About Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
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Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private not-for-profit University started in 1942. The University is located at Teaneck, New Jersey. The institute was approved university status in 1956. FDU is the largest private University in New Jersey. Preparation of world citizens through global education is the motive of the FDU. Multi-disciplinary, intercultural, ethical progress necessary to lead and actively participate in today’s fast-evolving world is provided by the University’s academic and non-academic ventures.
The student population at FDU is 8,133. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.
The total acceptance rate of FDU is 77% and the retention rate is 75%.
The total graduation rate at FDU is 38%.
FDU provides 11 online programs across 6 disciplines. This includes Nursing, Arts, Engineering, Business Management, Science and Education courses.
The university employs the web campus online classroom service to provide online classes. Students can log in to this service using FDU webmail credentials provided upon admission.
Courses, student services, and FDU community management options are listed on web camps.
The application is free for all prospective online students.
Some of the student reviews about FDU are
- FDU is a beautiful, serene college with lots of engaging activities and student organizations.
Professors do a wonderful job of explaining the syllabus and making sure everyone understands the material.
FDU provides a peaceful experience. The campus is small hence the same friendly faces are met every day.
Forbes has ranked 528 in Top Colleges list and No.338 in Private Colleges list.
They are also ranked 213 in Research Universities.
According to US News, FDU ranks No.62 in North Regional Universities and No.36 in Best Colleges for Veterans.
They have bagged the 33rd position in Best Value Schools.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$80,741 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
FDU provides various scholarships, grants and other financial supports like a work-study program for students. These financial aids can be availed after filling in the FAFSA form. Fairleigh Dickinson University federal school code 002697.
Federal Aids provided at FDU are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, and Federal Work-Study. Federal Loans provided are Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans and Federal Nursing Loan Program.
Military Aids are also provided. These are Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and Tuition Assistance Program.
Institutional Aids provided are Merit Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, and Transfer aids. Institutional Grants include Need Grant, Priority Applicant Grant, Children of Alumni Grant, FDU Family Grant, Alumni-Faculty-Trustee Endorsement Grant.