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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Fairleigh Dickinson University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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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 39 responses
Report
  • Unique
    51%
  • Different
    26%
  • Stuck up scumbag
    13%
  • Hard working
    8%
  • Highly Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
45%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
52%
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 44 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    41%
  • A little bit of everything
    11%
  • Excellent school with many cultures around it.
    11%
  • Great
    11%
  • Metro
    11%
  • High School vibes
    5%
  • Too small.
    5%

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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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.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is an okay school. I can say that I made many friends here because everyone is pretty much approachable. As far as campus involvement goes, I feel as though this school does not do much to get students involved. You have to go out of your own way to find out what is going on on campus. What I do enjoy about this school, is the diversity. There are many different people from various places, which makes it interesting here.