Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
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Cafeteria food is bad, small pieces, staff looks at you if you're taking more than they had expected per customer.
Dry campus is boring and there's no actual events going on. Yeah they say there's a greek-life but it doesn't look like a frat at all , more like a ghetto gathering of groups with limited options to network with actual people of influence to get you a real white collar job.
The dean Albert Schielke is one of the meanest, nastiest , deans I have ever met. I tried to study at Wroxton and this mean guy who likes to reject students who want to study outside Fairleigh ridiculous or want credits accepted , he will gladly make you feel guilty and reject your proposal. And your only option is to try Wroxton to study abroad, and he'll reject it if you don't have the right gpa and recommended signatures from people that don't want to sign for you. And he smirked a lot when students get rejected. And yet years later I heard he got some awards. That Albert Schielke was a big son of a gun! He tried to market Turkish and Indian applicants to study at fairleigh ridiculous into thinking the campus is a cute harvard'like place only for the indian students to complain once they enrolled and arrived at the teaneck campus. But all in all , since this place has the title of "university" , you expect companies to hire you just because it has that "university" thing on your diploma. It ain't going to work, and it's true what other alumni said, it is all about reputation so fairleigh ain't no ivy league.
I did manage to graduate from fairleigh and did manage to attend an ivy league university and the grades and evaluation marks from other faculties were drastically different from FDU. To FDU's faculty I encountered at the engineering was one of the worst lot you will ever meet.
There are a large sum of Indian students who seem to pass the engineering courses easily but for the average joe who was there to study and learn from scratch it was not good. Some of the professors don't have a syllabus and some suggest books that don't go with the lecture at all.
For career searching, don't bother using FDU's career development , their resume critique service provides a limited collection of job options on their database such as custodian jobs, taxi drivers, and doesn't have those Entry level , corporate jobs from the big leagues out there. Plus you're going to be applying against other graduates who are from other well known institutes.
As the late president Adam's was only known for his ultra quasi motivational rhetoric of being "global education" that other places don't. Well he was wrong. Basically, his thing about Global education and global citizens is a rewrite to obvious things a U.S Citizens witnesses everyday in their neighborhood. Imagine you're a white girl or guy and your neighbors, teachers, are from different nationalities. Fairleigh doesn't offer anything unique that other places already have, and maybe their acceptance rate is high because admissions doesn't bother checking people's SAT's scores and all they want is more and more students to generate profit.
Back to the professors. A large part of them seem that they don't want their students to understand and pass their courses. At the end of the day people cheat on exams because students lost the will to learn the unclear and unexplained material given by Alfredo Tan, Albert Schielke, Howard Silver, Duane Edwards, John Pilch , Norman Landis. Their so called learning content is outdated and useless.
You might end up being a salesperson or something that just requires a high school diploma . A disgrace of a university.
The FDU Computer Science department was and is a very good school, with a great program and wonderful professors from Berkley, MIT, NYU, NJIT and other top schools. Class sizes are small, professors are accessible, unlike the experience of some of my peers at other schools.My advice is for FDU as a whole, not FDU-CS. FDU, you need to support your alumni and current students by lifting the ranking and reputation of the overall university through appropriate marketing to get the message out that FDU produces successful alumni who are hard-working and knowledgeable. Imagine, for a moment, the potential of this largest of private NJ universities if the university itself promoted the great outcomes and professional achievements of its students and alumni properly. Please, learn from other universities that rank higher and set some reach goals to improve FDU's ranking.
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