A young, dynamic university founded in 1947, Fairfield University is located 60 miles from New York City on a 200-acre campus overlooking Long Island Sound. The University offers complete programs of study in six schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Business, the Graduate School of Education, the BEI School of Engineering and the School of Continuing Education. A co-educational institution, Fairfield University educates 2,950 undergraduates, 800 graduate students, and another 1,100 area residents seeking enrichment and advancement through the School of Continuing Education. Students hail from 45 states, 1 U.S. territory, and 27 foreign countries. Of 190 full-time faculty members, 89 percent hold doctorate degrees. The University emphasizes a liberal arts education which prepares the student for the rigors and demands of public responsibility and citizenship, as well as their careers. Fairfield also places a strong emphasis on both service and ethics, not as “extras” but as integral components of a well-rounded education in the Jesuit tradition. Its Campus Ministry program sends some 500 volunteers into the community weekly, while the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and the School of Business Center for Global Competitiveness are important resources serving and enhancing the region. In 1994, Fairfield was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, making it one of the youngest institutions ever to receive this distinction. In recent years, Fairfield has made a steady climb in the U.S. News and World Report annual college and university survey, and has been ranked second among regional colleges in the north for two consecutive years. Fairfield just finished its twenty-fifth year “in the black,” a sign of sound fiscal management and responsibility to its constituencies.