Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was founded in 1942 in Teaneck, New Jersey. It is a private institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university currently offers more than 100 different degree programs and maintains four campuses. It is also the largest private institution in New Jersey, serving over 12,000 students annually. The metropolitan campus spans the Hackensack River and is close to New York City. The campus also has three main residence areas, including the University Court, which includes 10 building complexes. In 2014, the university was ranked the 69th best regional university by US News & World Report.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Henry P. Becton School of Nursing offers nursing students five different CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including three BSN options. The BSN programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. Graduate programs include an MSN program and a DNP program. For the past three years, the school has maintained an NCLEX-RN exam pass rate that exceeds the national and state averages. The school of nursing was established in 1952 and maintains partnerships with many local clinics. These partnerships include the Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and the Bergen Regional Medical Center, where nursing students receive their clinical experiences.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students7,846|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||13|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
11/18/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
11/18/1997 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1002 to 1200|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$987/credit|
|In State Students||$987/credit|
|Out of State Students||$987/credit|
|In District Students||$1,245/credit|
|In State Students||$1,245/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,245/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||25%||$1,291|
|State Grant & Scholarships||56%||$10,916|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||93%||$22,958|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$5,715|
$16,781Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,069|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,417|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,593|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,251|
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- July 3, 2019
Program: Accelerated One-Year BSN
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.