Fairfield University



Welcome to Fairfield University


The Modern Jesuit Catholic University

Why Fairfield?

We are a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions, with more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe enrolled in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. Fairfield 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.

Fairfield University prepares students for success. With an emphasis on innovative, experiential learning and a focus on developing the whole person, we produce graduates who are future ready.

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Undergraduate Studies

At Fairfield University, we encourage you to let curiosity get the best of you — to let your mind wander, and then follow it.

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Graduate Studies

Get the tools you need to succeed — whether it’s career advancement, personal enrichment or gaining greater proficiency in your field.

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Our 100% online and hybrid graduate programs allow you to study when and where it works for you.

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Summer & Continuing Studies

Explore part-time, flexible options for bachelor’s degrees, credit courses and certificates to achieve many personal and professional goals.

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What's Going On @ Fairfield

Live Performances Are Back! Quick Announces Spring ’22 Season

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Fairfield Dolan Students Advance to the 2021 Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Competition

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Master of Social Work Program Receives Initial Accreditation Through 2029

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Women’s Advent Retreat, Dec. 8

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Fairfield University to Host Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 6

Bring your family and friends to join Lucas and Santa for the annual tree lighting. As the most wonderful time of the year descends upon families and friends young and old, Fairfield University will add to the merriment with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. outside the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The event is free and open to the public.

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