The moment you arrive at Fairfield university everything feels different. Our 200-acre idyllic campus is situated on Connecticut's coastline, providing for beautiful, unforgettable surroundings. But it's more than that - it's our dedication to each and every student's personal growth that makes our environment so unique.We've been graduating adept, accomplished students since being founded by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) over 70 years ago. We're committed to fostering a strong sense of community, where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more intense, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. Our 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students will become your friends and support system, and our 41 majors, 16 interdisciplinary minors and 40 graduate programs will give you the opportunity to turn your interests into passions and careers.We provide a liberal arts education that is both broad and deep, believing that in order to better the world, you first have to understand it from a staggering number of viewpoints. We believe that each and every student is a capable individual with infinite potential, and we embrace the opportunity to turn strengths into careers. As a student at Fairfield, you'll do this through reflection, gaining and evaluating knowledge, and identifying and understanding social issues.Fairfield University was founded in 1942, and has since awarded over 45,000 degrees. Each degree represents a different jumping off point - a student who has embraced his or her capabilities and taken them out into the world.