Fairleigh Dickinson university was founded in 1942 to provide an education that is "of and for the world."

FDU prepares students to succeed by integrating global education in all phases of university life. Fairleigh Dickinson is a fully accredited private university with campuses in the metropolitan New York City area; Vancouver, Canada; and Wroxton, England.

Over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered to our 12,000+ students. International scholarships, paid internships and intensive English programmes are available. FDU hosts one of the largest international student bodies in the US with over 1,700 students from 87 countries.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Teaneck and Madison, New Jersey
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 40%
  • Average ACT range: 23
  • Average SAT range: 1050
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; Engineering; English; Film/Cinema Studies; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Nursing; Philosophy; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/international/important-documents/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $51,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Women's Bowling; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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