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Fairfield University

Preparing students for leadership and service in an ever-changing community is the mission of Fairfield University. A private, co-educational Jesuit institution for higher education founded in 1942, Fairfield is located in Connecticut and supports this mission by giving its students everything they need to develop as well-rounded individuals who can think for themselves and who can deal with the challenges of their chosen career paths.

Fairfield University offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs through its 37 undergraduate majors, 17 interdisciplinary minors, 35 graduate programs, and 50 approved sites for studying abroad. There are six schools within Fairfield University and four of these offer both undergraduate and graduate programs while another is a graduate school for education and other related courses. Fairfield’s study abroad program focuses on quality education that can be achieved by onsite learning about the cultures of other people. This program is also open to students of other universities.

To date, Fairfield has a total student population of over 5,300 and this includes the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. To mentor these students, Fairfield maintains a faculty of 239 full-time instructors most of whom hold the highest degree in their chosen field of study. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, students are assured of focused instruction from their teachers. Tuition cost for academic year 2009-2010 is US$36,900 for full-time undergraduate students of the Arts, Science, Business, Engineering and Nursing. Part-time undergraduate students have to pay US$495 per credit hour. The cost of tuition does not include the additional fees for residential housing and board that will be charged to students who want to live on campus.

For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Fairfield University.

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