FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY - VANCOUVER
Country:
Canada
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Airport:
Vancouver International Airport
School type:
Private
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate: Direct/ Pathway/ ESL
  • Graduate: Direct/ Pathway/ ESL
Rankings & Recognition:

#63 North Regional Universities 

(U.S. News & World Report 2023)

#14 Best Value Schools in the North

(U.S. News & World Report 2023)

#7 Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the world

(CEOWORLD Magazine 2022)

Key facts:
  • An independent not-for-profit institution 
  • Student population: 900 students from +79 nations (Vancouver campus)
  • Accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and  British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education (BCMAE)
  • High scholarships: Up to 75% of tuition cost
  • Chances to transfer to study in the US or UK campuses
  • Career Support: One-on-one advising, career fairs, workshops, online career resources, Rotaract clubs
  • One of the first universities designated as an official NGO of the UN
  • Leadership Opportunities: Diplomatic Speaker Series, UN Pathway Seminar, Marketing Competition, Guest Speakers, Toastmasters Club
Why this school?

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942 in the U.S., FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university “of and for the world” in 1956. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two FDU locations outside the U.S.: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada. FDU's 12,000+ full-time and part-time students attend classes on days, nights, and weekends to pursue exceptional career-oriented programs. The curriculum represents a global education mission and is built on a nationally recognized core.

Since its founding in 1945, FDU has had a close relationship with the United Nations (UN), and that relationship has grown stronger thanks to our NGO status with the UN's Department of Public Information. Multiple United Nations activities are available to our FDU community through the United Nations Pathways, which is managed by the Office of Global Learning. The United Nations Association of Canada collaborates with the FDU Vancouver Campus. Dennis Strigl, former President and COO of Verizon Communications; Ki-Moon Ban, UN Secretary General; Jeong-eun Hyun, Hyundai Group; Ronald M. Brill, co-founder of Home Depot are among famous FDU alumni.

Scholarships
  • Undergraduate: Up to 75% of tuition cost
  • Graduate: Not available
Costs

Tuition & Fees:

  • Undergraduate: $34,000/year
  • Graduate: $38,800/entire program

Living expenses: $12,000/year

Entry requirements

Level

Undergraduate 

(Direct Admission)

Graduate 

(Direct Admission)

Transcript

GPA 3.0+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation

No

No

English proficiency

IELTS 6.0+/TOEFL 70+

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 70-88+

Standardized test: 

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE

Recommended for higher scholarships 

Required for Applied Computer Science major

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

No

No

Resume

Yes

Yes

Personal statement

Yes

Yes

Recommendation letter

2

2-3 

Application fee

$133

$133

Programs

Undergraduate: All Programs

Business Administration, Information Technology, Individualized Studies (Applied Technology, Business, Communications, Hospitality & Tourism, International Studies , Leadership Administration, Humanities)

Graduate: All Programs

Administrative Science (MAS), Applied Computer Science (MSACS), Hospitality Management Studies (MHMS)

Application deadlines

Undergraduate:

  • Fall intake (September start): April 31
  • Spring intake (January start): August 31
  • Summer intake (May start): December 31

Graduate:

  • Fall intake (September start): April 30
  • Spring intake (January start): June 30
  • Summer intake (May start): December 31 
Location
Vancouver is regarded as one of the best locations to live in the world with a thriving advanced technology, retail, finance, and tourism industries. Vancouver has lovely natural surroundings, a safe and well-organized social environment, welcoming and open-minded communities, and a favorable climate with four distinct seasons.