Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, coeducational and non-sectarian university founded in 1942 in New Jersey U.S. FDU is New Jersey’s largest private University, serving nearly 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including more than 1,000 international students from around the world. As a leading innovator in global education, Fairleigh Dickinson University seeks new ways to offer its unique learning opportunities to students worldwide.
The University’s newest campus opened in 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Located in western Canada near the U.S. border, Vancouver is one of the world’s most scenic, cosmopolitan and multicultural cities. The Vancouver Campus offers students one of the few opportunities to earn an American college degree while studying in Canada.
The Vancouver Campus is operated through the Fairleigh Dickinson University of British Columbia Foundation, which is not-for-profit entity in British Columbia, Canada.
The University is ranked 69th by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 Regional University rankings (North). All degree programs offered at the Vancouver Campus have been authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.
The University is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and licensed by the State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. FDU’s Silberman College of Business Administration holds prestigious accreditation by AACSB International. In addition to the accreditation held by all programs for academic purposes, specialized curricula have applied for and been granted approval by all the required recognized professional agencies.
Why Choose Fairleigh Dickinson University
The University has had long-standing connections with the UN, offering qualified students opportunities for internships with the UN and its associated agencies. Fairleigh Dickinson University is formally recognized by the United Nations as an NGO by the UN Department of Public Information. In 2009, the university became the first college to receive special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since 2002 the university has hosted more than 150 United Nations ambassadors and officials as part of their U.N. Pathways Forum.