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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, but not necessarily because of public safety. I feel like the people on campus in general are trustworthy and I have never felt like my own safety was at risk, even walking back from class alone at night. Public safety is slow when responding to noise complaints or other "non urgent" issues, but if they believe there is really a threat, they are quick to arrive. If you call them (their office is open 24/7), they will come pick you up from the parking lot, your class, or even the train station down the road and bring you to your dorm if you feel unsafe walking for any reason.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are very small class sizes, meaning usually no more than thirty to a class. There are definitely more courses offered in the fall than in the spring. Professors are, to my experience, very helpful for those who need help, but there are quite a few professors who aren't the best teachers. The coursework so far for my business core curriculum has been very manageable, especially for someone who is a club officer and a sorority member. Overall FDU's academic program is very good

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. There are so many opportunities I feel like I would miss out on if I was a commuter. The proximity of the dorms to the class buildings is great - nothing is more than a 10-15 minute walk. The housing selection process is a pain though. You select your housing based on a system of priority points, which are earned through academic performance and attendance at campus events. Basically if you don't have a high number of priority points, you won't get the housing you hoped for. They are slowly but surely making upgrades to all of the amenities. The washers and dryers throughout campus were recently replaced, and they are working on switching many of the dorms from old, dirty carpets to tile. The communal bathrooms in the freshmen dorms need serious renovations. Even though they are "cleaned" every day, they still feel gross, but all of the upperclassmen dorms have private bathrooms which makes it worth it. Overall, the convenience of living on campus is nice, however some of the dorms could benefit from a much needed renovation.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Compared to other campuses, our Greek Life is fairly relaxed. We don't have off campus Greek housing, and all Greek members live in the regular dorm buildings. Those in Greek life are some of the most involved on campus, and many RAs, Orientation Leaders, and Campus Programming members are active members of a fraternity or sorority.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, Fairleigh Dickinson is a good University. Although some professors aren't necessarily great teachers, every one I've had so far truly knows what they are talking about and are experts in their respective fields. The campus is beautiful, and the dorms are nicer than what I've seen at some other schools. There is always something going on, and there are so many clubs and activities to be involved in. I feel safe on the campus, and the Madison/Florham Park areas surrounding the campus are amazing as well. The food in the cafeteria does, however, get old. Most times, food will sit out all day and be cold by dinner time. They also start taking away food up to an hour before the dining hall closes, so if you have a late class, you might not have much to choose from when you get out. All in all, FDU is a good school. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, and I would not change my decision to attend this school.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: public safety couldn't care less if you're walking around campus with a blunt or a handle its awesome...but they love giving out parking tickets

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am transferring along with about 5 of my friends immediately.... I need somewhat of a party school and I am in the wrongggg placeeee

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: on my floor we constantly had maintenance issues between the bathrooms being gross, and our washer and dryers never working

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: only gets good spring semester

4 College Freshman

Athletics: i played a sport here and got so much attention from people i didn't know as a freshmen! its awesome that people go to games all the time

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NEVER anything going on as far as parties. sports teams are okay, at least people go to everyones games to watch them lose. GORGEOUS campus but also very haunted...

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never fail to feel safe while on campus, even at night.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the class and professors at this school. I do not regret choosing it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe a degree from this school holds much value.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not participate in athletics, therefore, I do not know much about them.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is small, meaning small class sizes leading to excellent relations with professors.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty average weight room for athletes and it tends to get crowded quickly. They recently got a new turf field this past year so that looks really nice. The pool is very small and spectators can only watch swimming events from outside the pool facility through glass windows. Football games have pretty high attendance as well. For division three the athletic facilities are very average and don't stand out at all.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not a lot of school spirit with athletics, not much too this school constantly seeing the same people every day. Teachers complain about how much their not getting paid enough and said they would teach harder if they were being paid more. Some teachers do not work well with athletes at all when they have to miss class due to games.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on my campus. I have also never heard of anyone on my campus being sexually assaulted in anyway. Public safety is around 24/7 and people have to go through the gates to get in which are guarded.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think overall the courses I've taken are pretty good. Although I have had some professors who noticeably don't care about the class. I've also tried to get help from a professor and was denied help by the professor.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I did a workshop my first semester at the morris county law enforcement training center and made a lot of contacts there thanks to my advisor. At this workshop I was offered an internship opportunity with my desired career path by the end of the workshop. I greatly value the opportunities I am given here and think if I work hard my future employers will acknowledge my hard work regardless of where I get my degree from.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our greek life is pretty big. Im not sure the percentage of students involved but I've met very few people that aren't involved with greek life. I would love to be involved with greek life but I cannot afford it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports on campus are pretty over looked at our school because its a division three school. The building for the gym is pretty big but the actual gym itself is small and over crowded due to the sports teams.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I went to Fairleigh Dickinson University because my mom went here and couldn't finish school due to family and financial issues. I was expecting more but the lack of stuff to do is helping my GPA so I can't complain.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is really safe. Public safety is always around and you can call them late at night if you do not want to walk alone to your dorm. i have not noticed any campus crime, and I have always felt safe on campus.

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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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