Fairleigh Dickinson is a private university located in Teaneck Township, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,336 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fairleigh Dickinson acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 38% of students, Fairleigh Dickinson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities508 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration51 Graduates
Business Administration and Management49 Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences20 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
Colleges like Fairleigh Dickinson University
- B-Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham
- 4 Year
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- 4 Year
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- BWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey
- 4 Year
- Wayne, NJ
- 805 reviews
- B+Montclair State University
- 4 Year
- Montclair, NJ
- 2,691 reviews
Fairleigh Dickinson University Reviews
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! (:
At Fairleigh Dickinson University, I have come across some professors who can really explain the material and do a great job making sure everyone understands the material; however, I have also ran into a few poor professors. I made a few close friends that I would not trade for anything and became involved in campus by joining the cheerleading team. When it comes to activities and food, I feel as if the school could do a better job. I always end up leaving campus to eat and participate in fun activities.
FDU was good, but I feel as though the MA in Forensic Psych should only be offered with the BA/MA program. To me it felt more like a 5th year undergrad program, rather than a graduate program. It seemed as though it was more introductory than anything else, honestly. It's also only 1.5 years. At first that sounds amazing, until you realize you're taking 12 credits for 3 semesters in a row (full-time for graduate is 9). Spring semester almost destroys everyone, and I wish there was more experience with assessments.