Fairleigh Dickinson University

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world rank  982

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University Overview

Established in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Teaneck (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New Jersey. This institution also has a branch campus in Madison. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 78 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FDU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym FDU
Founded 1942
Motto Fortiter et Suaviter
Strength and Gentleness
Colours Burgundy and blue

University Location

Address 1000 River Road
Teaneck
07666 New Jersey
United States
Tel +1 (201) 692 2000
Fax +1 (201) 692 2560
Other locations Madison

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1000 River Road
Teaneck 07666
(201) 692 7308
800 338 8803

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Fairleigh Dickinson University's Library
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 158,058 physical volumes, 3,506 physical media, 444 digital/electronic medium and 199 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Fairleigh Dickinson University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 991 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1948


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • New Jersey State Board of Nursing
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APS)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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