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Fairleigh Dickinson University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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The total number of applications received in fall 2018 was 4,838, out of which the university admitted only 4,063 applicants with an acceptance rate of 84%.

  • The highest academic scores witnessed in fall 2018 were
  • International applicants can apply through the common application app.
  • The university also provides combined courses to the students.
  • Applicants are required to visit the university for the interview as per the requirement of the specific courses.
  • Applicants who are unable to meet the requirements for direct admission can also opt for conditional admission.


Application portalUniversity website/common application app
Acceptance rate84%
Application fee40 USD (for undergraduates)
50 USD ( for graduates)
Average sat score1040-1230
Average act score21-26
Mode of paymentBy credit card
Academic calendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsWinter, fall, summer, spring
Financial aidsAre not available for international students

FDU Applications Deadline

The university admits students on a “rolling basis” for undergraduate and for graduate programs. The applicants registering for the graduate or undergraduate programs can apply by November 15 to be considered for early actions.

Types of applicantsSummerFallSpring
International applicantsMay 1July 1May 1
Transfer applicantsApril 1August 1December 15

FDU International Admissions

The university invites international students from more than 70 countries around the world and provides over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. The application process for first-year applicants and transfer applicants has different requirements.

FDU International Undergraduate Admissions

Application portal: international applicants can apply online from the official website of the university or can apply through the common application app.

Application fee: the applicants are required to submit a 40 USD non-refundable fee to the university.

Academic requirements: the university considers all the official transcripts in English and test scores of English language proficiency.

Please note that test scores of SAT and ACT are optional.

Supporting documents: The applicants are required to submit

  • 2 letters of recommendation for academic references.
  • A copy of the passport.
  • Bank statement and the affidavit of financial support.

International applicants can submit the documents online and can contact the “Office of International Admissions”.

FDU International Graduate Admissions

Application portal: applicants can apply online through the official website of the university.

Application fee: 50 USD nonrefundable fee.

Academic requirements: the academic requirements are mainly the same for international and domestic students, except for the scores of GRE and GMAT for the graduate degree.

FDU English Language Proficiency Test Requirements

English Language TestFor UndergraduateFor Graduate
TOEFL ( PBT)497520
TOEFL (revised)4551

Test scores of GRE/ GMAT must be sent directly to the university from the official institution.

The highest scores of GRE / GMAT required by the university are :

  • GRE - 2262
  • GMAT (MBA) - 66
  • GMAT (Accounting) - 50
  • GMAT (Taxation) - 42
  • GMAT (Chain Supply Management) - 78

Supporting documents:

  • The applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose to the university if it is required by the program.
  • The university considers a resume or CV detailing all professional and academic activities.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of the passport.
  • Applicants seeking for the F-1 visa are required to submit the bank statement or affidavit of financial support.

Please note that applicants from India are required to submit individual vise mark sheets and all supplementary mark sheets indicating all backlogs, retakes, attempts, and failures.

FDU Undergraduate Admissions

FDU offers more than 100 majors to students, with 4 years of a baccalaureate degree. At present, the university holds more than 2,600 undergraduate students. Applicants can visit the official website for deep information. The university also provides adult part-time undergraduate courses.

Application portal: applicants can apply online through the official website

Application fee: 40 USD nonrefundable fee.

Academic documents: the basic requirements of the university are the official transcripts and ACT and SAT scores.

Supporting documents: the university considers applicants to resume with 2 letters of recommendation.

FDU Transfer Admissions

Application portal: Transfer applicants can apply online through the official website of the university.

Academic Requirement:

  • The university considers more than 18 college credits hours at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants with less than 24 credits earned are considered with advanced standing and are required to submit official transcripts from their previous institution and standardized test scores (sat/act) to the university.
  • Additionally, international transfer applicants are required to submit the test scores of English language proficiency, 2 or 3 letters of recommendation with the copy of passport, bank statements as supporting documents.
  • The university considers official transcripts from all secondary or post-secondary schools attended by the applicant.

FDU Graduate Admissions

At present, the university holds 950 graduate students and provides more than 100 master’s programs to graduate students. Graduate admissions at FDU are taken care of by the “Graduate Office of Admissions”.

Application portal: the applicants can apply online or can download the application form.

Application fee: students are required to submit 50 USD (nonrefundable fee) to the university.

Academic requirements: the university considers official transcripts from the previous institution, verifying the completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or an advanced degree, as appropriate, and standardized test scores.

Supporting documents: the applicants are required to submit letters of recommendation, resume, writing samples, copies of professional certificates, etc.

Course requirementsMaster of Public AdministrationMaster’s of Fine ArtMaster’s of Creative writingMBA (accounting)Master’s in Computer Science
Letters of recommendation22Not required22

The university accepts applications up to one year prior to the intented first-year semester.

Applicants are intimated about the admission decision within 2-3 weeks after the submission of the required documents. The university does not provide some specific majors to international applicants. For more information, applicants may visit the official website of the university.

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