Fairleigh Dickinson University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Fairleigh Dickinson University was established in 1942 as a two-year junior college. It was founded by Dr. Peter Sammartino and his wife Sylvia, who wanted to provide higher education opportunities to the working class of northern New Jersey. The first classes were held in Rutherford, New Jersey, and the school quickly grew to include four-year degree programs. In 1948, Fairleigh Dickinson became an official four-year college, with its first graduates receiving their degrees in 1950. In 1958, the university moved to its present location in Teaneck, New Jersey and began offering graduate programs. It soon gained recognition from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and began expanding its academic offerings with new departments and degree programs. In 1967, FDU opened a second campus in Florham Park, New Jersey and began offering doctoral degrees as well as various professional certificate programs. Since then, FDU has continued to expand its academic offerings and student body size by adding more campuses throughout the United States and launching online learning initiatives for students around the globe. Today, Fairleigh Dickinson University is one of the largest private universities in the country with over 11000 students enrolled across its seven campuses located in four different states.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Fairleigh Dickinson University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Fairleigh Dickinson University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Fairleigh Dickinson University is an accredited private university located in Teaneck, New Jersey. It is the largest independent university in New Jersey and one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1942, it has two main campuses: one in Teaneck and the other in Florham Park. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including business administration, engineering, nursing and psychology.

Fairleigh Dickinson University has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that more than four out of every five applicants are accepted into the school. The average GPA for incoming students is 3.3 and the average SAT score is 1150. About 40% of all enrolled students are from outside of New Jersey, with international students making up nearly 7% of total enrollment. Additionally, about 44% of enrolled students receive some form of financial aid to help cover their tuition costs. Fairleigh Dickinson also offers a variety of scholarships for both incoming freshmen and transfer students to help make college more affordable for everyone who wishes to attend.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 63%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 63%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 10,167
Female applicants 6,137
Male applicants 4,030
Applicants accepted 6,406
Female applicants accepted 3,902
Male applicants accepted 2,504
Freshman enrollment 1,433
Female freshman enrollment 820
Male freshman enrollment 613
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 49%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 94%
SAT Critical Reading average score 495
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-540
SAT Math average score 506
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-560
SAT Writing average score 494
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 440-540
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores N/A
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Composite score breakdown N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A