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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
285 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ 07940
About Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
From Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private institution in New Jersey. At our picturesque Florham Campus in Madison, we offer over 100 undergraduate degree programs. With two international campuses, located in Wroxton England and Vancouver Canada, students can enjoy a truly global education. With nationally recognized academic programs and a diverse and vibrant campus life, FDU gives you a personal, transformational experience that will feed your passions and enhance your potential.

FDU provides its students with a variety of different learning experiences that will teach, challenge and prepare you for a lifetime of success. Our classes are small and personal, and give you the opportunity to better connect with your instructors and other students. Every class is taught by an experienced, engaged professor, and we emphasize experiential learning, which we believe better prepares students for the real world. We encourage you to schedule a visit, go to www.fdu.edu/visit

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,882/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,361/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,640Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
90
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Friendly
    34%
  • It varies
    18%
  • The students are friendly, but it is is "clique-y"
    18%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Nice, well-mannered
    7%
  • Preppy
    5%
  • unhappy
    5%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    79%
    Poll
    43%
    of students say that Greek life is pretty big.75 responses
    Poll
    66%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 45 responses
    Report
    • Beautiful
      22%
    • Nice campus
      20%
    • Excellent education
      13%
    • Expensive but pretty
      13%
    • Expensive
      11%
    • Beautiful but frustrating
      7%
    • Time wasting, no diversity
      4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

    Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus Reviews

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    FDU started out as one of my Number 1 schools. I am currently a sophomore, and couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities and experience I have gained here. The professors are generally very good and connect with students in a way that I haven't seen at other universities including calling me to make sure I am alright if I do not go to class. If you ever have an issue or don't know how to go about something the staff and professors are really great at pointing in the right direction and making sure you get what you need. The campus is kind of a suitcase school, but it can definitely be solved if you find your group of friends that you connect with. I've made great friends and there are events and trips offered by the school that are completely free to attend, including broadway! The location is amazing with numerous towns nearby. There is always something to do including going to NYC with the train from Convent is a couple of minutes walk from campus and goes directly into Penn.
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    My daughter is a Freshman and absolutely loves staying on campus. The class size is small. At the most, there maybe 15 students in class. The professors are always available for help or will make the time for you if needed. Everyone is helpful and friendly and will always point you in the right direction. I like the fact that they offer many clubs and different activities to keep the students busy when not studying. Freshman dorms could use a little updating. However my daughter has taken advantage of the gym! Overall, my husband and I feel she made the correct choice by picking FDU.
    I love my program and my department, however dealing with administration outside in other departments has been extremely frustrating. First, they wait entirely too long to distribute financial aid. Were talking WEEKS after the drop deadline. And even though financial aid knows you're paying your tuition through aid, they will still put a hold on your account. It makes no sense!

    Getting help from anyone is also frustrating. The methods to simply change your address is archaic in itself. But my program is wonderful and to me, the program is simply a diamond in the rough.