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Reviews 520 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't really party off campus

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I don't know much about internships since I'm a freshman but my friends have had wonderful internships

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had some scheduling issues but other than that the transition has been great

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: A lot of people go home on the weekends but the athletes stay and hang out

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Typical food places fairly close to campus but there are a lot of different options and variety

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It is a really big hassle when it comes to this. Unless you are rich and you can just outright afford the school or you have a full scholarship, you will probably have a hard time with this process. My tip is if you can't afford the school and you still want to go, just keep calling up the financial aid office. Get to know your adviser and keep check in to see if there is anything you can do to help yourself. Also, keep on top of your financial information. It can be the difference between attending the school or barely missing it because of one paper that they don't have.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is big on campus. We do not have special houses for the organizations, but we do have events. A lot of non greeks do not like Greek life, but it's mostly because of rumors or tales from friends that became apart of greek life.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: In terms of just general safeness, the campus is a safe haven. When it comes to sexual assault, I rarely hear about things happening. I am a male so I do not feel afraid of walking around campus. Everyone pretty much knows of each other because the campus is so small so you can't really get away with doing something drastic and not having everyone find out. I think that is a big part of why a lot of things do not happen here.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school is not really strict. They put on a front about being strict, but you should be fine as long as you do are not stupid. As for academic, you have free tutoring if you need help.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The city that the college is in is very expensive. They have stores to shop that vary, but there aren't a lot of them. If you have money, then this town is for you. Otherwise, save up for restaurant for dates and the movie theater if you can't save up.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is pretty much accepted no matter who they are. You will find people to hang out with you and love you no matter how weird or different you are.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some are preppy and some are weird but we get along fine.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of restaurants near the school because of the mall that is close by.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to communicate with my financial aid counselor and establish a good financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: People enjoy seeing our teams beat other schools but they sometimes lose interest if we are losing.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: With the mall only 20min away and the train station next to the school you can go anywhere. Also NYC is just minutes away from the school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: There was not a lot of scholarships to choose from. I was denied financial aid, because my mother "makes too much." Also, I graduated from FDU as a Cum Laude, and I still wasn't receiving enough scholarships to cover even a dent of my costs.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There is a small gym available for all of the students, but not a lot of students utilize it. Most of the athletes use the recreation facilities, while the rest of the students go to an outside gym, like Planet Fitness or LA Fitness.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The campus dining is not up to par. They have limited varieties of food, and it is very expensive to eat there. They have set hours, which is inconvenient if you would like to have something to eat "after hours."

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: At FDU, there is a great acceptance of people, no matter what their social, religious, ethical, economic, or sexual background is.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus, there is mostly just chain restaurants and fast food. The cost of the food is average, and most of the restaurants do offer student discounts.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It is okay. If you live with one other roommate, you never get to have time for yourself. It is a small room, and you are basically "on top of each other." There is no room for being alone.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There is a lot of places to go on the campus. The campus itself is beautiful, and there is so much scenery to take in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The campus was an old residency of the Vanderbuilt's. It is not typical "school buildings." It is all old parts of the home, giving it a warm feel.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off-campus, so I don't really know about what it is like. Some of my classmates did have an apartment off campus. They said that it was very pricey, but it was worth it.


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Matthew Belford
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The experience at the College at Florham will be different for every person. Most students choose to join Greek life or a sports team, which combined take up a majority of students' lives. Many students who do not choose either of these routes become heavily involved with clubs and organizations. Many students enjoy their time at Fairleigh Dickinson because they are able to gain friendships that will last a lifetime; however, there is a large number of students who, if given the choice, would not choose to attend the College at Florham again. Aside from these students, other students are amazed by the beautiful campus grounds, and the tour guides and staff do everything they can to get more students to attend.

Once you become a student at Fairleigh Dickinson, you see how the staff hides that everyone goes home on the weekends, and that there are not many campus events for students to attend. The classes at Fairleigh Dickinson are not as difficult as they could be, but with all of the different major offerings, students are able to make their own path once they graduate college. The College at Florham does not do the greatest job of preparing students for the real world; instead, the College leaves it up to students to go out and make their own mistakes and learn from them. The Career Development Center is a great help to students who are looking for careers and jobs after graduating, and the staff will help with everything from resume building to interview preparation.

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