomes such as educational resources, graduation rates and average salaries of graduates.
In Fairfield’s profile, the Jesuit University’s “many retreat, service and immersion programs to help students explore and strengthen their spirituality” were noted, as well as its “popular” academic programs. The University’s Campus Ministry Center was also touted for welcoming students at Fairfield of all religions and teaching students Jesuit values.
The impressive list also featured Georgetown, Boston College and the University of Notre Dame, among other top institutions.
“We are proud to be included in such a prestigious group of Universities and proud of our tradition of supporting our students as they embrace and develop their full creative, intellectual potential while developing a strong sense of social responsibility,” said Lynn Babington, Ph.D., RN, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
Kevin Lawlor, Executive Vice President, said, “We are especially pleased that Fairfield was recognized for its stellar academic programs, as well as its strong Jesuit tradition of helping students of all faiths to grow both intellectually and spiritually.”
College Factual editors said of the 10 institutions of higher education that made the final cut: “These schools are devoted to providing a strong education while being rooted in the Roman Catholic faith. Tradition and faith are important to these schools, but they also value diversity and open dialogue.”