Fairfield University Housing and Nearby Apartments
Given that its campus is so pretty, and the surrounding neighborhood the sort of affluent suburbia, dominated by large private homes, that doesn't exactly lend itself to students on a budget, it's not surprising that nearly 80 percent of undergraduates choose to live in Fairfield University on-campus housing. In fact, all full-time matriculated undergraduate students are guaranteed Fairfield on-campus housing for their entire four years at the school; special permission is required for upper-class students--and then only seniors--who prefer to live off-campus.
Fairfield on-campus housing varies from year to year, with all freshman living together in traditional-style dormitories; sophomores mostly in dorms, but sometimes in suite-style accommodations, pending availability; juniors in halls and suites; and seniors in townhouses and on-campus apartments. There are eight residence halls in all--six traditional dorms; two designed with suites--and each offers students amenities such as laundry facilities, vending machines, in-room Micro-fridges (an appliance that combines a refrigerator with a microwave), common areas, internet and cable TV connections.
But even with ample on-campus accommodations, there are still a number of undergraduate seniors seeking Fairfield University off-campus housing every year, as well as all of the 1,200-plus graduate students. The Fairfield off-campus housing office offers a number of resources, mostly links to real-estate websites as well as moving tips and advice ("8 Ways to Be a Good Neighbor", for example), but may we also suggest looking into Urban Edge as well? In addition to offering constantly updated listings of Fairfield no-fee rental apartments, as well as homes for rent in neighboring communities such as Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, and Weston.
Note: because Fairfield University requires that all undergraduates receive explicit permission to live in off-campus housing (students usually try to get a place down by the beach), you are advised to NOT sign any lease until you officially hear from the school.
About Fairfield University
For nearly 75 years now, Fairfield University has made its home here along the "Gold Coast" of Connecticut, its pastoral, 200-acre campus--all wide lawns, rolling hills, wooded areas and picturesque ponds--offering sweeping views of the Long Island Sound. Founded in 1942 by the Catholic sect the Society of Jesus, today Fairfield University counts itself as one of 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, which seek to develop both the creative intellectual potential of its students as well as a sense of social responsibility coupled with ethical and religious values. Like all Jesuit institutions, Fairfield University practices a liberal humanistic style of education, one that encourages learning across disciplines.
Fairfield University is a relatively small college, with some 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing any one of 41 majors, 16 interdisciplinary minors, and 40 advanced degrees across five distinct schools: The Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, the highly regarded School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. The most popular majors at Fairfield University for one recent graduating class included Business, Management, and Marketing; Health Professions; the Social Sciences; Communication, and Journalism; and Psychology.
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