Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, H335A
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Admission: Tel (800) 338-8803 or
Fax (201) 692-7319


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Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, H335A
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

College Description
With two campuses in northern New Jersey and two overseas locations, Fairleigh Dickinson University offers students a wide range of choice in their living and learning environments. The Teaneck-Hackensack Campus is FDU's cosmopolitan campus. Located 8 miles from New York City, it features a multi-culturally diverse student body pursuing studies in the arts and sciences, business, engineering, health care and pre-professional studies. It includes the University's largest graduate and international enrollments. The Florham-Madison Campus is located on a former country estate with nearly 200 acres. It features classic Georgian-style architecture and emphasizes a strong residential campus experience. Its academic programs focus on the liberal arts, sciences and business. Wroxton College is FDU's own campus in rural England, housed in a historic Jacobean mansion 70 miles from London. FDU's new branch Israel Campus is offered in cooperation with Bio Technical Institute in Tel Aviv.

Academic Life
Undergraduates at FDU can choose from four-year and two-year programs in more than 50 different areas, including: accounting, art, biochemistry, biology, business management, chemistry, civil engineering technology, clinical laboratory science, communications, construction engineering technology, criminal justice, economics, education (teacher certification), electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, electronic filmmaking and digital video design, English language and literature, environmental science, finance, fine arts, French language and literature, history, hotel/tourism and restaurant management, humanities, international studies, liberal arts, marine biology, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering technology, medical technology, nursing, philosophy, physical therapist assistant, political science, psychology, radiography, radiologic technology, science, sociology and Spanish language and literature. It also offers professional preparation programs in pre-chiropractic, pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary medicine and a wide range of accelerated programs leading to combined bachelor's/master's degrees in accounting, business administration, dentistry, psychology, public administration, systems science and teaching.

Campus Life
At FDU, your education doesn't end with your last class. There are a wide range of residential facilities on both FDU campuses and nearly 100 student organizations. Dynamic student life programs at FDU are tailored to the needs and lifestyles of its students. For example, as a predominantly residential campus, Florham-Madison hosts a wide range of programs designed to maximize the residential experience, including an especially active Greek community. Faculty often present evening lectures and discussion groups in the residence halls. About half the students attending Teaneck-Hackensack commute to school, so getting involved in a campus club or organization is an important way to take full advantage of the college experience. Student groups on this campus reflect the strong career orientation and rich cultural and global diversity of its students. Students on both campuses frequently travel into New York City for concerts, plays, shopping, sightseeing and more.

Facilities and Resources
Students in all disciplines have access to a wide range of minicomputers, microcomputers, programming languages and software. All computer labs have connections to the University-wide network, providing access to a Prime 5370, VAX 4000 model 500, and worldwide Internet. There are also computer graphic laboratories for the production of professional quality computer-generated art. At Teaneck-Hackensack, $12 million has been invested in new classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories in biology, chemistry and nursing. At Florham-Madison, a new classroom building is under construction for completion in 1998. The campus also is home to the Rothman Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. New residence halls are being built on both campuses, featuring the latest networking technology. Comprehensive libraries are maintained on each campus, providing computer search services and access to subject CD-ROMs. FDU is a member of the Online Computer Library Center and maintains a University-wide online catalog. Staff and tutors in the Campus Learning Centers are available at no charge to help students maximize their academic performance and productivity.

FDU is among the few universities in the country to field both Division I and III teams for men and women. It also offers diverse intramural and personal fitness programs. Florham-Madison is home to FDU's 19 Division III teams (which are regularly ranked among the best in their division) and 12 intramural teams. The campus's new $9-million sport complex opened in 1995 with three full-size basketball courts, an elevated jogging track and a 25-yard, eight-lane competition swimming pool. Teaneck-Hacksack has nine intramural teams and 19 Division I teams, which compete in the Northeast Conference and are consistently nationally ranked. The campus's modern Rothman Athletic Center includes a six-lane track, weight room and spectator seating for 5,000 fans.

Financial Aid
FDU recognizes that financial aid is an important consideration when choosing a college. We offer comprehensive financial aid packaging focused on helping students identify the programs best suited to their individual needs. FDU requires the submission of a University Financial Aid Application (available from each campus financial aid office) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for filing these applications is March 15. Approximately 82% of all full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid through a combination of grants, loans and on-campus employment. Merit scholarships are based on grades and SAT scores. Last academic year, 670 students received merit awards ranging from $3,000 to full tuition. The scholarship application deadline is February 15.

Admission Requirements
When you apply to FDU, your application is individually reviewed. Among the factors considered are your academic achievement record, counselor and teacher recommendations, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), rank in class, special talents and personal essay. Extracurricular activities, athletic participation, and community and work experience are reviewed. You should be a graduate of an accredited high school and, in general, have a minimum of 16 credits of study including: 4 English credits; 2 credits each in history and college preparatory math; 2 or 3 foreign language credits; 1 credit in laboratory sciences and 5 to 7 elective credits. Standards may vary, however, based on your intended major. FDU also offers several intensive programs for students needing additional academic support and resources. They include its Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, Freshmen Intensive Studies (FIS) program and Edward Williams College, FDU's two-year acclaimed liberal arts college.

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