Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private university in New Jersey. We are a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multi-campus university defined by our commitment to preparing world citizens.

As a center for academic excellence, we strive to provide students with the intercultural, multi-disciplinary, and ethical understanding necessary to participate and lead in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture. With more than 100 degree programs offered through four campuses and an online platform, our school is well poised to help students reach their professional goals.

FDU’s online programs offer the convenience and flexibility students need to become achievers and leaders in their fields. Participants can choose between ten distinct courses of study, all which feature prestigious curricula and a personalized learning experience. We pride ourselves in offering adult and graduate audiences the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need to enter new and emerging markets.

By producing the next generation of thinkers, creators, and leaders, FDU is poised to serve its home population in New Jersey and beyond.

Rankings and Distinctions

Here at FDU, we are proud to be widely recognized for our excellence. Below are just a few of our many accolades.

  • Fairleigh Dickinson is Ranked among America’s Best Colleges by Forbes magazine (2023).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked #14 in Best Value Schools in the North by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2024. The university was also ranked among the best universities in the North region by U.S. News and World Report (2024).
  • FDU was also named among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report (2024).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business is ranked among “Best Online MBA Programs for 2024,” as well as “Best Business School (Northeast)” and “Best Business Schools” by The Princeton Review (2023 edition).


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