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. 

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 65
Master's degree 11 54
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 13
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.9%

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Accreditations

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
CCNE
11/18/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
11/18/1997 - Current

Admission

88%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1002 to 1200
ACT20 to 25
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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$987/credit
In State Students$987/credit
Out of State Students$987/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,245/credit
In State Students$1,245/credit
Out of State Students$1,245/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $44,415 $44,415 $44,415
ADN 70 $69,090 $69,090 $69,090
BSN 125 $123,375 $123,375 $123,375
FNP 50 $62,250 $62,250 $62,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 65% $5,057
Other Federal Grant 25% $1,291
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $10,916
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $22,958
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,715
Private Loans 7% $17,826

$16,781

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$25,188

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Student Population

5,467

Undergrads

2,379

Graduates

4,609

Women

3,237

Men

40%

Full-time

60%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
41%
Hispanic
25%
Race/ethnicity unknown
10%
Black/African American
8%
Non-resident alien
8%
Asian
6%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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