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Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,357 full time undergraduate students, and 2,776 full time graduate students.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 186 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at FDU are considered Less Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.
50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
53 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
If you are looking for a school to get your degree and cry about the high grade point average needed to pass and do nothing else on campus, Fairleigh Dickinson is the place for you. It is not commuter friendly, no parties, and less than average food served at the Sub for residents. It is considered a dry campus and you will most likely graduate without ever remembering another student's name or have any recollection of what college life was about due to the lack of experience. However, the people who do graduate from FDU tend you be very successful. Especially in the Nursing career since we have the highest NCLEX pass rates in NJ. You will be successful, just don't expect to get much out of the "college experience".
I love the atmosphere of the campus and I really love the overall attitude of the student body. Staff and Professors are truly supportive and the resources are abundant. I am a Student Ambassador, so I get to represent and showcase the University to all kinds of prospective students, and I love my job. Students here are respectful of each other's cultures and are very active in the community.
Fairleigh Dickinson university is a school for international students and commuters. If you don't fit under those two categories, it's likely you won't won't like this school. The school in itself needs a lot of work. The facilities are not up to date. The air conditioning and heating systems are all over the place. A lot of the halls are run down and it looks like a high school. In fact, it's like I'm in high school again. As for the food, it's not that great. There's some staff that's good but many are rude and won't look you in the eye when they scan you in. You get unlimited swipes in the main dining hall--because there's only one-- and about 100 dollars of flex at jeepers. Jeepers is slightly better than the dining hall but the food is expensive and it closes early most of the time. The dining hall has very limited options. You can cook your own food but the ingredients are of very low quality and the food they serve has a lot of oil in it. The chicken is often under cooked and I have had stomach aches from eating their food. Sometimes they pull food before you can get some so you have to wait until it's available. Overall, the dining options are poor.
Sometimes student life holds events around campus but they're really hard to find. Broadway shows are a popular thing but they tend to be sold out or the lines are really long wrapping around the staircase. I tried joining about 3 clubs but they meet so infrequently is hard to actually be a part of it. It feels as though a select group of upperclassmen run the clubs and activities and don't care about the other students who want to join.
The resident halls are very different from one another. Most freshmen live in the lindens which some people call the "hood" of fdu. Lindens 4 and 5 are not renovated and need to be., the bathrooms especially. Linden's 1 and 2 are renovated but the dorms look like jail. The courts are slightly better. They have more room in them and bigger bathrooms but it smells mildewy and could use a renovation. Last, northpointe is the place you want to be. Although I've never been inside, it's basically like a traditional college dormitory.
The teachers are fantastic. They're always accessible and are ready to talk to you if you need help. The class sizes are really good too, small and intimate, I had a class that once had 7 people in it. The only bad thing is that it's hard to find your advisor and pick classes since there's so few classes.
Overall, I'd say the school needs a lot of work. The academics aren't all that challenging and the atmosphere seems too relaxed. No one seems to care about their grades and education. I'm transferring out next year and would advise to save your money for a better university.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I never realized how hard the transition was going to be going from high school to college but the truth is my high school never prepared me for the challenges I would face. Adapting to a new area, making new friends and being away from my family was hard enough for me, and on top of this I filled my financial aid out late and got denied into my apartment because I was only 17 at the time. In my opinion all high schools need to offer a class to teach students life long skills that will help them in the real world. My senior year, I did not take seriously, and because I already had all my credits I took easy classes becuase I figured they would be an easy "A". I did recieved a 3.7 g.p.a. at the end, but if I had to do it all over again I would have taken school a lot more seriously because the scholarship money alone would have been worth it. Looking back I realize how unmotivated I was and how my decisions affect me everyday.
I love my school, but it is too expensive for me to pay it.
I fell that a good candidate for this school would include a person who is dedicated to academics. This campus is not the most beautiful campus, nor is the area it is located, however, the professors are wonderful. I have made many friends throughout my education at FDU, and would do it again. Students are serious about learning and succeeding in life, and faculty is serious about helping their students achieve this goal.
The cost of tuition! It's a struggle to come up with the money to pay for school, almost to the point where I become so distracted with money that classes take the backseat.
I attend a Community College program with Fairleigh Dickinson. I will be able to complete my Bachelor's and eventually my Master's degree at a satellite campus. The convenience that this allows me is priceless. My school also has a reputation of having the most expensive credits per semester. My school is sometimes known as "Fairly Ridiculous" because of the credit cost.
Before attending this school I wish I would have known that the library wasnt open 24 hours and how to use their web advisery programs more effectively.
What is unique about my school compared to other schools I considered was its location and diversity. The beautiful Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University which I attend is located in Teaneck, New Jersey which is only 10 minutes away from home. Because of my schools location, I have been given the opportunity to maintain and even build better relationships with my parents, brother, sister, grandmother, and cousins, aunts and uncles. Another unique quality about FDU is its diversity. FDU has a very diverse environment and many diverse cultures. My campus alone has attracted students from over 63 countries!
The tuition is the worst thing about the school.
My Classmates are all ambitious and unique.
Small classrooms gives us the chance to develop a relationship with our professors. The amount of tutoring and career advisement available is great.
Any student can attend this school because any student that has potential will succeed at Fairleigh Dickinson. This school does not give up on nay student whether it takes all day or next month. Many of the college professors at FDU takes the time to help each student who needs the extra assistance even when nothing else is working. Any one can attend FDU and everyone will help you to succeed in any field.
We are very close to New York City
The overall stereotype at DU is that the student body is comprised of rich, white, snobs. The majority of students do identify as white or from upperclass, but being white from a working class background, I can attest to the fact that snobby is not the case. Students tend to be more open and the school's detailed focus on inclusion and diversity make it a safe environment for all walks of life. Especially in the residence halls, diversity is a main focus and students can be sure they will be welcomed.
Located in the metropolitan area of Teaneck,NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University is a home of diversity and great academics. The size of this campus is just right and the distance between the buildings to get to class are reasonable as well. I spend most of my time at school in Dickinson Hall where the Silberman College of Business is located for business majors like myself. When I tell people that I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, I always receive positive feedback that my school has a very good reputation. There is not as much school pride from students around campus as I expected it to be but there are creating more school activities and clubs for students to get more involved. The administration is pretty helpful if you are directed to the right people for answers to your questions.
The stereotype often is that the school is full of rich snobs. This is not the case. Often there are wealth families, but most students are down to earth and their socio-economic background is not apparent.
One of my most favorite things about Fairleigh Dickinson University is the academics. The professors are all very friendly and are always open to help the students. Not only do my professors know my name, but they always provide flexible office hours for additional help if needed. As a business major, the students are highly competitive and class participation is always seen throughout the classes. The positive environment that FDU provides motivates students to acquire high grades and stay focused. I feel the school academic requirements are above average because once accepted into this school ,you are thoroughly prepared for getting a job.
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97% of students
attending Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus receive some sort of financial aid.
57% were awarded federal grants.
While 67% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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