As one of only 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut promotes an environment where ethical values, a sense of social responsibility, and “developing the whole person” are top priorities. It offers 35 undergraduate majors and 38 graduate programs across five schools, and boasts an impressive list of graduates who have gone on to receive Guggenheim Fellowships, Fulbright scholarships and other academic awards. According to U.S. News & World Report, Fairfield even lays claim to the record for highest average annual salary of graduates, as earned within five years, from among all institutions of higher learning in the nation. But student life here is about more than just this type of serious business: 80 social, cultural and recreational clubs on-campus (about everything from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and environmental activism to ballroom dance and multiple foreign languages) encourage deep personal involvement, and incoming freshmen can choose to live within specialized residential communities devoted to Healthy Living, Leadership through Service, or Women in Science and Technology. As it offers Ivy League-level prestige without the cost or competition, Fairfield University is the choice for thousands of ambitious students each year.