9,599
Students
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34,723
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
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46%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

NYC's Fordham University, a Leader in the Liberal Arts, Offers More Than 60 Undergraduate Majors

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 offers 60 major areas of undergraduate study in the liberal arts, the sciences, the performing arts, and business administration in one of the world's most stimulating cities. 

A pioneer in interdisciplinary degrees in the liberal arts, Fordham University creates powerful, cross-disciplinary learning experiences for undergraduates and graduates with collaborating faculty members from different departments. The programs prepare students for meaningful careers as sound and ethically centered leaders in a complex global society.

Since 1841, Fordham University has been an integral part of New York City's personality and character. More than 9,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs at Fordham's three traditional undergraduate colleges: Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham College at Rose Hill, and the Gabelli School of Business. 

Qualifying students have a unique opportunity to spend their first year in a progressive living-learning dormitory known as an Integrated Learning Community (ILC), which integrates Fordham's renowned intellectual tradition with experience-based learning with the residence hall community. 

Whether they are residents or commuters, students take advantage of the university's prime location in New York City. Fordham constantly implements programs that explore the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual diversity of the city and beyond. It is hard to find a liberal arts college of undergraduate business school that offers such high-caliber programs in and outside the classroom in the renowned Jesuit educational tradition of excellence.

Highly Acclaimed Fordham University Faculty Challenge and Support Students

Fordham's international faculty members are leading scholars and researchers who regularly publish and present their pioneering research findings at national and international conferences. In keeping with the Jesuit University's commitment to excellence, professors create challenging learning experiences for undergraduates in classrooms, research labs, and on field trips around NYC.

Faculty members also serve as academic advisers, helping students choose stimulating courses from the core curriculum, decide on majors and minors, and take advantage of the expansive intellectual opportunities Fordham has to offer—including positions with one of the 2,600 New York-based organizations in the university’s internship program.

Fordham College at Rose Hill

Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), the university's oldest and largest undergraduate liberal arts college, was founded in 1841. It was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the northeastern United States. Located on the 85 green and Gothic acres of the Rose Hill campus and located across the street from the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, FCRH offers more than 60 undergraduate majors to 4,000 undergraduates.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is a tight-knit liberal arts college located on Fordham's Lincoln Center campus. This Manhattan campus—located just steps from Central Park and Broadway—opened in 1968 as part of the Lincoln Square Urban Renewal Project, which also brought the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the cultural center of NYC to the neighborhood. FCLC offers more than 60 undergraduate majors to 2,000 undergraduates, and the school's nationally recognized B.F.A. in Dance program collaborates with the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, located just blocks from campus.

Fordham Gabelli School of Business

One of the nation's finest undergraduate business schools, Fordham's Gabelli School of Business is devoted to developing ethical business professionals who can effectively manage in various challenging leadership roles in our global society. Courses are offered at the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

The added value of Fordham's undergraduate school of business is that it is in the geographic epicenter of international business. Fordham students are encouraged to spend a semester or a summer participating in international excursions, business internships, and service projects in Europe, China, and other countries.

A Rich Campus Life

More than 180 student organizations offer a remarkable range of activities. Student life programming reaches beyond Fordham's campuses and capitalizes on the resources of New York City and its mosaic of cultural experiences. An extensive athletics program includes 22 varsity sports and a range of club and intramural sports. Reflecting the values-centered education that is a Fordham hallmark, students complete more than 1 million hours of service annually.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Undergraduate Admission, Duane Library
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. Patricia Peek
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Email: peek@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-3706
Fax: 718-367-9404

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45,147
Applied
20,966
Accepted
9,599
Enrolled
46%
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Female Admissions

27,077
Females Applied
12,771
Females Accepted
47%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

18,070
Males Applied
8,195
Males Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.65
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended One recommendation
Other requirements: Common Application

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 659 620 700
SAT Math 662 610 710
ACT Composite 29 27 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,285
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Fees

1,402
Full-time student fees
17,969
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

34,723
Avg. Financial Aid Package
36,410
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
27,534
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
8,514
Avg. Loan Aid
17,059
Avg. Grant Aid
26,457
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
27%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,599
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.26%
Black or African American 3.93%
White or Caucasian 57.79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 9.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.38%
Other 2.11%

Gender

Male (42.45%)
Female (57.55%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 50%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
President's Ball, Homecoming Weekend and Spring Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
United Student Government, Commuting Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Ambassador Program (Admission Department Student Tour Guides) and Campus Activities Board

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security at each campus entrance and at residence halls

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No

Faculty

1,622
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 735
Part-time - 887
Male - 896
Female - 726
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