Frequently Asked Questions
Freshman Admission FAQs
Thinking about attending Fairleigh Dickinson University? Here are some quick answers to frequently asked questions we receive from students and their parents.
Of course! Our generous scholarships go up to $24,000 annually. In fact, more than 94 percent of all FDU undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
We want to make it easy for you to come to our campuses. Daily Information Sessions and Student-Led Campus Tours — both in-person and virtual — are offered weekdays throughout the year. Our in-person tours follow strict COVID protocols to ensure your safety. This is a perfect opportunity for us to get to know you — and for you to personally experience FDU. During the year, we also offer special events like Open Houses and Discover Your Major Days.
To register for any of these events or request more information, contact the Admissions Office toll free at 1-800-FDU-8803, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Admissions Events Page for the latest programs.
Our students can’t be easily categorized. They bring diverse experiences and outlooks to our campuses, hailing from 35 states and more than 80 countries around the world. Their wide-ranging interests create a learning environment that encourages dialogue and open-mindedness.
More than 100 clubs and organizations — ranging from national professional, academic and honor societies to athletics, faith-based groups and Greek sororities and fraternities — are available on our New Jersey campuses. There is always something going on and it is easy to get involved, whether it’s a poetry reading, concert, guest lecture, outdoor movie night, holiday dance, or just pizza and hanging out. Check out our monthly events calendar for the latest activities, concerts, plays and sports.
FDU is one of the few schools in the country with both a Division I and Division III sports program.
The Florham Campus fields nine men’s NCAA Division III teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis and 10 women’s NCAA Division III teams in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
The Metropolitan Campus fields eight men’s NCAA Division I teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer and tennis and 11 women’s NCAA Division I teams in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Both campuses also host a variety of intramural and club sports. Because it’s a residential campus, however, the Florham Campus tends to have more students engaged in its intramural and club sports programs. Both campuses have new recreation facilities that are perfect for keeping fit, but only the Florham Campus has a swimming pool.
There are 2,600 undergraduates and 950 graduates at our Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, and 6,100 undergraduates and 2,650 graduates at our Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ. We have a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 20 students.
Because of our focus on global education, FDU actually encourages every student to complete at least one study-abroad experience. We even have two international campuses of our own: Wroxton College in England and our Vancouver Campus in Canada. However, FDU students can be found studying throughout the world.
Over 1,500 students (nearly 9 out of every 10) live in our 13 residence halls at the Florham Campus. About 750 freshmen students (about 6 out of every 10) live on the Metropolitan Campus.
The Big Apple is only a short train or bus ride away from both our campuses. The Metropolitan Campus is just 10 miles from Manhattan; at the Florham Campus, you can walk to nearby Convent Station and be in the City within 45 minutes by train.
New York is an essential part of the FDU experience. Our students regularly go to NYC for class assignments and field trips; they’re selected as interns with top international companies; and when they want to have fun, New York’s cultural, social and historic treasures are there for the taking.
There are many opportunities for students to get a job on campus. You can do anything from being a research assistant for a professor to working as a campus tour guide to being a clerk in the bookstore. Many students qualify for federally funded work/study positions.
There are also many on- and off-campus internship possibilities available for students. Some majors require internships and all departments encourage them. Just stop by the Career Development Center at either campus and find out more about the variety of resources and services available to students.