Fairfield’s Class of 2025 Makes University History 

FAIRFIELD—Fairfield University’s Class of 2025 is making history as the University’s largest with over 1,250 incoming first-year students in its ranks. This class is also the strongest academically in Fairfield’s modern history.

The newly minted Stags were selected from among 12,673 applicants—Fairfield’s largest applicant pool ever—and come to Fairfield with an average high school GPA of 3.74 and average SAT/ACT scores of 1312.

“The entire enrollment team is excited to welcome the Class of 2025,” said Corry Unis, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Fairfield University. “This is a group that is equal part academically focused and community involved. From the initial review, it was clear that this class was special, and we have no doubt that they will contribute significantly to Fairfield’s academic tradition and grow within our Jesuit mission.”

Members of the Class of 2025 hail from 26 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and eight countries including New Zealand, Canada, Vietnam, China, Chile, UK, Argentina and Denmark.

“Fairfield has once again seen a record number of applications from exceptional candidates attracted to Fairfield not only for our innovative and nationally recognized programs, but because of our strong focus on community engagement, our active alumni base, our modern facilities and our exceptional student outcomes post-graduation,” said Vice President Marketing & Communication Jennifer Anderson.

Fairfield’s continued high placement in national college rankings include distinctions in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 ranking, as well as on research website Niche’s 2021 Best Colleges in America list. The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings in The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition granted Fairfield several national and regional distinctions, including placement on its lists of Best Northeastern Colleges, Best Value Colleges, and Green Colleges. Fairfield has also received high praise from student survey responses for professor quality and professor accessibility outside the classroom.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 ranking of the Best Graduate Schools once again placed Fairfield Dolan’s business programs in the Top 25 nationally. The Accounting, Business Analytics, and Marketing programs placed #1 in Connecticut and Finance was #2 in the state, following Yale. Fairfield’s Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies ascended to Top 3 Nursing Grad Schools in the state.

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.