Academics

Location
Madison, NJ
Undergrads
2,213
Tuition
$36,352
Admission Difficulty
Average
Branch Campus Of
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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3 College Freshman

Academics: The advisors are pretty good, but if you're last in the lottery for classes it sucks. Workload varies, but no matter what the tests are hard, and midterms and finals require pulling out all the stops.

4 College Junior

Academics: the professors are very good and the expect the best from everyone

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It is hard being an accountant major because of all the math courses i need to take. I have to dedicate time to my studies. For my major its not dificult to find an internship,there are alot of opportunities available.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There aren't many people in my major, so it can get a bit lonely. The facilities offered are probably the best thing about it--the computer labs are fully equipped with the programs I need to do my work.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The freshman registration process for the next semester was terrible and apparently only in place because of tradition. We all had to wait in line for hours (sometimes skipping class) while upperclassmen got to do their registration online. Luckily, next year I will be one of those lucky upperclassmen. Professors were diverse and easy to talk to, and the curriculum was pretty basic.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 771st
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 776th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 922nd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 925th
    Most Available Classes
  • 1223rd
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matthew Belford
Hometown
Monterey, Ca
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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Fairleigh Dickinson College at Florham prides itself in being a “leader in global education." The University is able to maintain this mantra by promoting its international campuses in Vancouver and England. Florham also offers a specialized five-year master's program for students to receive their teaching degree. Many of the courses offered at Fairleigh are designed to introduce students to new cultures and broaden their horizons. Florham even requires students to finish four courses listed as core curriculum, with a focus solely on other cultures. Many of the professors try to help their students as much as they can, staying after classes and meeting outside of their office hours. Students are able to develop relationships with some of their professors, especially those in their designated major or majors. 

There are two colleges at Fairleigh Dickinson, and the business college, Silberman, does everything to help with classes and scheduling. They have the students entire four years already set for them. For the liberal arts college, Becton, things are not as easy. The incoming freshman class receives some help at orientation, but the classes they choose and the course load are completely up to their own discretion, without much help. Students are able to meet with their advisers; however, many times, the advisers simply tell the students which classes they will need over the course of their study.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
131
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
263
Total FT Faculty
131
Faculty with Terminal Degree
74%
Average Faculty Salary
$72,506
Full-Time Retention Rate
76%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Transfer-Out Rate
33%
Graduation Rate
58%
Programs/Majors Offered
38
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 44%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 55%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Becton College
  • Petrocelli College
  • Silberman College
  • University College
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Teacher Education for Multiple Levels: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
FDU offers a variety of online education options, including a certificate program in the following areas: business, technology and communication; global leadership; cybercrime and computer forensics; security, safety and terrorism studies; United States Homeland Security studies; and global healthcare and human services.
Best Places to Study
Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Talk to your professors; make sure they know who you are, and you will do well.
  • Try to be outgoing, and meet as many people as you can. Clubs and organizations are a great place to start.
Did You Know?
FDU is New Jersey's largest private institution with more than 12,000 students.

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