From the School

Founded in 1841, Fordham is a world-renowned Jesuit, Catholic university with two campuses in New York City. In our programs and policies, we draw on the nearly 500-year history of the Jesuits, a distinguished, intellectual, and spiritual community within the Catholic Church. We offer numerous academic challenges and expect excellence; we care for the whole person; we ask the members of our community to be men and women for others-to put their education in service to the common good.

Overview

Applicants
36,189
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average HS GPA
3.59

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
570 - 670
SAT Math
590 - 680
ACT Composite
26 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

The University offers numerous programs and services to expand the minds and hearts of students. Academic advising at Fordham puts into practice the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, the care of the whole person.

The Service Learning Program allows students to integrate serious scholarship with civic action.

The 3-3 Law Program permits qualified students to enroll at Fordham's top-ranked School of Law after three years of undergraduate study.

The Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Advising Program claims a proud history of guiding students into the country's finest medical schools; boasting a 90 percent acceptance rate for a recent graduating class.

Fordham's extensive relationships with firms and organizations provide 2,600 internship opportunities every year.

The University offers access to yearlong, semester-long, and summer study abroad programs in more than 55 countries, on six continents including the London School of Economics and La Sorbonne in Paris.

The Manresa Program is a living-learning opportunity for freshmen, who live and study together in Martyrs Court Jogues Residential College, engage with faculty in interactive seminars and participate in activities that nurture the development of the whole person.

The University's Honors Programs are intentionally small, unabashedly intense, and deeply supportive of exceptional academic ability.

Students Say

With two New York City campus locations (Rose Hill and Lincoln Center), Fordham is truly a metropolitan school, offering a great liberal arts education in a small, tight-knit community. This community of “dedicated, opinionated students” are aware of the world around them, and the university offers students “serious academic opportunities and challenges, along with amazing opportunities to become involved with urban life in NYC.”

Classes are “challenging, but you leave with a new perspective on the world— I’ll never see things the same way again,” says a junior history major. Faculty are “so accessible beyond class and are extremely willing to help,” not to mention the fact that they are “constantly researching” and at times “can ask you to help with it.” Due to the location, a lot of professors currently work in their field (particularly in the business program), or did work in their field for decades, so “they truly know the material they are teaching” and “teach practical knowledge as opposed to the theoretical.” “Their doors are always open and [they] will continue to let you know about things and events that might pertain to your major or might help you in your academic career,” says a sophomore.

Similarly, Fordham “cares a great deal about the personal development of the students outside of the classroom,” though some admit that some offices (particularly Residential Life) “aren’t very helpful at times” due to red tape. Still, the administration as a whole “keeps improving,” and “really does listen to the students and make the necessary changes.” “In the four years that I have been here, they have added two residence halls, a new building to house the school of business, a new fitness center, renovated all the science labs, and are in the process of completing the new law school and residence hall at Lincoln Center,” says a student. A wide network of alumni throughout New York City and the world also really “helps facilitate internship and career opportunities after college,” not to mention that “recruiters from all industries are here, and Fordham has the connections.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
1,635
with Terminal Degree
1,078

859
Men
776
Women
286
Minority
42
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
94%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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
No

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

Overview

From The School

Tuition for the academic year 2012-2013: $42,057; Room and board: $15,375 for double occupancy, including meal plan. For more information, visit www.fordham.edu/tuition.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Feb 1
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
$22,293

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,604

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,598

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,628

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,450
Required Fees
$732
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$999

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$2,894
Transportation for Commuters
$1,390

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

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)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

Fordham students run 135 clubs and organizations-award-winning newspapers and celebrated musical groups, ambitious academic societies and vibrant cultural groups. A few examples: Mimes and Mummers is one of the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical troupes. Our top-ranked Fordham Debate Society is the eighth oldest collegiate debate society in the United States.

Fordham claims a proud history of intercollegiate athletic competition. We support 22 NCAA Division I teams; cheerleading; seven club teams, including our league champion ice hockey team; a spirited intramural program; and many recreational programs.

Students Say

Fordham’s population is really diverse, which is “reflective of a New York City population,” but there is a fair number of “Caucasian Catholics, usually Italian or Irish,” who come from “upper-middle class families” in the Northeast. The school “is not cliquey at all,” and students use their freshman dorms or “a wide range of clubs and extracurriculars” in order to fit in. This “intelligent” crew is “eager to gain work experience” and explore the city, and is “very active in campus life and community service.” Students here “are ambitious about their classes as well as their future careers.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,345
Out of State
49%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
65

Demographics

9.31%
Asian
4.61%
African-American
14.89%
Hispanic
64.94%
Caucasian
2.55%
Unknown
5.85%
International

54% female
46% male
49% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School

Fordham's Rose Hill campus is located in the Bronx, one of New York's most diverse, multifaceted boroughs; only a 20-minute ride from Grand Central Terminal. The quintessential college campus is spread across 85 green, leafy acres, with several athletic fields and distinguished Gothic buildings.

Fordham's Lincoln Center campus is located in midtown Manhattan, in one of the nation's premier cultural destinations. Situated on eight landscaped acres, the campus is adjacent to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a few blocks from Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the headquarters of major media corporations.

Students Say

New York City is beloved by all at Fordham, and the affection spills over into the school. “Fordham is my school, New York is my campus.” At the Rose Hill location in the Bronx you get “a beautiful gated campus with the city just minutes away”; at the Lincoln Center location (home to the Theatre Department) you’re right in the thick of things. Either way, you “still have the college campus feel” and “truly get the best of both worlds.”

Fittingly, “tons of students like to go into the city for fun and see Broadway shows, sporting events, or just walk around.” There is also a ton of (free) stuff to do on campus (“as dictated by University law, there must be at least three activities per night every night”) including “movie nights, parties for 21-plus seniors, and intramurals.” “Although ‘college partying’ is a thing here” (note: there is no Greek life at Fordham), there are students who choose not to do so, and “they are not alone.” Students tend to work hard during the week, but “day-to-day life is very easygoing and relaxed, with students always hanging out in each other’s rooms.” Many students (especially business and communication students) have internships.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
57%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
165
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

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


LGBT Support Groups: Pride Alliance (Rose Hill) and Rainbow Alliance (Lincoln Center).

Minority Support Groups: Fordham offers nearly two dozen multicultural organizations that are student run with faculty advisors.

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

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
1400

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

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
New Residence Hall and Law School Building at Lincoln center Campus
Hughes Hall - new home of the Gabelli School of Business
Edwards Parade/Keating Hall (Rose Hill)
William D. Walsh Family Library (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 (Little Italy) (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

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation


Local Accommodations
Fordham University's Rose Hill campus is in the Bronx, the borough of New York City that is north of Manhattan. The closest place to stay is in Yonkers at Holiday Inn (125 Tuckahoe Rd.; 914-476-3800) only 15 minutes away. Rates are moderate. Days Inn (Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford; 914-592-5680), 25 minutes away, is always a reliable, inexpensive choice. It also has an outdoor pool and health club privileges. For an indoor pool, pick the Ramada Inn (540 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford; 914-592-3300). Rates range from moderate to expensive. Options in upper Manhattan include Holiday Inn (440 W. 57th St.; 212-581-8100), which is located three blocks from the Lincoln Center campus. Also check out Comfort Inn Central Park West (31 West 71st Street; 212-721-4770) or Days Inn (790 8th Ave; 212-581-7000). A slightly more expensive option may be the Hudson Hotel (356 West 58th St. @ Columbus Ave.; 212-554-6000). See our website for more details.
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Key Stats

36,189
Applicants
8,345
Size
47%
Acceptance Rate
1260
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists