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Reviews 637 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have some many good players and a lot of potential. Unfortunately for teams such as football, the coaches are just terrible.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small and not diverse at all. Beautiful campus and easy course work for my major.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol prevention are enforced on this campus and peer pressure is not really a problem. No one is going to force you to have a drink or do drugs. That does not happen on this campus. I have not seen drugs on campus and alcohol is not visible unless you are at a party or socially drinking with friends. A lot more people consume alcohol on campus than those who do drugs, but seeing either around campus is rare.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: If you want to find a party on campus, you will find one, if not, there is not pressure to go to parties. Students do not have crazy parties and the noise level is usually kept to a minimum. There are wet and dry residence halls and there is underage drinking, but nothing excessive. Students are smart and safe when it comes to alcohol consumption. There are plenty of places to go off campus, for underage students, as well as those over 21. Madison and Morristown both have popular bars and different historical places to visit.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties on campus are not crazy and there is little to no peer pressure to attend. It is easy to stay in your dorm and study or go off campus to avoid parties if you are not into it. There are usually parties on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, but they are usually more casual and low key than off campus parties. If you want a party, you will find something on campus. The party scene is beneficial to students because it gives students a break from studying and allows students to just relax and not worry about homework.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This school has a very diverse array of students and faculty and everyone is accepted regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Students on campus also have a very diverse economic background and the university is very accommodating, especially with financial aid. It is definitely possible to have a job, go to school and graduate from FDU with little to no student loans because of how much aid you can receive.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are the best and are always willing to help students in need of extra help. The professors are understanding and are always willing to give students extra time with assignments and exams if needed. The curriculum itself covers a lot of useful and interesting material and the workload is not terrible for such a prestigious, private university. There is always somewhere on campus to study, whether it be in the library stacks, the monninger center or a classroom. Registration is not as hard as people make it out to be. The people in Enrollment Services are very helpful and kind and are always available to help you register if you are unable to register online.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public safety is always patrolling around campus and is always there to help. Although the response time may be lacking, the officers are thorough, kind and enforce the rules. The campus it self is in a very safe area and i have never felt threatened or unsafe on campus or in the surrounding area. The health services on campus are also very good. There are several trained nurses and counselors that can help with any illness, physically or mentally.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although the course registration process may take a while, the system works well because not everyone can register at once because registration goes by how many credits you have completed. The professors are very helpful and always willing to spend extra time with students. The class size was one of my deciding factors when picking a school and this school is great because of the small class sizes. Classes are always planned out ahead of time and the students really learn crucial things that they need in order to succeed in their major. Since it is a liberal arts school, there are many different classes available for every interest.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Internships are available for any student in any major. If you are not interested in the available internships, the career counselors will do their best to find what you are looking for. There is a career fair on campus and many opportunities to connect with local employers in order to find a job. There is also a job board in the student center with different job opportunities for students, like babysitting locally.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a great opportunity for people who want to be very active on campus. The parties are not crazy and tend to be off campus. If you want a crazy social life, join greek life. There are plenty of things to join and do if you are not in greek life. There really is something for everyone here.

5 College Junior

Athletics: For a D3 school, we have some very talented athletes and successful teams. The stands at each and every home game are always filled and students, faculty, staff and alums are genuinely happy to be there! There are often buses to bring students to championship games that are out of state.The weight room, gym and locker rooms are very nice and open for any students to use, athlete or not. Intramurals are very popular among the students and many people get involved.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am a junior and I absolutely love my school! The professors are very understanding and helpful. The administrators are kind and willing to help. The campus itself is beautiful and the perfect size for someone from a small town. I feel safe on campus and am very glad that I chose this school!

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Fairleigh Dickinson are the absolute best. The workload is difficult but it is not busy, meaningless work. You feel that you are actually learning from the work given, which makes it less of a chore to do.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is fantastic on campus. They are always available to help and are friendly all the time. I feel completely safe on campus. There are designated areas around campus where someone can call for help if they feel unsafe. Public safety will even drive students to their dorm at night if they feel unsafe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are absolutely amazing. Because the school is relatively small, the class sizes are not huge. That means that the professors get to know your name and who you are. You are not a number on a roster but a person with a life and a story and the professors want to hear about it. They understand what students go through and make themselves available. All the professors are heavily invested in the students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For my field of biology, a degree from Fairleigh Dickinson carries a lot of weight behind it. Graduate schools understand that in order to graduate with a degree in biology, the student has gone through a rigorous process and taken difficult courses.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are great. I live in a suite with six other students and I think it is awesome. We are all close friends and the best part is having our own bathroom. The forming situation is much better than what I have heard from my friends at other schools.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with Greek life on my campus. They occasionally throw the parties, but besides that they are huge in the community. There are always signed posted for events held by Greek organizations. It seems that they truly want to help out and are not in it just for partying.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I thought it would be difficult to make the adjustment from high school to college. Fairleigh Dickinson made that transition so easy and I found a perfect niche at my school. The people are friendly and caring, the professors are engaged. The campus is the best part. It is unique because it was a the home of the Vanderbilt family. The educational buildings are what used to be the mansion, the greenhouse, and the garage. The history engrained in the campus is fascinating.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Madison, NJ is such a peaceful, quiet safe town.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Career center is so helpful and sends out weekly emails with jobs and internships that are open based on your major. They really push for you to start networking the minute you get onto campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are so small so professors know you exist and take the time to learn who you are and what you want out of the class and what your major is.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshmen housing is a pain, but all upperclassmen housing is nice and livable

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: To really be "apart" of the campus you have to join

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The Mansion The Mansion Welcome to the Mansion! The old Vanderbilt household has now been converted to serve students and faculty for classes and advising.
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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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