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Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham
Madison, 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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,513
   Women 1,383 (55.0%)
   Men 1,130 (45.0%)
Graduate Students 820
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 4,179 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.16
SAT Math 470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $59,243
  Tuition and Fees $40,887
  Room and Board $12,840
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $18,500
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 160
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Madison Population 16,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 63% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Devil
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
10.7% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.6% White
7.6% Unknown
International Students 0.5%
First-Year Students Returning 78.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported