Fairleigh Dickinson University

878 reviews
  1. Teaneck, NJ
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Fairleigh Dickinson University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1000 River Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$17,540/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,686/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,613/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,842/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,408/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,796/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,693Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Unique
    51%
  • Different
    29%
  • Stuck up scumbag
    14%
  • Hard working
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
42%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Excellent school with many cultures around it.
    13%
  • Great
    13%
  • A little bit of everything
    10%
  • Metro
    10%
  • High School vibes
    5%
  • Too small.
    5%

After Fairleigh Dickinson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

878 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    287
  • Average
    360
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    41
The Lindens are the average college housing experiences. Sometimes you can have rowdy suitemates who like to throw parties while you and your roommate lock yourselves into your room. This can lead to lack of sleep and very full bladders. RAs, in my experience, don't really do much. They'll come in and say, "Hey, keep it down," without any real threat behind it. Also they don't really care if you have alcohol even though it's a dry campus. Thermostat fights with your suitemates are also common. The Lindens are convenient because they're right next to the Student Union Building, where the main dining hall is. They're also relatively close to the classrooms on the Teaneck side of campus. The classes on the Hackensack side are a bit of a walk. Occasionally, sororities/fraternities hold rallies or something in the middle of the night? But I'm usually up at 2 am anyway because I'm a masochist so it's not really a big deal for me. Northpointe is very nice. What first comes to mind is the relief of walking in to the beautifully temperature controlled buildings after the long walk back from lunch at the SUB in August. While rooms are more spacious than the Lindens and you don't have to worry about suitemates, it's a far walk to the SUB. It's pretty close to Jeepers but you have to pay/use flex money there.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
Career fairs are pretty big on campus. Additionally, the career center is very sufficient as well. I personally believe that the value of a degree from this school is amazing; however the unfortunate portion is that it may not be as valuable to a firm that claims they will need someone with such degree and qualities that do actually fit their quota. Although that is the harsh reality with almost every college and the degrees they provide, the degrees from this school definitely serve their purpose somewhere.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
The school ,academically, is great despite certain professors who I personally feel grade unfairly. The social life on campus has room for improvement since there's not much to do on this small campus. Be prepare to see squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and cats roaming around on campus. The cafeteria food is not that desirable but will get you past the day. Jeepers , which is another place where you can eat besides the cafeteria, is similar to a pizzeria. This is the best food you will receive on campus, other than that prepare to order food on a regular basis!! During the weekends, the campus is almost completely vacant.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago