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Get the facts about Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

FDU landed the #1,106 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 33 colleges in New Jersey, FDU is ranked at #24.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FDU?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 88%, some consider FDU to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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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800
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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 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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Good Overall Diversity at FDU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,353 undergraduates at FDU with 2,113 being full-time and 4,240 being part-time.

FDU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for FDU is 81.16 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of FDU is $13,339. 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 +
$9,023 $11,108 $15,410 $22,171 $21,307

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FDU, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,244 a year. That adds up to $28,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FDU is 7.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from FDU make around $48,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for FDU students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated 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 56 majors graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Of these students, 804 received undergraduate degrees and 799 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 349 $32,200
General Psychology 55 $28,600
Business Administration & Management 51 $38,800
Nursing 44 $76,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 39 $31,300
General Biology 24 $28,000
Electrical Engineering 20 NA
Accounting 16 $53,100
Communication & Media Studies 15 $29,700
Biological & Physical Science 14 NA

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Online Learning at FDU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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