Fairleigh Dickinson University Reviews

  • 24 Reviews
  • Teaneck (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,404
55% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
54% of 24 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/13/2024
  • Degree: Nursing
"RUN away from this school. I am in the accelerated nursing program and could not be more disappointed with this school's professors, course material, and administration. They lack any organization and communication with their students. Courses change days before the semester starts, classes that should be in person become asynchronous overnight, and the professors, teachers, and administration do not care about their students. I would avoid this school at all costs. It is a waste of your time and money."
Jawon Carter
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2018
  • Degree: English
"Only go to Fairleigh Dickinson University for business, nursing, or engineering because those programs are very successful. However, for any liberal arts majors, run! The only way I would suggest you go to FDU for a liberal arts major is if you minor in the QUEST program to guarantee yourself a teaching job. The tuition is too high to get a degree that does not guarantee a job after graduation. Most people transferred out during my stay there because of finances. It is an extremely expensive school, but it does have the EOF program, which benefited me immensely. Not many people qualify for the EOF program, however. If you want to go to school there, apply for plenty of scholarships."
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2018
  • Degree: Forensic Psychology
"If you obtain an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from this school, prepare to get your doctorate if you want to do anything with it. Seek education elsewhere. There are thousands of other, more devoted directors you will be proud to be educated under. Run. Fast."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The private school in New Jersey was what I expected because of the cost. Most people felt they were entitled because of the money and status that their parents had."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"FDU has a great faculty who truly cares about their students succeeding. It is a friendly atmosphere and has a great campus!"
Stanley FDU
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great School especially on the Madison Campus. But I will caution if you are looking to be well respected in the world of finance or any type or Bank/PE/etc. this degree will basically not be recognized. If you are looking to go into Big 4 you will be all set."
Sam Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
"Solid campus atmosphere at FDU. Good networking opportunities due to the proximity of NYC. Sadly when I was in college taking classes online was not an option so I cannot comment on their online education programs. The cost is on the high side but the quality of education and reputation of the school measure up."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The Madison campus is beautiful, however the Science programs at this campus are fairly new since it is more of a business school. I would recommend this college for people studying business."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I would not recommend FDU. The career counselors were not helpful at all in helping me find a career. There are almost no activities and events to do on campus. The classes weren't challenging at all. Overall, it was a big disappointment."
Rena B.
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Marketing
"If you are looking into Nursing, Engineering or Business, this school is for you. They have excellent programs with good instructors. Being close to NYC, there is opportunities to work or intern in the city. It is a great place to meet people, especially from around the world. It is also a good area if you are going to live on campus; lots of restaurants, stores, and opportunity to make friends with people who commute."
Joyce Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"The school has amazing programs. The professors are pretty awesome. The work load depending on the class may be a little heavy but it definitely prepares you for the outside world. The Veteran Services department is really great. They do an amazing job assisting veterans with their questions and concerns. They always provide great resources that Veterans may need outside of school. I recommend FDU to anyone who is looking for a great education and overall university experience."
Male Grad, 32
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The madison campus was very nice and welcoming the other campus however was very urban and would not be my choice if I were planning to live on campus."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is a great school with supportive and well-educated staff who truly care about their students and their learning. There is plenty to do around the campus and there are always fun events going on. Highly recommend!"
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2016
  • Degree: Marketing
"FDU is not necessarily an awful school and if you are a committed student and seek out guidance, you will be able to succeed here. However, to succeed here is not necessarily very difficult. It can be challenging at times, but if you apply some effort you can easily get a GPA of 3.4 or higher fresh out of high school. I would suggest going to a less expensive school for undergrad work, especially if you do not receive a scholarship to go here. For me, the college represented good value at $15,000 but without scholarships it is a bad deal. Also, be prepared for a campus that feels rather dead. You don't really get the sense of anything exciting or groundbreaking happening here. If colleges were analogous to food, this place is a saltine cracker with no salt. There are a few clubs and events for students to consider but there is a huge lack of campus vibrancy around here. The food also happens to be very poor. Overall, I can understand why someone would consider this school especially if you leave nearby, but I feel that there are other colleges in the area that can serve students better. Trust me, having a strong work-rate here will stick out and to potential students, I would suggest to look elsewhere."
Shanika Smith
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"You can commute on campus or take classes off campus, classes are small and geared to the students. The professors are so knowledgeable in the field and is really preparing us for the future we want. I am doing better than I did in undergrad, I love the program."
Christy Dure
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"The great thing about the graduate program are the networking opportunities that it provides. Many of the students in the program bring great experience that they share with the students and it allows us to learn from their special experiences."
Tamara Ackerson
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently in the MSN program at FDU and have mixed reviews about the program. This is a private university and the courses are very expensive. There is little to no financial aide assistance offered. I have found some professors to be incredibly reachable, and others are completely disconnected from the class. I hope the rest of my years at FDU have a more positive experience."
nabeel nazir
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"The professors are great and have excellent real life experience. However the cost of the programs is something worth considering."
Demarcus Brooks
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Good school, but not worth the price education."
Samantha Hull
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"FDU's grad program for Criminal Justice is built for those that have to work. Classes that are lectured only meet once a week. And the assignments are manageable, and the professors are willing to work with the students in regards to scheduling, and due dates."