FDU named one of the top colleges in NJ by The College Database
Fairleigh Dickinson University has been named among the top universities in the state based on rankings by The Online College Database of student/professor ratios.
"Small classes make for a sharper dialog among students and professor, and accelerate the learning curve," says Peter Woolley, provost of FDU's College at Florham. "One great reason to go to a private university with a good student/professor ratio is so you can’t melt into the population and disappear. Students should come to be challenged by their professors.”
“Enrolling at a large college or university can seem overwhelming to some students,” said Wes Ricketts, Vice President and General Manager of The College Database. “What these students often fail to realize, however, is that many larger institutions go the extra mile to maximize personal attention, maintaining smaller classrooms and fostering regular professor-student interaction.”
The College Database set out to find the post-secondary institutions in New Jersey with enrollments exceeding 5,000 students, but with less than 20 students per faculty member. The College Database used the following methodology:
• Student-teacher ratio less than 20 to 1
• Total enrollment exceeding 5,000 full-time and part-time students
• Accredited, degree-granting institutions only
• 4-year colleges and universities only
• Private, for-profit colleges excluded
About The College Database
The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about educational options both nationally and locally to students, parents, and other interested parties. This goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a fairly young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools, and career centers across the country.