Fairleigh Dickinson - Florham: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 84%. The school has four campuses: two in New Jersey, one in England, and one in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Fairleigh Dickinson campus at Florham is located east of New York City in Madison, New Jersey. Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham offers numerous graduate programs, but has the feel of a quintessential liberal arts college. Business and performing arts majors are popular among undergraduates. Outside of academics, the university has a Greek system, numerous student-run clubs and organizations, and an active drama department. On the athletic front, the Fairleigh Dickinson Devils compete in the NCAA Division III MAC Freedom Conference (the Metropolitan campus fields Division I teams).

Considering applying to Fairleigh Dickinson University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Fairleigh Dickinson University had an acceptance rate of 84%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 84 students were admitted, making Fairleigh Dickinson's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,838
Percent Admitted 84%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Fairleigh Dickinson has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants with GPAs of 3.3 (or 88) and above are not required to submit standardized test scores. Note that applicants to the nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and education (QUEST program) are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 72% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 610
Math 510 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Fairleigh Dickinson's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Fairleigh Dickinson scored between 520 and 610, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 510 and 600, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 600. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1210 or higher is competitive for Fairleigh Dickinson.

Requirements

Fairleigh Dickinson does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Fairleigh Dickinson participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Fairleigh Dickinson has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants with GPAs of 3.3 (or 88) and above are not required to submit standardized test scores. Note that applicants to the nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and education (QUEST program) are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 17% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Fairleigh Dickinson's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Fairleigh Dickinson received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Fairleigh Dickinson does not require the optional writing portion of the ACT. Note that Fairleigh Dickinson superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Fairleigh Dickinson University's incoming freshmen class is 3.39, and over 46% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Fairleigh Dickinson have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Test scores are optional for students with a minimum GPA above 3.3 (or 88). Note that some programs at Fairleigh Dickinson require applicants to submit standardized test scores. Fairleigh Dickinson also considers academic achievement in rigorous coursework in the admission process. Potential applicants should have a minimum of four units of English; three units of college prep math; three units of science (including 2 with a lab component); two units of history; one unit of foreign language; and four units of electives (at least 3 should be academic in nature).

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