Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is the largest private, co-educational university in New Jersey. Founded in 1942, it has two campuses in northern New Jersey – the College at Florham in Madison and the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck. It is also one of the first American universities to own a campus in England – its Worxton College which opened in 1965 – offering graduate and undergraduate courses to Americans living in the U.K. In 2007, a new location was opened in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.
The far-reaching efforts of FDU to educate students not only in the U.S. but in other countries are reflected in its mission statement affirming its objective to provide excellent global education that will prepare its students to become world citizens equipped to face diverse environments with rapidly improving technology.
To fulfill its vision, FDU extends more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs which include a doctoral program in clinical psychology and another in school psychology as well as an internationally accredited Business School.
FDU’s enrollment is currently at 12,112 made up of 8,585 undergraduate students and 3,527 graduate students. The university has a total of 262 full-time faculty members, 85% of whom hold either a doctorate or the highest degree in their respective field. The student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1 with the average class size no larger than 18 assures every student of a more focused and directed method of instruction in the classroom.
Cost of admission to FDU is US$28,194 for full-time undergraduate students plus an application fee of US$40. For continuing education undrgraduate students, the cost is US$837 per credit. These fees do not include charges for room and board.
Various modes of on-campus housing is available to students and the rates differ according to the choice of housing facility.