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Fordham University
New York, NY
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,258
   Women 5,294 (57.2%)
   Men 3,964 (42.8%)
Graduate Students 6,324
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 42,811 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 636 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 623 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $69,708
  Tuition and Fees $49,073
  Room and Board $16,845
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $34,004
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 737
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 28% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
New York Population 8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing 77% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Ram
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.3% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.5% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students 7.7% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%