Fairleigh Dickinson University is a four-year, private institution of higher learning located in Morris County, New Jersey. FDU has four campuses including the two main campuses of the College of Florham and the Metropolitan Campus which are both located in New Jersey. Additionally, FDU has campuses in Vancouver, Canada and at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England.
Founded in 1942 in Rutherford, New Jersey as a two-year institution, the school quickly expanded to include four-year degree options to accommodate the needs of those returning from World War II. In 1958, the university gained ownership of their landmark building, the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate; this became the College of Florham’s campus in Madison, New Jersey. The Florham campus is a mostly residential campus. The Metropolitan Campus is located in Teaneck, New Jersey and is less than 15 miles from New York City. The Metropolitan Campus is mostly a commuter campus.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Both the College at Florham and the Metropolitan Campus are medium-sized institutions. The College at Fordham has over 2,500 undergraduate students and a little more than 900 graduate students. The Metropolitan Campus has around 6,600 undergraduates and almost 2,500 graduate students. At the College at Florham, around three-quarters of students return to the university for their second year and over half of the student body graduates within six years. A little more than 70 percent of students return to the Metropolitan Campus for their second year and 40 percent of students graduate within six years. Almost all of the students at College of Florham are full-time, with around five percent of students meeting the qualifications as a part-time student. More than 30 percent of students at the Metropolitan Campus are considered part-time.
Around 15 percent of the College at Florham students are minorities and these include African American, Hispanic, and Asian ethnicities. The Metropolitan Campus is a little more diverse and is made up of about 55 percent minorities including Hispanic, African American and Asian ethnicities. College at Florham is a primarily residential university and 80 percent of freshmen live on campus in residential dorms. The gender ratio at College of Florham is 55:45 more female than male students. The gender ratio at the Metropolitan Campus also has more women than men at around 60:40.
FDU offers several student support services including an Academic Support Center, Adult Student Programs and also employment services. Students can join some of the many on campus organizations including theater groups, student government, Greek life and many more.
Tuition and fees at Fairleigh Dickinson University is the same for both in- and out-of-state students because it is a private institution of higher education. Tuition and fees as a full-time undergraduate student is $35,412. Tuition and fees at the Metropolitan Campus is $32,852.
With rising tuition costs, many people can become fed up with trying to decide how to finance their education. Fairleigh Dickinson University offers several financial aid plans and resources to try and ensure that each student receives the necessary aid to further their education. In 2012, FDU provided over $55 million to financial aid programs. Additionally, over 80 percent of new students received financial aid. Students can apply for Federal Financial Aid, scholarships, federal work-study programs, grants and private loans. The university also offers scholarships for athletics and maintains a community college partnership.
Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a wide variety of degree levels and program options. College at Florham offers degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level. The Metropolitan Campus offers degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level in addition to post-secondary certificates. Students can choose from a multitude of undergraduate degree options such as biochemistry, accounting, communication studies, fine arts, history, mathematics and many others. Some of the most common areas of study include psychology, business, and communications. Students can earn graduate degrees in subjects such as biology, clinical mental health counseling, computer science, organizational behavior and several others. Associate degree programs require a minimum of 60 credit hours to complete. Students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree must complete an average of 120 credit hours. Master’s programs require students to complete a minimum of 42 credit hours as a full-time student.
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Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,548
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