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Contact Information

Barbara Heissenbuttel, Director of International Admissions Operations
Heather Augar, Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

The Office of International Admissions, 1000 River Road, T-KB1-01, Teaneck, N.J. 07666
global@fdu.edu
Gmail chat ID: global.fdu
Phone: + 1 201 692 2205
Skype: + 1 201 692 2205
Fax: + 1 201 692 2560

School Profile

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)

www.fdu.edu/global

About

Fairleigh Dickinson, a leader in global education, is a fully accredited private university with campuses in the metropolitan New York City area; central New Jersey; Vancouver, Canada; and Wroxton, England.  Founded in 1942, FDU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 12,000 students.  International scholarships, paid internships, research opporunities, and intensive English programs are available.  FDU hosts one of the largest international student bodies in the NYC metropolitan area—more than 1,200 students from 82 countries.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral degrees are awarded. For a complete listing of all academic majors, see www.fdu.edu.

Student Demographics

FDU ranks #13 amongst master's level institutions throughout the United States for international student enrollment. Of the more than 12,000 students enrolled at our two NJ campuses, more than 1200 are international students from 82 different countries. The undergraduate student to faculty ratio is 12:1 and the average class size is 20 students. There are no large lecture halls and FDU does not use teaching assistants for class instruction.

ESL Program and Support Services

On campus Intensive English is offered by the ELS Language Centers. Conditional admission to FDU is available for applicants to all undergraduate and select graduate programs. Additional information about ELS is available on this site.

Student Housing Options

On campus housing is available at both of our NJ campuses. Students can choose from a variety of housing and lifestyle options, including single sex, healthy living, year-round and honors housing.

Admission Requirements for First Year and Transfer Undergraduate Students
  • A completed application for admission (available online at www.fdu.edu/global)
  • A completed scholarship application (available online at www.fdu.edu/global)
  • $40 (USD) application fee
  • Copy of information page in your valid passport
  • Official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary post-secondary, university and/or professional schools
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completed and notarized affidavit of financial support (PDF) (student visa applicants only)
  • Official bank statement in the name of the sponsor indicated on the affidavit of financial support. Statement must be dated within the last six (6) months and must indicate the exact account balance (student visa applicants only). Solvency certificates are not acceptable.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-A results sent directly from the testing agency. A photocopy of the results (if available) may be included with your application.Students who have passed two consecutive years of English language study (not ESL) at a U.S. college or university may be exempted from submitting a test of English.
  • Freshmen and transfer students who are unable to submit proof of English proficiency may apply for conditional admission by submitting a completed ELS (intensive English program) application. For more information regarding the conditional admission process please visit www.fdu.edu/global).
  • SAT exam or ACT exam results sent directly from the testing agency is required for freshman seeking to apply for the Colonel Fairleigh Dickinson scholarship. SAT or ACT exams are not required for admission consideration. However, in order to be considered for the Colonel Fairleigh Dickinson scholarship (see below), freshmen and transfer students with less than one year of university credit must submit an SAT or ACT report directly from the testing agency. Include a photocopy of the results (if available) with your applications.
Admission Requirements for Graduate Students
  • A completed application for admission (available online at www.fdu.edu/global).
  • A completed scholarship application (available online at www.fdu.edu/global).
  • $40 (USD) application fee.
  • Copy of information page in your valid passport.
  • Official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. Students from India: Please note: we do not accept consolidated mark sheets. Individual mark sheets showing all attempts, failures and retakes are required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS results sent directly from the testing agency. Include a photocopy of the results (if available) with your application. Conditional Admission is available to select graduate programs for students who require intensive English study. These select programs include: MBA, MPA, MAS, Multilingual Education, Homeland Security, Hospitality Management and Sports Administration.  Students applying for conditional to these programs may submit a completed ELS application in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS results. For more information regarding the conditional admission process please visit www.fdu.edu/global).
  • GMAT or GRE scores sent directly from the testing agency. Include a photocopy of the results (if available) with your application.  GMAT is required for all MBA and MS in Taxation and Accounting programs. GRE is required for all other programs except the MS in Hospitality Management, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Administrative Science (MAS), MA in Multilingual Education, MFA in Creative Writing, and MS in Homeland Security. The NCLEX is required for the MS in Nursing.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Completed and notarized affidavit of financial support (PDF) (student visa applicants only). Official bank statement in the name of the sponsor indicated on the affidavit of financial support. Statement must be dated within the last six (6) months and must indicate the exact account balance (Student visa applicants only). Solvency certificates are not acceptable.
Cost of Attendance

Annual estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board expenses (Academic Year 2011/2012):

Undergraduate estimated costs:
Tuition and fees: $35,837
On-Campus housing and board: $12,448
Total: $48,285
Graduate estimated costs:
Tuition and fees: $22,033
On-Campus housing and board: $12,448
Total: $34,481

The estimated cost of attending the university is based upon average tuition rates, actual fees/medical insurance charges and the average on-campus cost of living. International students must be prepared to incur additional expenses for books, travel to and from the U.S., vacation/summer break living and recreational expenses and other incidentals.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Fairleigh Dickinson University works closely with you and your family to make our quality private education an affordable investment. Generous merit and need-based scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered for an FDU academic scholarship or grant, you must:

  • Complete the FDU Application for Admission for International Students and American Citizens Abroad (PDF) and submit all required documents
  • Submit the International Scholarship Application form (PDF). The annual International Scholarship merit and need-based award program offers up to U.S. $13,500 to qualified first year undergraduate students, up to U.S. $12,000 for qualified transfer students and up to U.S. $10,000 to qualified graduate students.
  • Submit an SAT or ACT exam result directly from the testing agency in order to be considered for the annual Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship award program is only available to first year bachelor or transfer undergraduate students with less than one year of university credit and ranges from U.S. $11,000 to U.S. $25,000 per year.
  • For more information on tuition, fees, and financial aid visit www.fdu.edu/global.

Student Activities and Campus Life

FDU offers a variety of programs, services, and facilities to meet the needs of the FDU Community and create an environment for individuals to interact and learn from one another. Through service to the campus community in volunteerism, committees and student employment, FDU fosters interactive and developmental experiences in leadership and social responsibility. The academic experience is enhanced through an extensive array of cultural, educational, recreational, social, and leadership programs that help students develop into well-rounded and confident citizens of the world.

FDU offers more than 100 student clubs and organizations including a broad mix of academic and professional honor societies, a wealth of religious and multicultural organizations and numerous social, service and athletic opportunities.

Students interested in university athletics may choose from our Division I "Knights" teams at our Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ) or our Division III "Devils" at the College at Florham (Madison, NJ).  Both campuses also have very active club and intramural sports available, as well as cutting edge workout facilities.

Both campuses in New Jersey offer the full array of services to students including:  health and wellness centers, psychological services, a variety of restaurants and dining options, on-campus banks, book stores, international student services, recreation centers and academic support services.

Locations

The Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ

The College at Florham

Madison, NJ

Application Deadlines

Priority Processing Dates:
Fall Semester (August) July 1
Spring Semester (January) December 1