Fordham University

Fordham University

New York, NY
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
57%
43%
student ratio
9,258
total students
Tuition Cost $49,645 | $49,645
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $33,566
January 1
fall application deadline
45%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
640
sat math
620
sat reading
631
sat writing
29
act composite

Overview

NYC's Fordham University, a Leader in the Liberal Arts, Offers More Than 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.

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. Approximately 8,300 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs at Fordham's four undergraduate colleges: the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham College at Rose Hill, and the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies. 

More than half of Fordham's undergraduates live on the university's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Qualifying students have a unique opportunity to spend their freshman years in a progressive living-learning dormitory known as an Integrated Learning Community (ILC). The facility integrates Fordham's renowned intellectual tradition with experience-based learning.

One of the greatest benefits for Fordham students is its prime location in New York City. Fordham constantly implements programs that explore the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual diversity of NYC and beyond. It is hard to find a college of liberal arts 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.

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. Situated on a spacious green campus amidst magnificent Gothic architecture, FCRH offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs to nearly 3,700 undergraduates.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Fordham's Manhattan campus 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. The area is a thriving cultural center, and is also home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet, and the Juilliard School. FCLC's nationally recognized B.F.A. in Dance program collaborates with the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, located just blocks from campus.

Since its founding, graduates of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have gone on to outstanding careers in business, politics, entertainment, and theater. 

Fordham Gabelli School of Business

One of the nation's finest undergraduate business schools, Fordham's Gabelli School of Business in New York City 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.

An ideal location for a school of business, New York City creates endless opportunities for students from across the country and around the world through internship programs at over 100 outstanding companies. Gabelli also offers the CEO Breakfast Club, where students informally discuss timely issues with top executives.

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies

The Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies welcomes adult students who are looking to complete or to begin their college degrees. Courses are offered online as well as at the Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, or Westchester campuses. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends to meet the scheduling needs of adults juggling work and family obligations.

A Rich Campus Life

More than 160 student organizations offer a remarkable range of activities. Student life programming also capitalizes on the resources of New York City and its mosaic of cultural experiences. An extensive athletics program includes 23 varsity sports and a range of club and intramural sports. Reflecting the values-centered education that is a Fordham hallmark, student complete more than 1 million hours of service annually.


Location & Contact

441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
USA

Dr.Patricia Peek

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 718-817-3706
Fax: 718-367-9404
Email: peek@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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Neuroscience
      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.
    • Finance
      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
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • 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 Languages
      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-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.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law 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.
    • 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 Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      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 History, Criticism and Conservation
      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.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

45% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied44,816
    • Accepted20,268
    • Acceptance Rate45%
    • Enrolled9,258
    • Female Applicants27,752
    • Females Accepted12,693
    • Female Acceptance Rate45%
    • Male Applicants17,064
    • Males Accepted7,575
    • Male Acceptance Rate44%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $70
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Common Application or Fordham Application
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.64
  • 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 November 1st December 20th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 620 580 680
    • SAT Math 640 590 690
    • SAT Writing 631 690 680
    • ACT Composite 29 27 31
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$49,645
    • Out-of-state tuition *$49,645
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,341
    • Room and board *$17,445
    • 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$33,566
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$34,004
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$31,704
    • Average Loan Aid:$6,396
    • Average Grant Aid:$15,724
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$25,493
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 78%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 29%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students9,258
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.37%
    • Black or African American4.39%
    • White or Caucasian58.6%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.12%
    • Asian9.51%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.08%
    • Two or more races2.97%
    • Unknown or International Student2.25%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.73% representing 73 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students57% 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 57%
  • 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
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash No Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Water polo No Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 1 No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Squash No No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,569
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 11,602 students to 826 faculty


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