Fordham, founded in 1841, is a church-affiliated university. Its 85-acre Rose Hill campus is located in the Bronx, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo. Its seven-acre Lincoln Center campus is located in Manhattan.

Website: www.fordham.edu/

Private
Co-ed
9,645
Undergraduate
Students
(57.3%) 5,530 Women
(42.7%) 4,115 Men
6,870
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 46,308 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
666 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,538
Tuition and Fees
$52,687
Room and Board
$17,969
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$39,758
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,429
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
742
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.9% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
16.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.1% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
8.8% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
441 East Fordham Road
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10458
Phone
(718) 817-4000
Fax
(718) 367-9404
E-mail
enroll@fordham.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 20
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 46,308 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 27,838 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 18,470 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,720 (13%) of 21,313 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,472 (11%) of 12,946 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,249 (15%) of 8,367 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
53% of 294 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
54% of 20,649 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
9,215
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,423
Students Admitted From Wait List
68

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.64
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
42%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
666 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
30%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
58%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 44%
Top quarter: 76%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$74,538
Tuition and Fees
$52,687
Room and Board
$17,969
Books and Supplies
$1,012
Other Expenses
$2,870
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@fordham.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Final deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002722
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,978 (86.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,372 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,372 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
391 (32.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$39,758
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,308 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,824
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 955 (63.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,515
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 309 (30.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
585 (26.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,499

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,397 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,346 (72.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,345 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,482 (26.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$38,093
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,110 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,292
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,861 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,857
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,140 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,883 (18.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,409

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,429
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Foreign Languages
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Handicapped Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
742
Part-Time Faculty
1,058
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,603,104
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2600
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Taxation
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Professional Studies, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Economics
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Taxation
  • Theology

Location and Setting


New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
93 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in New Rochelle

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Rowing x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Squash     x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Rowing x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Squash    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Rowing    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Squash x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
sailing
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, rowing, sailing

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, united student government, commuting student association, residence hall association, ambassador program (admission department student tour guides), campus activities board
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,645
Women
5,530 (57.3%)
Men
4,115 (42.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,149
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.9% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
16.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.1% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
8.8% from 77 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
6,870

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 6%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Medicine 2%
Education 5%

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