Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,133
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 991 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,095 applications and 3,146 students were granted admission. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is at the #75 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 13% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 88% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1070
ACT17 to 22

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus's tuition was $36,976 for all students regardless of residency (38% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 57% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,998 (which is 13.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2016-2017, was 352, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,837 (which is 1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has enrolled a total of 8,133 students (3,456 students full-time and 4,677 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,133 students, 364 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 5,357 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,776 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 602 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 37%

Hispanic: 23%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 21% 1,356 416
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 1,293 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 13% 849
Health Professions And Related Programs 9% 562
Engineering 6% 379 0
Psychology 5% 341
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 273 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 178
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 155
Education 2% 146 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,600. Last year, out of the total 1,979 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,821 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,121 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,930 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,600 $48,400
Employment Rate 92% 91%
Total Graduates 1,979 2,121

Campus Location

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