Founded in 1942 by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a private, co-educational university located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Fairfield offers a wide variety of degrees and programs, in diverse areas of study. It enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students every term. The Princeton Review ranked Fairfield University among the 'Top 25 Most Connected Campuses' in 2004. Fairfield is organized into the following academic divisions:
Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Stags.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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