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 $25,000 annually. In fact, more than 94 percent of all FDU undergraduates receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.

  • We want to make it easy for you to come to our campuses.  Daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours are offered weekdays throughout the year and select Saturdays during the school year.  This is a perfect opportunity for us to get to know you — and for you to personally experience FDU.  During the school year, we also offer special events like Open Houses and Discover Your Major Days.

    To register for any of these events visit our Admissions Visit Page for the latest programs.

  • Our students can’t be easily categorized. They bring diverse experiences and outlooks to our campuses, hailing from over 35 states and more than 60 countries around the world. Their wide-ranging interests create a learning environment that encourages dialogue and open-mindedness.

  • More than 95 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 11 men’s NCAA Division III teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field and 12 women’s NCAA Division III teams in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

    The Metropolitan Campus fields nine men’s NCAA Division I teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, tennis and volleyball and 12 women’s NCAA Division I teams in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, golf, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

    Both campuses also host a variety of intramural and club sports. Both campuses have new recreation facilities that are perfect for keeping fit.

  • There are 2,230 undergraduate and 758 graduate students at our Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, and 2,515 undergraduate and 1,927 graduate students at our Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ. We have a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 17 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. 

    FDU students can be found studying throughout the world at many of our partnership institutions.  Click here for our Study Abroad opportunities.

  • Over 70 percent of students live in our residence halls at the Florham Campus and about 40 percent of students 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 6 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.

  • Yes. Advanced placement credit will be given to students who have taken college-level courses in secondary school and have achieved the appropriate test score on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Students can submit their test scores to the Office of Admissions with their final transcript once they graduate from high school.  

  • Yes.  FDU has several Honors opportunities, including the Honors Program, Honors Academy and Global Scholars.  Click here to learn more.

Still Have QuestionsContact the Admissions Office to have your specific questions answered.  You can call us at 800-FDU-8803 or email