Rankings and Distinctions

Fairleigh Dickinson University is proud of the many recognitions it earns on a regular basis. Below are a few recent highlights.


  • Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked among the best universities in the North region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014. 

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked  among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine. (2013)

  • Silberman College of Business was ranked among “The Best 295 Business Schools” by Princeton Review. (2014 edition)

  • FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked number four on TheBestSchools.org list of the nation’s top hospitality programs. (2013) The school also was rated by the Princeton Review’s “Gourman Report” as one of the top 15 four-year hospitality management programs in the United States.

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs and Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. (2014)

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University’s graduate programs in clinical psychology, psychology and nursing  were ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s Grad School Rankings. (2013)

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University was named a “Military Friendly School for 2014” by G.I. Jobs magazine. (2014) (This is the fourth consecutive year FDU has earned this honor.)

  • FDU’s Silberman College of Business is recognized as an “Excellent Business School” worldwide by Eduniversal survey. (2013-14). (Note: There are five categories of rankings: Universal, Top, Excellent, Good and Local.)

  • FDU’s MS in Electronic Commerce is ranked among the top 100 master’s programs in the world in e-business in Eduniversal Best Masters worldwide rankings. (2013-14) In addition, FDU’s MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication is ranked among the 50 Best Masters programs in North America by Eduniversal. (2013-14)

  • BestOnlineColleges.org named FDU’s online master of science in electrical engineering degree program among the top 40 online engineering programs in the nation (2014). 

  • For the second year in a row, FDU's Paralegal Studies Program was chosen as the "Best Paralegal Education Provider" in New Jersey in a poll conducted by the New Jersey Law Journal. (2013)

  • For the second year in a row, FDU’s Financial Planning Certificate Program has been selected as one of the top 30 financial planning programs in the country by Financial Planning magazine. (2013)

  • FDU was named among the top ten universities in New Jersey based on rankings of student/professor ratios by The Online College Database. (2013)

  • FDU was ranked number 6 out of 24 institutions in New Jersey for the Best Lifetime Return on Investment by AffordableCollegesonline.com (2013)

  • Graduates of FDU rank in the top 20 percent of earners among the nation’s colleges and universities, in a 2013 PayScale College Salary Report based on earnings after graduation, mid-career earnings and job satisfaction.