Fairleigh Dickinson University College At Florham

Fairleigh Dickinson University College At Florham

Fairleigh Dickinson University, also known as FDU, is a two-year, private university with two main campuses in Madison/Florham Park and Teaneck/Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. It is the largest private university in New Jersey. FDU was originally established in 1942 as Fairleigh Dickinson College. The university offers graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral degrees in several areas of study.

FDU's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The Metropolitan Campus competes in the NCAA Division I, and the Florham campus competes in Division III. The athletes participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Knights.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham
285 Madison Ave
Madison , NJ 07940
General Phone: (973) 443-8500

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Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management288business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, small business operations, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, ...
Therapy and Counseling133psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology
Liberal Arts123Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching78teacher ed
Media59communication studies, communication and journalism
Science38biology, chemistry
Hospitality34hospitality management
Photography and Commercial Art23cinematography
Art Studies21visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology2health diagnostic professions, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work1social service professions

Number of programs and degrees for Fairleigh Dickinson Florham in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49426
Master's degree31018
Associate's degree11
Postbaccalaureate certificate61
Post-master's certificate71

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fairleigh Dickinson Florham had a total enrollment of 3,463 students (3,035 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 26%
20-21 28%
22-24 21%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey78%
New York11%

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 25 %

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Room and Board (2007)

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham offers campus housing for 1,556 of its 3,035 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Madison, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 11 meals per week.

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460550
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing460560

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,633
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,633
Room and board $ 12,126
Room charge $ 6,534
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,014
Books and supplies $ 908
Other expenses $ 2,900

Financial Aid:
Fairleigh Dickinson Florham participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 260701)

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Faculty

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2019
Non-tenured and not on tenure track713

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$99,2940*
Associate professorcalendar year3$100,6972*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$99,8203$72,914

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$90,5505$80,238
Associate professoracademic year20$78,4989$75,430
Assistant professoracademic year18$60,11519$58,191
Lectureracademic year7$58,17812$40,162
All faculty totalacademic year65$74,92745$59,281

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Basketball Freedom Conference
Baseball Freedom Conference
Track Freedom Conference

Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Highlights

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What Sets Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in art studies
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Top 16%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Male % of student body
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 17%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 18%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham % of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 18%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
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Top 19%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham % of degrees in media
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Top 19%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham % of degrees in hospitality
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Top 19%Fairleigh Dickinson Florham Salaries of full-time faculty

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