Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham


Enrollment: 2,419.

Student Body: 53% female, 47% male, 15% out-of-state, 1% international (12 countries represented). Asian 3%, African American 8%, Caucasian 68%, Hispanic 8%.

Retention and Graduation: 75% freshmen return for sophomore year. 35% freshmen graduate within 4 years.


Degrees: Bachelors, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate, post-master’s certificate.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business administration and management; communication studies/speech communication and rhetoric; psychology.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, external degree program, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, teacher certification program, weekend college. Combined degree programs: BA/MD, BA/MA, BA/DDS, BA or BS/MAT, BA or BS/MBA, BA/MPA. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: Experiential learning.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students 34% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 44 registered organizations, 9 honor societies, 3 religious organizations. 6 fraternities, 4 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis. Women: Basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Recreation Center, Bottle Hill Pub, Florham Perks, L’Orangerie of Library, Mansion gardens. Environmental Initiatives: RecycleMania, recycling bins, new construction LEED certification, HVAC upgrades will be energy efficient.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.17. 16% in top 10% of high school class, 43% in top 25% of high school class, 75% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 470-570. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 460-550. SAT Writing middle 50% range 450-560. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213. Minimum web-based TOEFL 79.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Standardized test scores. Other factors considered include: Class rank, recommendation(s), extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, (2 science labs), 2 foreign language, 2 social studies, 2 history, 3 academic electives. Academic units recommended: 3 mathematics, 3 science, (3 science labs), 2 foreign language, 2 social studies, 2 history, 3 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 4,220 applied, 70% admitted, 22% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $40. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 11/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

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