Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private university in New Jersey.
Their 12,000 students pursue career-oriented majors with a curriculum built on strong foundation courses and a mission of global education. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs across four distinctive colleges at two campuses.
Two New Jersey campuses, one great university
Fairleigh Dickinson University comprises two campuses. Its Florham Campus, located in Madison, New Jersey, is an idyllic college setting, complete with classic architecture, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and Greek life. The Metropolitan Campus sits on the Hackensack River and boasts innovative new facilities and academic programs only 10 miles from New York City.
Academics at FDU consist of a challenging core curriculum supported by dedicated faculty. Small class sizes encourage student-faculty collaboration and ensure that students receive personal attention. Outside the classroom, students can participate in student-run organizations and professional internships to experience the full spectrum of college life. The University prepares students to be successful in today’s evolving work environment by arming them with sought-after skills like critical thinking, adaptability, and creative problem solving.
Students fuel their competitive streaks and cheer on their favorite sports at FDU. The University has a combined total of 38 men and women’s teams at both the Division I (Metropolitan Campus) and Division III (Florham Campus) levels. Fans can root for FDU at various events throughout the year, and athletes reap countless benefits by joining an athletic program. FDU athletes enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and perform in front of the biggest audiences of their athletic careers.
Internships and career support
Work experience is essential for today’s graduates. Internships allow students to discover jobs and career paths that suit their strengths and interests. FDU has career support services to help students develop skills like résumé writing and job search strategy. Just a short train ride from New York City, the University is ideally placed for students to take advantage of specialized resources and networking opportunities. With meaningful college internship experiences, our graduates have a higher level of focus and preparation to pursue their dream careers. FDU students have interned at such prominent companies as the New York Jets, Wells Fargo, Viacom, Pfizer, MTV, and Michael Kors.
Silberman College of Business
Ranked as one of the best business schools in the nation by The Princeton Review, the Silberman College of Business prepares students to succeed in today’s fast-paced, increasingly global workforce. The school has received the highest seal of approval there is—accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). With majors like accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship, FDU faculty provide personalized instruction through lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and field work. Classes are taught by experienced professors who have worked at top companies around the world.
Silberman College of Business students also have the invaluable opportunity to study abroad at either the Wroxton, England, location or the campus in Vancouver, Canada. Students earn college credit while learning how business is conducted in other countries and expanding their cultural outlook. FDU students have interned at and been hired by leading companies such as Barclays Capital, ESPN, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, the New York Giants, and Pfizer.
Graduate study and 4+1 combined degree program
With 100+ graduate programs ranging from business to engineering and pharmacy, FDU takes education to the next level. The University has program offerings at both New Jersey campuses and online to help students create a work-life balance that is right for them.
FDU’s 4+1 Combined Degree Advantage Program enables high-achieving students to earn their undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. This accelerated program saves time and money by providing continued scholarship support for a year of graduate study after students earn their bachelor’s degree. Students may choose from a variety of business combined degree programs, like a B.S. in Business Administration/M.B.A or M.S. in Accounting or Taxation or a B.S. in Marketing/M.B.A. or M.S. in Accounting.
FDU makes college affordability a priority for students and their families. The average financial aid package is $32,000, and 95% of freshmen receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and/or student loans. FDU invested $75 million in University-funded scholarships and financial aid in the last year alone. In fact, FDU financial aid packages often make the University a more affordable option than New Jersey’s public universities.
At FDU, students have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad and discover other cultures, open their minds to new ideas, and gain international perspective. Along with our campuses in England and Canada, FDU students have recently spent semesters in Amsterdam, Prague, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Italy, Australia, South Africa, and more. FDU also offers trips over summer and January breaks for those who’d prefer a shorter abroad experience. Students can spend a semester studying business in the U.K. or Vancouver, see the Taj Mahal in India over winter break, or take advantage of our partnership with the Università di Bergamo in northern Italy. Whatever type of study abroad experience students choose at FDU, it is sure to be an unforgettable one, both for their personal and professional growth.
• Four locations: Florham Campus in Madison, New Jersey; Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey; Wroxton Campus in Wroxton, England; and FDU-Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada
• Founded in 1942
• New Jersey’s largest private university, with 8,500+ undergraduates and 3,500+ graduate students
• Student-faculty ratio of 12:1
• Average class size of 18 students
• 100+ academic programs
• More than 100 active student clubs and organizations
• Division I (Metropolitan Campus) and Division III (Florham Campus) athletics
• 19 men’s and women’s sports teams
• 360 full-time faculty
• 35 states and 80+ countries represented on campus