Fairfield University Admits 33% Of Students To The Class of 2028

21/03/20249 minute read
Fairfield University Admits 33% Of Students To The Class of 2028

Fairfield University just had its most competitive admissions cycle ever! The Class of 2028 saw a record-low acceptance rate of only 33%, a significant decrease from the previous year’s 44.9%. This comes amidst an overall surge in applications, with 18,502 students vying for spots. This is nearly 20% more than last year, highlighting the intense selectivity of this year's admissions process.

Fairfield University’s Class of 2028 Acceptance Results: A Record-Breaking Year

Fairfield University announced that it received 18,502 applications for its Class of 2028, nearly a 20% increase from last year. Out of these applicants, only 6,140 received offers of admission, yielding a 33% overall acceptance rate.

These historic numbers underscore the extraordinary challenge of gaining admission to Fairfield University. Let's break down the key figures:

Fairfield's Acceptance Rates by Year
Number of Applications18,50215,45513,352
Number of Students Admitted6,1406,9406,943
Acceptance Rate33%44.9%56%
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Class of 2028 Academics

Of the 6,14o students accepted into Fairfield’s Class of 2028, the average weighted GPA is 3.96, with the median SAT score between 1300-1410. Take a look at how Fairfield’s academic requirements have evolved over the years:

Fairfield's Academic Standards by Year
Class of 2028Class of 2027Class of 2026
Average Weighted GPA3.963.853.74
Average SAT1300-14101260-1370 1240-1370

Class of 2028 Demographics

Fairfield’s total applicant pool for the Class of 2028 represented 2,821 high schools, 46 states, and 73 countries. Of those admitted, 531 of the students come from Jesuit/Cristo Rey schools. Check out how Fairfield’s demographic profile has shifted over time:

Fairfield's Demographics by Year
Class of 2028Class of 2027Class of 2026
High Schools Represented2,8211,455-
States Represented4629 (Enrolled)24
Countries Represented7313 (Enrolled)10
Students from Jesuit/Cristo Rey Schools Accepted531100 (Enrolled)94 (enrolled)

What Kind of Student Gets into Fairfield?

The admission process at Fairfield is not a simple review of test scores and grades, but a deliberate consideration of each individual's strengths and prospects for success. While the admissions office view applications holistically, each part of your application is still evaluated separately. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you have a stellar academic profile, solid essays, unique extracurricular involvement, and impressive recommendation letters.

How Crimson Can Help You Stand Out

Fairfield’s record-breaking low acceptance rates and the broader trends in elite admissions highlight how challenging it has become to gain entry into top universities. In this highly competitive landscape, seeking guidance from experienced college admissions advisors can be a significant advantage. Advisors offer personalized support throughout the complex application process, helping you:

  • Craft a Compelling Narrative: They work with you to identify your unique strengths, passions, and experiences. This helps shape a cohesive application that showcases your potential to contribute to the Fairfield community.
  • Navigate Strategic Choices: Advisors can provide insights on application timing (early vs. regular), test score submission, and highlight areas where you can further boost your profile.
  • Excel in Every Aspect: From essay coaching to interview preparation, advisors ensure each application component is polished and demonstrates your preparedness for Fairfield’s rigorous academic environment.

Proven Success in a Competitive Landscape

Crimson Education has a track record of helping students achieve their admissions goals. Our personalized approach and expertise in selective admissions have led to impressive results. This year alone, over 200 Crimson students were accepted to top US universities in the early round. Here's a breakdown of our early-round numbers:

  • 87 offers to the Ivy League.
  • 163 offers to the US Top 20, including offers to Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Rice, Vanderbilt, and University of Notre Dame.
  • 15% of Ivy League and 27% of top 20 early round applicants received offers to their dream schools.
  • 670+ offers to the US Top 50, including offers to NYU, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 1000+ offers to each student’s first choice school.
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