The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus
institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university
in 1956. FDU’s 12,000 full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on
schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends. The curriculum mirrors a
mission of global education and a foundation of a world-renowned University Core.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of
world citizens through global education. The University struggles to provide students with the
multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and
prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce and culture.