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  1. Academics
    B-
  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
    B+
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.
About Fairleigh Dickinson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1000 River Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Website
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,016/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,848/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,585/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,029/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,053/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,872/ year
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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,336Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Unique
    49%
  • Different
    24%
  • Stuck up scumbag
    15%
  • Hard working
    7%
  • Highly Social
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
45%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Metro
    13%
  • A little bit of everything
    11%
  • Excellent school with many cultures around it.
    11%
  • Great
    11%
  • High School vibes
    4%
  • Too small.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
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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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! (:
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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.