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FDU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

87.5%
Admission Difficulty for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into FDU? The school has a 88% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,306 out of 3,777 applicants were admitted making Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1080-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Estimated Average SAT 1180
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus?

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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 Metropolitan Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >93%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 88%-93%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 81%-88%
985 to 1080 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 985 Low <72%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
11%
ACT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 22 Avg - 83%-88%
18 to 20 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 18 Low <76%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as FDU accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% 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

82% of Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,389 1,388 3,777
Accepted 2,090 1,216 3,306
Acceptance Rate 87% 88% 88%
Enrolled 433 280 713
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus 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 Metropolitan Campus
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=184603 IPEDS survey data for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus.