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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
About Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1000 River Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Website
From Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private institution in New Jersey. At our high-energy Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, 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

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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
88%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,781/ 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
$31,560/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,374Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,093
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Unique
    43%
  • Different
    22%
  • Stuck up scumbag
    17%
  • Hard working
    7%
  • Highly Social
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Metro
    12%
  • A little bit of everything
    12%
  • Great
    10%
  • Excellent school with many cultures around it.
    10%
  • High School vibes
    6%
  • Too small.
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    39%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    71%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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    Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Reviews

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    What I love about Fairleigh Dickinson are the renovations that are being made. Since the day I came to visit, I was skeptical about how the campus would look because it reminded me of a construction zone. Now, the renovations make the campus look even more amazing, and they're continuing to make renovations to make the campus look great. What makes the campus even better is the school spirit. Our basketball team won our conference championship and made it to the first round of the NCAA championship which raised our school spirit up to the roof! The students and staff at Fairleigh Dickinson get along very well, and the professors always make sure that their students understand the material to the point where they can answer any question like they have known it off of the back of their hand. So far, my overall experience at Fairleigh Dickinson has been great, and I am looking forward to the next few years here!
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    The opportunities to study abroad are numerous which I took advantage of. The advisor for the Two Worlds program helped me transition from high school to college life every step of the way as well as involving my parents and easing their concerns. BUT! She got fired for a legal issue and her replacements haven't matched the bar she set. The advising of those after have been spotty and unreliable.
    As for the professors they are really approachable and insightful, clear and concise. They are generally available for one on one meetings for any questions or concerns you might have.
    Commuting to this school very easy to do as many buses run their route to accommodate the students here; It is located 30 minutes away from the city. Many events are always happening too. Intervarsity and Nubian ladies events are my favorite to attend. Also, the free stuff different groups and guests give from time to time are cool.
    As a second-semester freshman, awaiting to embark my sophomore year of college, this school is great...for me. FDU - Metropolitan can be described as a beautiful, quiet college campus. There are numerous student organizations for students to join, but have set activities planned during the week. For me, this is great. I get to enjoy my weekend studying for upcoming exams and quizzes, and de-stress cause college is VERY, VERY, stressful. To make your own opinion, come check it out for yourself! (: