Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ

Fairleigh Dickinson, founded in 1942 is a private university. It operates two campuses in Madison and Teaneck in the northern New Jersey suburbs and a campus in England.

Website: www.fdu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,467
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 3,104 Women
(43.2%) 2,363 Men
2,379
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 3,777 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.32
SAT Math
534 average
500-595 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
533 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,433
Tuition and Fees
$40,732
Room and Board
$13,370
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$40,106
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,151
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
172
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Teaneck Population
39,776
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Knight
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
32.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.0% White
12.5% Unknown
International Students
3.7% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
29.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 3 4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 River Road
City, State, Zip
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914
Phone
(201) 692-7308
Fax
 
E-mail
globaleducation@fdu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 3,777 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 2,389 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 1,388 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
713 (22%) of 3,306 admitted students enrolled
Women
433 (21%) of 2,090 admitted students enrolled
Men
280 (23%) of 1,216 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.32
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
534 average
500-595 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
533 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
14%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,433
Tuition and Fees
$40,732
Room and Board
$13,370
Books and Supplies
$1,230
Other Expenses
$4,286
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Final deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002604
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
614 (92.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
596 (97.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
596 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (9.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$40,106
Need-Based Gift
Received by 594 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,575
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 453 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,667
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
65 (9.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,370

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,019 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,964 (97.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,964 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
170 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$36,702
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,897 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,806
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,589 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,640
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 258 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
258 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,540

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,151
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
172
Part-Time Faculty
510
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
22%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 76% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
285,175
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Systems Science
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology

Location and Setting


Teaneck Population
39,776
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
88 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Teaneck
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hackensack

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
trained law enforcement personnel on staff

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Knight
School Colors
Maroon and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Fencing x x    
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,467
Women
3,104 (56.8%)
Men
2,363 (43.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,374
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
32.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.0% White
12.5% Unknown
International Students.
3.7% from 50 countries
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
2,379

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
29.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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