A Fairfield University education has become more integrated in focus, more global in outlook, and more intentional in its structure than ever before. In the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to creating a student-focused, holistic, and diverse educational environment - intended to educate the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. We want to cultivate in both our undergraduate and graduate students a sense of community and strong ethical and spiritual values to guide them on their paths into the future. Join us in this community enterprise, where all of us are called to come together in the spirit and practice of collaboration.
Fairfield University is a Catholic, Jesuit university - one of 28 in the United States. Our mission touches everything we do.
We ask the hard questions, listen closely, and care enough about the world to study it, work in it, make it better.
Our graduates build vital, meaningful lives. They think critically and independently, they know how to lead and how to work together, and they've done enough important work in the world to know why their work - and their world - matters.
As a student at Fairfield University, you'll have access to 50 approved study abroad programs, an expansive list of internships in every field, ambitious initiatives in civic engagement and service learning - the world is waiting!
When students become Stags, they:
We can sum up a Fairfield education in two words: cura personalis. That’s Latin (and Jesuit) for “care for the whole person.”
Fairfield University is part of the Jesuit tradition that began with St. Ignatius of Loyola 450 years ago. Through our strong core curriculum, student groups, diversity and campus ministry programs, we emphasize, as part of our mission, a strong education in the liberal arts, sciences and professions so students can go on to lead their communities with insight, empathy, critical rigor and a determination to serve and promote justice.
We give our alumni the tools to create their stories across every discipline. There are graduates excelling in finance, like Kathleen Murphy ‘84, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, and former CEO of ING U.S. Wealth Management. There are Stags in the arts, like actor Paul Marcarelli ‘92, spokesman for Verizon and Sprint; and culinary mogul Donatella Arpaia ‘93, former Iron Chef America judge and one of the New York Post’s “Most Powerful Women” in Manhattan. Fairfield University graduates further the sciences, like MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner Dr. Peter Provonost ‘87. There are Stags, too, like Rear Admiral Brian Monahan, MC, USN ‘82, who honor us with their service for our country.
Starting as early as your first year, faculty members and the Career Planning office work together with you to explore possible career directions, and then do everything they can to help set you on that path. This includes resume help, networking techniques and opportunities, career fairs, and more.
Whether you're looking to secure employment, enter graduate school, or join a service program, career counselors are available year-round to make sure you get the most out of your Fairfield education.
Fairfield is a great place to learn, live and grow, but don’t take our word for it. See for yourself why a Fairfield college experience is the best you can have with videos showing off our gorgeous campus, parents’ experiences with the University, student perspectives and more.
There’s something new and exciting happening at Fairfield every day, year round. From the University’s quarterly magazine to the regular newsletters from our academic programs and centers, we publish new reasons to choose Fairfield all the time.