Fairfield University Tier 1 Ranking

Founded in 1942, Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution located in Fairfield, Connecticut (US).

The University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs through the following schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; Charles F. Dolan School of Business; School of Nursing; School of Engineering; University College Continuing Studies; Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

Fairfield University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional accreditations include: AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business); American Chemical Society; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; International Association of Counseling Services; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; etc.


- Fairfield University is ranked 4th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (North) by US News (2011).

- Ranked 4th among the Tier 1 -Master's Universities (North) in the US News & World Report's 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges. This is the 19th year in a row that Fairfield has been in the top four in this category. It was also cited in the report among “Great Schools, Great Prices”.

- GI Jobs magazine named Fairfield as a 2010 Military Friendly School, ranking the University in the top 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide.

- Rated 115th nationally in the US News Best Graduate Nursing Program Ranking (2008 Edition).

- Listed among "America's Best Value Colleges" in 2005 by The Princeton Review.

- Ranked among "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses" in 2004 (The Princeton Review).

* Profile of other universities in Connecticut:

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