Facts About FDU


1942. Independent, not-for-profit. [Learn more about our history.]


Global Education

The first American university to own and operate an overseas campus (Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, UK); the first comprehensive university in the world to require distance learning of its undergraduates. [Learn more about our mission.]


New Jersey's largest private university. Undergraduate students: 8,585; graduate students: 3,527; student/faculty Ratio: 14.1. [Learn more about Admissions.]

Average Class Size

18 students [Learn more statistics in our Common Data Set reporting.]


Honors Programs

Offered in all majors, more than 120 throughout all four years.

Accelerated Degree Programs

A variety of combined degree programs let you complete your undergraduate and masters degree in five years.


Men's and Women's Division I (Knights) and Division III (Devils) teams in more than a dozen sports, plus a diverse club and intramural program on both campuses.

Student Activities

More than 100 active student organizations and clubs, from student government to national fraternities and sororities and professional honor societies.


324 full-time (85% hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field) and 847 part-time. [Learn more about faculty.]


Two semesters plus summer sessions, at the two New Jersey campuses. Other schedules may apply to fully online courses, courses at other locations, such as, the Vancouver Campus, Wroxton College and other off-site locations. [Learn more about the Academic Calendar.]