Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus


Enrollment: 3,672.

Student Body: 57% female, 43% male, 14% out-of-state, 7% international (64 countries represented). Asian 6%, African American 14%, Caucasian 34%, Hispanic 26%.

Retention and Graduation: 21% freshmen graduate within 4 years.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate, post-masters certificate, terminal associate.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business administration and management; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN); psychology.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, English as a Second Language (ESL), external degree program, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college. Combined degree programs: BA/MD, BA/MA, BA/DDS, BA/MPA, BA/BS-MAT, BA/MBA, BS/DMD,BS/DC, BSEE/MSEE, BSEE/MSCE. 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, LIFE House— Substance Free Living Global Scholars Hall Honor s House Academic Year Round Housing. 41% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: 90% 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: Town.

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

Organizations: 72 registered organizations, 10 honor societies, 4 religious organizations. 5 fraternities, 7 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track/field (indoor). Women: Basketball, bowling, cross-country, fencing, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track/field (indoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Weiner Library, Fitness Center, Jeepers (Wireless Cafe), Knight Club, Hackensack River. Environmental Initiatives: RecycleMania, recycling bins, new construction LEED certification, HVAC upgrades will be energy efficient.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.05. 17% in top 10% of high school class, 39% in top 25% of high school class, 81% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 450-560. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 440-530. SAT Writing middle 50% range 430-530. 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: 5,947 applied, 58% admitted, 23% 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. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

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