FDU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into FDU and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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FDU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||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. The school ranks #11 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
FDU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT11%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||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. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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. The school ranks #16 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
82% of Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||23%||22%|
What are the requirements for admission to Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.