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Fordham University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

New York, NY

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 Considered if submitted January 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
441 East Fordham Road
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10458
Phone
(800) FORDHAM
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
Required for all freshmen
Other
Applicants are encouraged to review The Office of Undergraduate Admission's "What We're Looking For" website at www.fordham.edu/info/20976/what_were_looking_for 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
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 47,930 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 29,212 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 18,718 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,702 (12%) of 21,988 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,526 (11%) of 13,628 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,176 (14%) of 8,360 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
59% of 357 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
54% of 21,167 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
8,603
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,210
Students Admitted From Wait List
1,058

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
676 average
620-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
42.16%
Score of 600 - 700
42.27%
Score of 500 - 600
14.92%
Score of 400 - 500
.65%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
664 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33.27%
Score of 600 - 700
52.52%
Score of 500 - 600
13.91%
Score of 400 - 500
.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
58.6%
Score of 24 - 29
37.7%
Score of 18 - 23
3.7%
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: 46%
Top quarter: 80%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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