9,258
Students
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
47
47%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

New York City's Fordham University, a Leader of Liberal Arts Universities, 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.

Fordham attracts international undergraduate students from 73 countries because of its high-caliber programs, low student-to-faculty ratio, and location in the heart of the world's most stimulating city. Fordham is one of the finest colleges in New York City for international students.

With an undergraduate population of more than 9,000 students and unparalleled attention to each individual, Fordham University provides an intimate and caring setting that helps ease students' transitions into college life.

Fordham’s two liberal arts colleges (Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College at Rose Hill) offer more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in the humanities, the liberal arts, the performing arts, and the sciences, including majors such as political science, urban studies, dance, and Latin American and Latino studies. The Gabelli School of Business curriculum is grounded in the concept of business with purpose, preparing students to succeed in the business world while remaining ethically and globally minded. Students in all three 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.

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. It is located just across the street from the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo.

Fordham's Manhattan campus is located just blocks from Central Park, next to the world-famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a cultural hub of professional symphony, opera, ballet, and modern dance companies and home of the renowned Juilliard School. 

International Student Orientation Day and Resources at Fordham University

The Office for International Services (OIS) is a resource center for the university's international community and their interests. For international noncitizen students, the office facilitates their adjustment to life in the United States by assisting students in matters concerning immigration, such as visas, status, SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 forms, employment, and travel authorizations. This office also provides international 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 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.

One of the greatest academic resources for students is our advising program. Faculty members serve as academic advisers, helping students choose stimulating courses from the core curriculum, decide on majors and minors, and take advantage of the wide array of intellectual opportunities Fordham has to offer both on and off campus.

Fordham's expansive library system is another invaluable resource for the student body. Fordham undergraduates find it easy to study and research any subject at the university libraries, which house more than 2.2 million volumes, as well as 57,000 journals, 439,000 full-text books, and 109,000 government documents online.

A Rich Campus Life

More than 180 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 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 service hours annually.

Getting Around New York City

Fordham provides a regular, reliable shuttle service called the Ram Van 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 Four-Season Climate

Situated on the large and natural New York harbor on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States and the southeastern tip of New York state, New York City is the largest city and metropolitan area in the country. With a city population of over 8 million residents and a metropolitan area encompassing 20 million residents, New York City is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States, and is home to a rich and vibrant immigrant population. The city consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, the 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 Fahrenheit. 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.

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. 

It is also easy to travel to New York City to several other prominent cities: two hours southwest to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three hours southwest to Baltimore, Maryland; four hours northeast to Boston, Massachusetts; and four hours southwest to Washington, D.C., the nation's capital.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Undergraduate Admission, Duane Library
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. Patricia Peek
Director 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
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
African Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Modern Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Accounting And Computer Science Checkmark
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
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
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42,811
Applied
20,366
Accepted
9,258
Enrolled
48%
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Female Admissions

25,845
Females Applied
12,506
Females Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

16,966
Males Applied
7,860
Males Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.64
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 or Fordham 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
ACT Composite 29 27 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

47,850
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Fees

1,223
Full-time student fees
16,845
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

Student Body

9,258
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.37%
Black or African American 4.39%
White or Caucasian 58.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 9.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.97%
Other 2.25%

Gender

Male (42.82%)
Female (57.18%)

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 55%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
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
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No 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 No 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
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Squash No No No
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 No Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No

Faculty

1,598
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 737
Part-time - 861
Male - 844
Female - 754
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