Fairleigh Dickinson, Metropolitan Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus Admissions Overview:

Admissions at FDU Metropolitan Campus are largely open, and the school admits most applicants each year. To apply, students will need to submit an application, send in official scores from the SAT or ACT, and submit a high school transcript. Check out the school's website for more information, and contact the admissions office with any questions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus Description:

Fairleigh Dickinson University has four campuses -- two in New Jersey, one in England and a new facility in Vancouver, British Columbia -- making it the largest private university in New Jersey. The Metropolitan Campus focuses more on professional fields than the College at Florham. Located in Teaneck, New Jersey, the Metropolitan Campus spans the Hackensack River and is located close to New York City. The majority of students commute, but students come from 63 countries and the university has recently expanded its residential opportunities. The FDU Metropolitan campus is divided into three distinct colleges: the Silberman College of Business, the University College, and the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. On the athletic front, the FDU Knights compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. Some of the most popular sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, track, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,133 (5,357 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 44% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,988
  • Books: $1,230 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,998
  • Other Expenses: $2,856
  • Total Cost: $55,072

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,677
    • Loans: $8,146

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, General Studies, Humanities, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Fencing, Cross Country, Bowling

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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