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Fairleigh Dickinson University

International Admissions Office
1000 River Road - T-KB1-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone: +1 201.692.2205
Fax: +1 201.692.2560

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  • Setting: Suburban
  • Type: Private
  • Total Students: 12000
  • School Size: Medium
  • Type of School: University
  • Type of Housing: Residence Hall
  • Cost of Attendance: $51,000 (undergraduate); $37,000 (graduate). Scholarships available for international students

  • Scholarships available for international students

Top Programs:

  1. Business
  2. Engineering
  3. Sciences

Fairleigh Dickinson University Fast Facts

  • "The Leader in Global Education"
  • Two unique campuses in suburban New Jersey located close to New York City
  • Overseas campuses in Vancouver, Canada and Wroxton, England
  • A large, private university with over 12,000 students
  • Over 1200 international students from 85 different countries
  • Accredited programs in over 100 undergraduate and graduate majors
  • Student to faculty ratio 14:1
  • International student scholarship and paid internship programs available
  • Designated as an NGO of the United Nations (U.N.)
  • First university in the world to be approved for special consultative status as a nongovernmental organization with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Ranked by Open Doors as one of the most popular universities for international students
  • AACSB accredited business programs and ABET accredited engineering programs

Metropolitan Campus: Teaneck, New Jersey

  • 10 km from New York City
  • 125 acre campus situated on the banks of the Hackensack River
  • 6,200 full and part time undergraduate students
  • 2,400 full and part time graduate students
  • Division I athletic program

College at Florham: Madison, New Jersey

  • 50 km from New York City
  • Located on a beautiful 178 acre wooded estate once owned by Florence Vanderbilt Twombly
  • Located near many Fortune 500 companies
  • 2,300 full and part time undergraduate students
  • 800 full and part time graduate students
  • Division III athletics program

Programs of Study

  • Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral degree programs offered.
  • Accelerated Master's Programs
  • Paid cooperative internships and fieldwork available
  • Most popular programs: Business and MBA, Engineering, Public Administration, Computer Science, M.I.S., Communications, Psychology, Nursing, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Psychology, TESL/TEFL and Accounting
  • Unique accelerated one-year M.B.A. program

Application Requirements

  • International Student Application
  • Official transcripts (and translations)
  • Test of English proficiency (T.O.E.F.L., I.E.L.T.S., PTE-A)
  • Freshman applicant tests: SAT or ACT (recommended, however not required)
  • Graduate applicant tests: GRE or GMAT (required for some programs)
  • Letters of recommendation (2)
  • Copy of face page of passport
  • Bank statement
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • International Scholarship Application

English Proficiency

A TOEFL-ibt score of 79; IELTS 6.0, SAT CR 420 or Pearsons PTE-A 53 or higher is required unless applying to the intensive English program. Conditional admission can be offered to qualified students who apply to the ELS Language Center (see The ELS program is offered on-site at FDU's Metropolitan campus.

Conditional Admission

Students who do not meet the University's English proficiency requirement may apply for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students attend the ELS Language Center located at the Metropolitan Campus where they must complete the Intensive English Language Program Level 112.

Conditional admission is available for all bachelor degree programs.

Conditional admission is available for following master's degree programs:

  • MBA (all concentrations)
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Public Administration
  • Sports Administration
  • Student Services Administration
  • Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)

Application Deadlines

For fall (August) semester: July 1
For spring (January) semester: December 1

Scholarships and Estimated Cost

  • Scholarships are offered to international freshmen, transfer and graduate students based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need and are awarded at the time of admission.
  • Scholarships up to $30,000/year available to qualified freshmen applicants; up to $16,000 for transfer students and up to $10,000 for graduate students
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees (per year): $36,665
  • Graduate tuition and fees (per year based on 18 credits): $22,636
  • Room and Board (on campus, per year): $13,143

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