Fairfield University Earns High Distinctions on Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges List

Fairfield University Earns High Distinctions on Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges List

The University has once again earned a place on the Review’s lists for Best Northeastern Colleges, Best Value Colleges, and Green Colleges.

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Fairfield University has once again been named to The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings of the best 386 colleges for 2021. Fairfield earned several national and regional distinctions, including places on the review’s lists of Best Northeastern Colleges, Best Value Colleges, and Green Colleges.
Fairfield has also received high scores from student survey responses for quality of life, fire safety rating, and its ‘green’ or campus sustainability rating. Additionally, Fairfield’s faculty were awarded high praise for professor quality, as well as for professor accessibility outside the classroom. The University also earned a high return on investment (ROI) rating, which combines Princeton Review’s academic rating, financial aid rating, and college costs, with Payscale.com data from alumni surveys on starting and mid-career salaries.
These rankings were based on a survey that asked 143,000 students at 386 of the nation’s top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics important to college applicants and their parents, including “their school’s academics and administration, their life at college, their fellow students, and themselves.” Each college was thus given areceived a score based on student responses to each survey question.
Student commentary from surveys was is also included in each college’s Princeton Review profile, with Fairfield receiving praise for its “strong and accepting community,” its “outstanding” business and nursing programs,” and its “engaging [and] passionate” faculty.
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Posted On: August 19, 2020

Volume: 52 Number: 6

Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University 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.