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Fordham University (International Students)

  • New York, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 8,345
    total students
  • $44,450 | $44,450
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 42%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 625
    sat math
  • 620
    sat reading
  • 625
    sat writing
  • 28
    act composite

Overview

The University

Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York, offers a distinctive educational experience that is rooted in the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor and personal respect for the individual. A Fordham education blends a challenging curriculum with the resources, culture, and energy of New York City--a unique combination by any measure.

The University enrolls approximately 15,097 students, of whom 8,345 are undergraduates. Fordham has four undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. In addition to its full-time undergraduate programs, the University offers part-time undergraduate study at Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies and through two summer sessions.

Fordham offers two residential campuses: Rose Hill, on 85 green, leafy acres adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo; and Lincoln Center, a cosmopolitan campus in the cultural heart of Manhattan, which features a 20-story complex that provides apartment-style living and great city views. A new 22-story building to house undergraduate residents and the Fordham Law School opened on the Lincoln Center campus in 2014. Both campuses are easily accessible by public and private transportation. Enjoying the academic and student life of both is convenient with the University's Ram Van service, which operates between the two campuses.

The University has an extensive athletics program consisting of 23 varsity sports and numerous club and intramural sports. Murphy Field is the heart of intramural and recreational sports at Fordham, hosting softball, soccer, and flag football games. The Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center provides facilities for basketball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and water polo.

Location

As the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham offers its students the unparalleled academic, cultural, and recreational advantages of one of the world's great cities. Fordham draws students from across the country who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity and opportunity of a global capital. More than 2,600 corporations and organizations--from the United Nations to Fortune 500 companies--offer valuable work experience to Fordham interns. New York City not only provides extraordinary internship possibilities and career advantages, but also a never-ending list of things to see and do--from Broadway theater, museums, and music to major league sports or a bike ride through Central Park.

Majors and Degrees

Fordham offers undergraduates more than 60 majors, minors, and certificates. Fordham College at Rose Hill provides programs of study in African and African American studies, American Catholic studies, American studies, anthropology, art history, biological sciences, chemistry, classical civilization, classical languages (Latin and Greek), communication, comparative literature, computer science, economics, engineering physics, English, environmental policy, environmental science, French area studies, French language and literature, general science, German area studies, German language and literature, history, information science, integrative neuroscience, international political economy, Italian area studies, Italian language and literature, Latin American and Latino studies, mathematics, mathematics/economics, medieval studies, Middle East studies, music, Orthodox Christian studies, peace and justice studies, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish area studies, Spanish language and literature, theology, urban studies, visual arts, and women's studies.

Also located at the Rose Hill campus, the Gabelli School of Business offers programs leading to majors, minors, concentrations, or specializations in accounting, accounting information services, applied accounting and finance, business administration, business economics, business law and ethics, communication and media management, e-business, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information systems, management of information and communication systems, management systems, marketing, and public accountancy. The Gabelli School also offers a Bachelor of Science in Global Business degree at the University's Lincoln Center campus. The program houses four business concentrations: digital media and technology, global finance and business economics, management, and marketing.

Special programs at Rose Hill include a cooperative engineering program, double majors or individualized majors, interdisciplinary studies, a B.S./M.B.A. program, numerous joint master's degree programs (dual degree), 3-3 law and honors programs. Preprofessional programs are offered in architecture, law, medicine, and health professions; a program for teacher certification is offered in elementary and secondary education.

At Fordham College at Lincoln Center students choose from African and African American studies, American Catholic studies, American studies, anthropology, art history, bioinformatics, business, classical civilization, classical languages (Latin and Greek), communication and media studies, comparative literature, computer science, dance, economics, English, environmental policy, environmental science, French area studies, French language and literature, German area studies, German language and literature, history, information science, integrative neuroscience, international studies, Irish studies, Italian area studies, Italian language and literature, Latin American and Latino studies, mathematics, mathematics/economics, medieval studies, Middle East studies, music, natural science, Orthodox Christian studies, peace and justice studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, social work, sociology, Spanish area studies, Spanish language and literature, theatre, theology, urban studies, visual arts, and women's studies. Special programs at Fordham College at Lincoln Center include options in the performing arts (including a B.F.A. in dance with The Ailey School), creative writing, double majors or individualized majors, independent study, an honors program, and interdisciplinary studies. Preprofessional studies are offered in architecture, engineering, health professions, and law. A teacher certification program is offered in elementary and secondary education.

Academic Programs

Students in all undergraduate colleges pursue a common core curriculum designed to provide them with the breadth of knowledge that marks the educated person. The core involves foundational courses chosen from groups of academic disciplines: history, philosophy, theology, natural sciences, social sciences, languages, and literature. In every core course, students think, speak, write, and act in fundamentally new ways, with a broadened appreciation of human values and a deepened commitment to the human community.

Off-Campus Programs

Reflecting the values-centered education that is a Fordham hallmark, more than 4,000 students engage in community service each year, locally and in distant corners of the world. The Global Outreach program is an ambitious international service program designed for students to live and work in communities of need. The University also provides access to yearlong, semester-long, and summer study-abroad programs in more than 50 countries on six continents, including La Sorbonne in Paris and American University in Cairo.

Academic Facilities

The outstanding libraries on the two campuses have combined holdings of more than 2.28 million volumes and more than 57,000 electronic and print periodicals. On the Rose Hill campus, the William D. Walsh Family Library, which serves the entire Fordham community, has seating for more than 1,500 and a state-of-the-art Electronic Information Center, as well as media production laboratories, studios, and an auditorium. Students also have access to the vast library facilities of New York City, neighboring universities, and the various specialized collections maintained by numerous local museums and other institutions. Among laboratory facilities used by undergraduates are Mulcahy Hall (chemistry), Larkin Hall (biology), and Freeman Hall (physics and biology). The University has more than 40 buildings that provide ample space for smart classrooms, science laboratories, theaters, and athletic facilities.

Costs

At the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, undergraduate costs for the 2014--2015 academic year are $44,450 for tuition and fees, and an average of $15,965 for room and board. Chemistry, physics, and biology fees were approximately $50 per laboratory course. Nominally priced meals are available in cafeterias on each campus. Such incidentals as transportation and laundry vary in cost. There is no difference in fees for out-of-state students.

Financial Aid

More than 85 percent of the entering students enroll with aid from Fordham as well as from outside sources. Among the major aid programs are Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, work grants sponsored by both the government and the University, and University grants-in-aid. Outside sources of aid include state scholarships, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), privately sponsored scholarships, state government loan programs, and deferred-payment programs. The University also offers academic merit scholarships ranging from $10,000 to the full cost of tuition and room. Applicants for aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile. Please direct inquiries to Fordham's Office of Undergraduate Admission or Office of Student Financial Services.

Faculty

The University has a full-time faculty of 747 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Most members of the undergraduate faculty also teach at the graduate level, and 93 percent of the full-time faculty members hold doctoral or other terminal degrees.

Student Government

The traditional student governing body at Fordham has been the United Student Government, composed of undergraduates attending the University.

Admission Requirements

Admission is based on academic performance, class rank (if available), secondary school recommendations, and SAT or ACT scores. Extracurricular activities and essays are also factors in the evaluation process. Religious preference, physical handicap, race, or ethnic origin is not considered. Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply. More than 85 percent of the students accepted for the freshman class ranked in the top quarter of their secondary school class. The middle 50 percent combined SAT score for students accepted in fall 2013 was 1830--2040. Recommended are 22 high school units, including 4 in English, 3 in mathematics, 3 in science, 2 in social studies, 2 in foreign language, 2 in history, and 6 electives. For regular admission, the SAT or the ACT should be taken no later than the January preceding entrance. Candidates for early action should complete the examinations by October of their senior year. The University participates in the College Board's Advanced Placement Program. Personal interviews are not required.

Application and Information

Application may be made for either September or January enrollment. The regular decision application deadline is January 15 for fall admission. The completed application, the secondary school report, the results of the SAT or ACT, and an application fee of $70 (check or money order made payable to Fordham University) should be submitted by this date. All financial aid forms are due by February 1. Students are notified on or about April 1. Candidates for Early Action should apply by November 1 and receive notification by December 25. Transfer students must apply by December 1 for spring admission or by June 1 for fall admission.

For additional details and application forms, students should contact:

Patricia Peek

Director of Admission

Fordham University

Duane Library

441 East Fordham Road

Bronx, New York 10458

United States

Phone: 800-FORDHAM (367-3426)

E-mail: enroll@fordham.edu

Website: http://www.fordham.edu


Location & Contact

441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY 10458

Patricia Peek

Director of Admission

Phone: 718-817-4000
Fax: 718-367-9404
Email: enroll@fordham.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish and Iberian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems and Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Accounting and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Economy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied34,069
    • Accepted14,621
    • Acceptance Rate42%
    • Enrolled8,345
    • Female Applicants19,665
    • Females Accepted8,412
    • Female Acceptance Rate42%
    • Male Applicants14,404
    • Males Accepted6,209
    • Male Acceptance Rate43%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$70
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.58
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 620 570 670
    • SAT Math 625 580 670
    • SAT Writing 625 570 680
    • ACT Composite 28 26 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,450
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,450
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$732.00
    • Room and board *$15,965.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,345
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.14%
    • Black or African American4.55%
    • White or Caucasian61.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.08%
    • Asian8.73%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races2.89%
    • Unknown2.88%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.74% representing 69 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students48.4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 56%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations United Student Government, Commuting Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Ambassador Program (Admission Department Student Tour Guides), Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security at each campus entrance and at residence halls

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No Yes
    • Football Yes Division B No
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes Division 1 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No No No


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