Chances of getting into Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.9%
Admission Difficulty for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into FDU and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,503 out of 4,175 applicants were admitted making Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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FDU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham?

Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >90%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 84%-90%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 76%-84%
1030 to 1120 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 1030 Low <64%
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FDU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into FDU?

Admission data indicates that FDU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >91%
23 to 26 Avg + 84%-91%
21 to 23 Avg - 77%-84%
19 to 21 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 19 Low <69%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as FDU accepts 84% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 11% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,551 1,624 4,175
Accepted 2,170 1,333 3,503
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 501 307 808
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184694 IPEDS survey data for Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham.

Frequently Asked Questions

82% of students submit their SAT scores to FDU. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

84% of those who apply are granted admission to FDU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1300. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.