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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

New York City's Fordham University, a Leader of Liberal Arts Universities, Offers Over 60 Undergraduate Degree Programs

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.

Fordham attracts international undergraduate students from 65 countries due to its high-caliber programs, low student-faculty member ratio, the care and attention of faculty members and support staff members, and location in the heart of the world's most stimulating city. Fordham is one of the finest colleges in NYC for international students.

With an undergraduate population of more than 8,000 students and unparalleled attention to each individual, Fordham University provides an intimate and caring setting that helps ease students' transitions into college life.

A liberal arts college, Fordham offers over 60 undergraduate degree programs in the humanities, liberal arts, and sciences such as political science, urban studies, and Latin studies. Students in all undergraduate colleges pursue a common core curriculum designed to provide them with a broadened appreciation of human values and a deepened commitment to the human community. The Gabelli School also offers a new Bachelor of Science in Global Business degree program at the University's Lincoln Center campus. The program houses 4 business concentrations: digital media and technology, global finance and business economics, management, and marketing.

International Student Orientation Day and Resources at Fordham University

The Office for International Services is a resource center for the university's international community and their interests. For international non-immigrant students, the office facilitates their adjustment to life in the United States by assisting students in matters concerning immigration, such as visa, status, SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 forms, employment, and travel authorizations. This office also provides the students with personal counseling, information on health insurance requirements and banking, and programs to promote cross cultural and international understanding. The office also serves as a resource for the academic departments and administrative offices on immigration matters regarding international faculty members, researchers, and scholars. OIS also coordinates and administers Fordham's international faculty network and its pertinent events.

Fordham undergraduates find it easy to study and research any subject at the university libraries, which house more than 2.2 million volumes, and 57,000 journals, 439,000 full-text books, and 109,000 government documents online.

Getting Around New York City

Fordham provides a regular reliable shuttle service called the Ram Vans for students traveling between the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. New York City also has an exceptional public transportation system that connects all areas of the city via subways and buses, making it easy for students without cars to travel quickly and safely.

Fordham Students Enjoy New York City's Pleasant Four-Season Climate

Situated on the large and natural New York harbor on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, New York City is the largest city and metropolitan area in the United States and is located on the southeastern tip of New York state. With a city population of over 8 million residents and a metropolitan area encompassing nearly 19 million residents, New York City is the most ethnically diverse city in the country with a rich and vibrant immigrant population. The city consists of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

New York City summers are typically hot and humid with average highs in the low 80s. The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is 32 degrees. Snowfall in winter averages 24 inches. Spring and autumn are usually very pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The sun shines an average of 234 days each year.

Multiple Campuses Provide a Variety of Options for Fordham Students

Fordham University's original campus in the beautiful Rose Hill area of the Bronx features magnificent Gothic architecture and wide expanses of green lawns. Nearly 3700 of the 6600 undergraduates at Rose Hill live on campus.

Fordham's Manhattan campus is located next to the world-famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a cultural hub of professional symphony, opera, ballet, and modern dance companies, and the renowned Juilliard School. At the Lincoln Center campus, more than 1,000 students live in the 20-story McMahon Hall and the new residence hall atop the new Fordham Law School building.

New York City's Cultural, Educational, and Entertainment Treasures

Rich in American history, New York City is host to vibrant ethnic neighborhoods, world-famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway theaters, some of the finest restaurants in the world, and a vibrant nightlife.

New York City is within easy driving distance of other prominent cities: 2 hours southwest to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 3 hours southwest to Baltimore, Maryland; 4 hours northeast to Boston, Massachusetts; and 4 hours southwest to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital.


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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