Fairfield University is a private, 4-year school located in southwest Connecticut Fairfield. The spacious and green 200 acre campus is set in the midst of a large suburban environment nestled between NYC and Bridgeport, CT. Founded in 1942 by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition of liberal arts studies. The campus buildings include three Manor homes from the original estates that went into the campus; the majority of the buildings are a blend of collegiate Gothic and Modern architecture. The town of Fairfield is noted for its colonial history and being the location of headquarters for such companies as Bigelow Tea, Sturm, Ruger & Co and The Voice ad agency. Notable is the coastal environment, as Fairfield is located along Long Island Sound.