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
Housing options (or lack thereof): The Lindens, The Courts, and Northpointe.

If you are a freshman, unless you are in the honors program, you will live in The Lindens. They are 8 buildings, three stories high. Each suit accommodates 6 in three 2-bed rooms and one bathroom with two stalls, two sinks, and a shower. Each suite has a lounge, equipped with two itchy couches and a TV that no one seems to ever use. The lighting is annoying, and there will be many arguments over the thermostat. The facilities are old, and getting something fixed requires a lot of nagging. Typical white-painted brick freshman dorms. These are at the bottom of the ladder. Still better than home!

The University Courts are a step above. These are styled like townhouses, with nice spacious lounge areas. There are 10 of these, 2 floors each, that house upperclassmen and graduate students in mostly doubles, but there are some triple-occupancy rooms that are your cheapest option.

Northpointe is the newest installment, and the most expensive option. Totally worth it, as it's lovely place to be. Feels clean and modern and is &quot;where it's at&quot;! Four co-ed floors (each has spacious lounge) with same-sex doubles (each with private bathroom) and the only residence hall with actual ELEVATORS! It's not out-of-place to see the lounges crowded -- Northpointe is the center of most upperclassmen events. The downside is that it's quite a walk to the dining hall - a walk most aren't willing to make when it's freezing out.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 9 2013
The meal plan only covers the Student Union Building's (SUB) dining hall -- which is close to the residence halls (except for the lovely Northpoint) -- but that is the only convenient thing about them.

The SUB opens at 11am on weekends (too late, IMO) and 7:30 on weekdays. They close at 9:30pm most days, otherwise at 7:30. And get this -- there is usually nothing to eat by 6:30pm!

The food is overall mediocre (don't even go NEAR that thing they're calling &quot;sushi&quot;) and the meal plans are all overpriced. But having one is MANDATORY if you're a resident. Tough. Pack lots of snacks. Personally, I'd invest in protein bars and nuts, because they're also good on the go.

FDU, despite having many international students, is mostly a commuter campus, so there is not much profit in bettering these services (or that's the excuse they're giving nowadays).

Their saving grace just might be Allen who works over at the grill. Great sense of humor, and never messes up my eggs. The dining hall staff is pretty friendly, actually.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 9 2013
This school is low key and very much under the radar. I drove pass the Teaneck campus for twenty years and hardly noticed it. Not till I enrolled last year did I realize that like most other Universities, it had much to offer. I just visited the Wroxton campus for a dose of British culture. I did not travel with the school. I went on a vacation and had to ask for permission to enter the building. It was granted, and I was happy to take a brief tour, and have my picture taken with the armour I had only seen in pictures. Wroxton is close to the nice little town of Banbury. This is where I visited the 500 yr old St.Mary's Cathedral and read a plaque dedicated to the author of "Gulliver's Travels" out in the church yard. Apparently, Mr. Swift wrote this time enduring story where I was standing. I read that book as a child and never forgot it. Oxford was 20 miles away; London was 90 mins away. For both the US and UK campuses, fun and entertainment is never too far away, and locals are nice and friendly enough. Must have cash for a very good time; both areas are expensive for students on a budget. A student discount with student ID should be inplace in the local communities. Students might be inclined to spend more than we already do if we can see some savings when our ID is presented! How about it FDU? Can you do that for us?
  • College Senior
  • Aug 12 2013