About Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range870-1070
ACT Range17-22

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.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
15%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
29%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
42%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
4%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
15%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
29%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    39 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    53 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    59 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    59 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    59 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    59 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    59 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus?

27 Students rated Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Shirley - 03/25/2022

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".

Jessica - 01/06/2021

Pretty good.

Kristen - 06/16/2020

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.

Isabella - 06/16/2020

I extremely fell for this school. After a long decision process, I finally realized that this was the school I wanted to commit to for the next few years. The campus housing is great, the food is great, the academics and extracurriculars are definitely something I am looking forward to.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus?

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I love my school, but it is too expensive for me to pay it.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    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.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    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.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    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!

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The tuition is the worst thing about the school.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    My Classmates are all ambitious and unique.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    Small classrooms gives us the chance to develop a relationship with our professors. The amount of tutoring and career advisement available is great.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    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.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    We are very close to New York City

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    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.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    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.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    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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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

5,357

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,776

Total Grad Students

13%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

74

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
29%
% White or Caucasian
34%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

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.

Cost Out of State

$37,986

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,230

Books and Supplies

$12,998

Room and Board

52,214

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,848
$30 - $48K
$14,585
$48 - $75K
$18,029
$75 - $110K
$25,053
$110K & UP
$26,872

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