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Founded in 1841, Fordham is a world-renowned Jesuit, Catholic university with two campuses in New York City. Our global and diverse community is steeped in the nearly 500-year history of the Jesuits, a religious order with an international reputation as intellectuals and professional educators. The Jesuit tradition emphasizes academic excellence, care for the whole person, and social justice. We welcome people of all faiths and of no faith, students who want to be men and women for others, to use their education to serve the common good.

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Overview

Applicants
44,816
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
28%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 690
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,569
with Terminal Degree
1,047

834
Men
735
Women
260
Minority
142
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Western European Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Ecology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Fashion Merchandising.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, Other.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

With campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan boroughs of New York City, Fordham "is a reputable and challenging school" that promotes "Jesuit values in the capital of the world." Students can't rave enough about the location in America's most famous city. "New York is my campus" is a common refrain. The school provides "a holistic Jesuit education with and emphasis on justice and the care of the whole person while taking advantage of the resources of New York City," a philosophy and classical languages major says. Just as NYC is America's great melting pot, "Fordham is a place where everyone is encouraged to feel welcome and at home." Despite being located in such a large city, the university itself is "a tight knit community with tons of opportunities for education and personal growth."

The "fantastic and engaging" professors "are knowledgeable and available." Professors here "maintain their own research and careers outside of teaching" and bring "real world experience" to classes. As at any university, professors can be "hit or miss," but overall students find the professors to be "very engaging and accessible to their students." "Though they vary in teaching technique, all care about my success in their class," one happy student says. "Open discussions" are often promoted in class. Students also praise "the alumni network and the spirit of camaraderie" that the school engenders. Fordham provides a "rigorous but rewarding" education. "Fordham is a difficult university and requires student to spend a great deal of time on academic pursuits," a political science major says, "but this workload included practical and experiential learning in New York City. This is a school where students are interested in "making a difference in the world." And the university works to develop "each student into a well-rounded student through the liberal arts core, volunteerism, and internships."


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Alan Alda
Actor

Denzel Washington
Actor

Vince Lombardi
Football Coach

John Brennan
Director, CIA

Mary Higgins Clark
Author

Charles Osgood
Journalist, Host CBS Sunday Morning

Don DeLillo
Author

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 10
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,779

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,493

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,396

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,069

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,564

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,850
Required Fees
$838
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,012

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,932
Transportation for Commuters
$1,408

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,845
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,258
Foreign Countries Represented
73

Demographics

9.55%
Asian
4.25%
African-American
14.34%
Hispanic
58.91%
Caucasian
2.14%
Unknown
7.61%
International

57% female
43% male
57% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

While the "stereotypical" Fordham student "is a white, Catholic middle-to-upper class person who is just like any other average college student," the school is more diverse than its reputation. "Fordham often gets the rep that it's a bunch of Polo wearing and Coach toting students, but that couldn't be more incorrect," a communications major confirms. This is especially true at the Lincoln Center campus, where "there is a HUGE LGBTQ community that is extremely vocal and inclusive." While the Lincoln Center campus is "very artsy," the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx "has more 'bros'" and less diversity. "There is a great sense of solidarity and community" among "minority students" and those who "stand out more." Students describe themselves as "studious, fun, open-minded, passionate" as well as "well rounded-athletic, academic, social." Many are "from the Tri-State area," but "every walk of life, expression, and style is represented." "Everyone is nice and supports each other, but there is not much interaction between the groups," one student says. The nightlife and bar scene is "very prevalent in the Bronx (Rose Hill Campus)." As one might expect from a NYC school, students care about their appearance. As one student says, it's "one of the most well-dressed campuses that I've been to!"

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other

Students Say

The students at Fordham are overall very independent and students each do their own thing. Many "are very active in clubs and activities, whether they are leadership activities, sports, or multicultural clubs, etc." Others are "indifferent about" Fordham life, and instead spend their time in New York City. They "love going into Manhattan to explore and discover new eateries, neighborhoods," "go to concerts, Broadway shows, sports games," or any of the other million activities that NYC offers. There is something of a social divide between commuter students and residents, with the latter being understandably more involved on campus. Many students combine their love of Fordham and the Big Apple, being "outgoing and studious while also into going out and exploring New York City." As one student says, "We're in New York City, but the highlight of the Fordham experience is Pugsley's pizza at 2:00 a.m ."

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For LD Only

Director
Mary Byrnes

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
180
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

40% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rams)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Rams)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: A dedicated session at Orientation to connect peers, services and offices with incoming LGBT students; campus related grous include: Pride Alliance (Rose Hill), Rainbow Alliance (Lincoln Center), Office of Multicultural Affairs Network of Support, Counseling Service's Spectrum Support Group, Campus Ministry’s Prizm Retreat

Minority Support Groups: Fordham offers nearly three dozen multicultural organizations that are student run with faculty advisors. http://www.fordham.edu/info/20908/multicultural_affairs

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: SUNY Maritime
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
75

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP, Mac

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
David Kogler
Associate Director of Campus Visitation

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Duane Library
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone
8003673426

Email
visitus@fordham.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McKeon Hall - Lincoln Center
Hughes Hall - Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill
William D. Walsh Family Library - Rose Hill
Edwards Parade/Keating Hall - Rose Hill
McGinley Student Center - Rose Hill
With three distinct campuses, there are numerous noteworthy buildings including new and recently renovated academic and extracurricular space, residence halls and athletic centers/fields. Additional space to note includes student-run coffee houses, white and black box studio spaces and historic buildings designated as NYC landmarks.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Arthur Avenue (Rose Hill)
The Bronx Zoo (Rose Hill)
NY Botanical Garden (Rose Hill)
Lincoln Center/Broadway (Lincoln Center)
Central Park (Lincoln Center)
NYC is the "captial of the world" and Fordham's three campuses are located in the center of this cultural metropolis.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
8003673426

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies between campuses

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitus@fordham.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses offer public transportation options via the subway, bus, train and taxi. LaGuardia Airport is closest, but many visitors also utilize JFK and Newark airports.

Local Accommodations
For hotel accommodations near our campuses, please see our website for more details: http://www.fordham.edu/info/20962/maps_and_di%20%20rections/3532/area_hotels


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