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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus was awarded 22 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, FDU is ranked #934 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FDU held the #971 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

FDU is also ranked #21 out of 32 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FDU?

Acceptance Rate

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus has an acceptance rate of 88%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for FDU.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to FDU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 502 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus  ( 500 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus  ( 502 to 600 )
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FDU received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus  ( 20 to 25 )
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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At FDU this rate is 35%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100
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100

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Good Overall Diversity at FDU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,467 undergraduates at FDU with 2,374 being full-time and 3,093 being part-time.

FDU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for FDU is 73.97 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.97 out of 100
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How Much Does Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of FDU is $16,136. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FDU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,069 $13,417 $17,593 $23,251 $25,188

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FDU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FDU, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,357 a year. That adds up to $29,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FDU is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do FDU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from FDU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,100 in their early years. This is good news for future FDU graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is a private not-for-profit institution located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Teaneck is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus

Contact details for FDU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-692-2000
Website: www.fdu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairleighdickinsonuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FDUWhatsNew

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Of these students, 897 received undergraduate degrees and 996 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 411 $32,200
General Psychology 59 $28,600
Nursing 55 $76,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 48 $31,300
Business Administration & Management 46 $38,800
General Biology 20 $28,000
Accounting 17 $53,100
Communication & Media Studies 17 $29,700
Biological & Physical Science 15 NA
General English Literature 13 $26,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FDU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,490 students took at least one online class at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. This is a decrease from the 1,572 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,490 542
2016-2017 1,572 563
2015-2016 1,627 602
2014-2015 1,691 624
2013-2014 1,648 623

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