Fordham University

Campus Description

Fordham University, an independent institution offering an education based in the Jesuit tradition, has two major campuses in New York City. The Rose Hill campus is an 85-acre campus located next to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. The Lincoln Center campus, with a 20-story residence hall, is located in the middle of Manhattan, across from one of the world's greatest cultural centers, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Fordham has four full-time undergraduate colleges, and six graduate/professional schools, offering a broad range of studies in liberal arts and sciences, business administration, social service, education and law. Pre-professional studies in law and medicine are popular programs, as well as the opportunity to study abroad. Fordham also works with more than 2,000 organizations in the New York metropolitan area to arrange internships for students in fields such as business, communications, medicine, law and education.

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Duane Library, 441 East Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY, 10458 

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus- 113 West 60th St., New York, NY 10023; phone: 212.636.6710

Toll-free 800.FORDHAM or 718.817.4000

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, First Professional


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, indoor/outdoor track, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track, soccer, squash, swimming/diving, tennis, water polo.

Club Sports: baseball, basketball, crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate frisbee.

Clubs and Activities

Fordham offers over 185 clubs including: nearly two dozen multicultural organizations; over one dozen in the performing arts; one of the nation's best debate teams; active student governing bodies; several groups with a sociopolitical or service orientation; and many pre-professional societies. Check out Fordham's student life at 

Featured Programs

New majors: Bachelor’s (BS in global business, BS in integrative neurosciene, BA in humanitarian studies, BA in new media and digital design); BFA in dance; BS/MBA Program; Minor (Fashion Studies); Honors Programs; 3+2 cooperative engineering program with Columbia University and Case Western Reserve University; 3+3 law program; 5-year integrated teacher education program; WFUV (on-campus NPR affiliate); Integrated Learning Communities (living/learning).

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 8,701 (Full-time: 3,622 men, 4,664 women; Part-time: 178 men, 237 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 6,234 (Full-time: 1,585 men, 2,493 women; Part-time: 710 men, 1,446 women)
79% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
46% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 580 – 670
SAT math range: 590 – 680
ACT range: 27 – 31
96% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
4% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American5.3%not available
% Asian9.5%not available
% Hispanic / Latino13.6%not available
% White, Non-Hispanic58.9%not available
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%not available
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%not available
% International / Nonresident Alien7.1%not available
% Two or more races3.8%not available
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity1.5%not available

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$47,317 per year, or $1,537 per credit hour
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- January 1, early action and early decision November 1, priority performance deadline for dance and theatre applicants November 1; spring- November 1
Transfer Applications:
fall- June 1; spring- November 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
For early action and early decision CSS Profile December 4, FAFSA February 10. For regular decision CSS Profile and FAFSA February 10. (FAFSA needed for federal aid determination; CSS Profile needed for institutional aid determination).
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- CSS Profile and FAFSA May 1; spring- CSS Profile and FAFSA November 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Common Application; HS transcript; SAT or ACT; essay; 1 letter of recommendation; SAT Subject Tests optional.
Transfers: Common Application; final HS transcript; college transcripts; essay; letter of recommendation or letter of good standing from Dean of University Registrar; faculty letter of recommendation not required but encouraged; SAT or ACT waived for applicants with more than 30 credit hours.
International: Results from an English language proficiency exam required.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Merit Scholarships, BFA in dance and BA in theatre performance scholarships