Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck , United States
  • 77
    Acceptance Rate
  • 35
    Available Programs
  • 12247
  • 30000
    Average Cost
  • 92
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Fairleigh Dickinson University was founded in 1942 as a junior college by Dr. Peter Sammartino and wife Sally, and was named after an early benefactor Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson, co-founder of Becton Dickinson. 

Fairleigh Dickinson University has four campuses: two in New Jersey (Madison/Florham Park and Teaneck/Hackensack), one in Vancouver, British Columbia, and one in South East England, as well as an online platform. The online platform allows students all over the world to obtain a Fairleigh Dickinson University education. Online students may choose from a selection of 24 online degrees and certificate programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Both primary Fairleigh Dickinson campuses offer a variety of forms of housing for students. The Metropolitan Campus offers a much more urban setting with only a short distance between it and New York City, and about half of the students that attend this campus are commuters. The Florham Campus is primarily a residential campus. A large percentage of fraternities and sororities are differentiated by gender, but some are honors societies that are distinguished by an area of study, and others may be identified by their own cultural history. The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and Inter-Greek Council (IGC) are the Greek governing bodies responsible for setting standards for Greek organizations.

Entry requirements

Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university in the United States, Canada or other English Speaking country for more than two years and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam. All the other international students must have one of the following English proficiency exam scores:

TOEFL Internet-based: 70 or higher;

IELTS Overall band score of 6.0 or higher;

PEARSONS PTE Academic English Exam: 53 or higher;

SAT (for first year undergraduate freshman students only)

420 or higher on the Critical Reading (old testing system)
480 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing;

CAE Cambridge Advanced English with score = C;

FCE Cambridge English First with score = B;

Step Eiken Grade 1;

MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery = 77;

CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment = 65;

CanTEST Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees = 4.0;

GTEC General Test of English Communication = 1150;

ACT English = 22.

Scholarship & funding

International students are not eligible for federal, state or University need-based financial aid. However, international students are eligible for athletic funding, as provided by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines, as well as academic scholarships.


Student life

Metro campus tour