Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham: Narrative Description

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285 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1099
Tel: (973)443-8500; 800-338-8803; Admissions: (201)692-7304; Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1942. Setting: 178-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. System endowment: $11.7 million. System-wide research spending 2001-02: $126,669. System-wide educational spending 2001-02: $6725 per student. Total enrollment: 3,743. Faculty: 340 (115 full-time, 225 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,884 applied, 75% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 2,248 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 397 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 21 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 77% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Cornell University, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: SAT II: Subject Tests. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,130 includes full-time tuition ($21,400), mandatory fees ($480), and college room and board ($8250). College room only: $4832. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $637 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Florham Programming Committee, Association of Black Collegians, 'Metro' newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, trained law enforcement personnel on staff. 1,580 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Friendship Library plus 1 other with 163,266 books, 107,856 microform titles, 661 serials, 681 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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