Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus: Narrative Description

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1000 River Rd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914
Tel: (201)692-2000; 800-338-8803; Admissions: (201)692-7304; Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1942. Setting: 88-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. System endowment: $14.7 million. System-wide research spending 2001-02: $159,331. System-wide educational spending 2001-02: $6725 per student. Total enrollment: 7,118. Faculty: 604 (172 full-time, 432 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,645 applied, 68% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 2,101 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 2,935 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 52 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 21% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 34% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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 Cornell University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Duke University. 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: Writing Test. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,584 includes full-time tuition ($19,854), 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, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 63 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Indian Cultural Experience, Student Program Board, Student Government Association, International Student Association, Multicultural Council. Major annual events: Springfest, Welcome Week, International Fashion Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, trained law enforcement personnel on staff. 1,012 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2002-03. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Weiner Library plus 2 others with 287,755 books, 230,196 microform titles, 1,093 serials, 1,052 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. System-wide operations spending 2001-02: $1.9 million. 210 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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