Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 68
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 83
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 8
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Felician University
4 miles away
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6.52 miles away
Teachers College at Columbia University
6.95 miles away
Columbia University in the City of New York
7.03 miles away
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
7.9 miles away
Touro College
10.07 miles away
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10.64 miles away
Bloomfield College
11.16 miles away
Concordia College-New York
11.31 miles away
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
11.58 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 530
SAT: Math440 to 540
ACT Composite17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,848
30k to 48k$14,585
48k to 75k$18,029
75k to 110k$25,053
Over 110k$26,872
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $977.00 $977.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,198.00 $1,198.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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