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

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
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
900-1100
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$16,929/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,151/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,352/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,196/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,936/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,102/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.83 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,594Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Unique
    51%
  • Different
    27%
  • Stuck up scumbag
    14%
  • Hard working
    5%
  • Highly Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
43%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Excellent school with many cultures around it.
    12%
  • Great
    12%
  • Metro
    12%
  • A little bit of everything
    10%
  • High School vibes
    5%
  • Too small.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
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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I attend Fairleigh Dickinson through the community partnership program, meaning I taking courses that are accredited by Fairleigh Dickinson but take them at my local community college. Fairleigh Dickinson provides me absolutely no resources other than what is online and has never once mentioned me or my classmates in any way, shape, or form. I feel absolutely zero connection or loyalty to the university.
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I am currently a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. FDU is an open campus however, it is in a very safe area. The academics at the university are very good. The school is a leader in global education and offers many opportunities for students to study abroad almost anywhere in the world, including their Vancouver and Wroxton campuses. My time at FDU has been characterized by me meeting students form all over the world. FDU is pretty small with only about 600 people living on campus and a good amount of students commuting. The dorms aren't like what you see in the movies, but they're not your worst nightmare either. There is one that stands out from the other two choices. Because of its small size, students at FDU form a close knit community, especially the ones that choose to live on campus. There are not many parties at the school, but there is always something going on, or an event hosted by one of them many organizations present at the school.
Fairleigh Dickinson is a great college offering students immense opportunities to help them in any field of study. Overall, the college is a great pick and nothing bad could be said about it!