New York, New York
Discover the Worlds Within
Picture Fordham as a laboratory where you can explore the deepest meaning and fullest measure of success. In the process you will acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in your chosen field. Fordham offers you both the firm foundation and the competitive edge that will make you a leader at work and a success in your life.
Get to know Fordham University
WITHIN FORDHAM, WITHIN YOURSELF
The true college experience is a journey of self-discovery. At Fordham, every student has the opportunity to discover his or her true self, through academics, service, spiritual reflection, and athletics.
TWO DISTINCTIVE CAMPUSES
With its two distinctive residential campuses—green and gothic Rose Hill, on 85 acres adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo; and cosmopolitan Lincoln Center, in the heart of Manhattan, across from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—Fordham offers students virtually unlimited possibilities for learning and personal growth. Students often say, “New York is my campus. Fordham is my school.”
THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES AND INTERNSHIPS
Fordham draws students from across the country and around the world, who want to live and learn in the global capital of commerce and culture. The university offers one of the most extensive internship programs in the country. Students choose from more than 2,600 internship options in business, communications, education, government, healthcare, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields. The office of career services also offers workshops, career days, one-on-one career counseling, and on-campus interviews with major corporations. Students compete for and earn prestigious fellowships and scholarships—including Fulbright, Truman, and Mellon scholarships, and other competitive awards. And each year, 4,000 students engage in community service, both locally and in distant corners of the world, through the university’s award-winning global outreach program.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
Fordham invites students to enjoy a wealth of resources and experiences, and dedicated professors who challenge students to excel within a supportive community.
Fordham has a proud history of approaching education in a distinctly Jesuit way, one that emphasizes cura personalis, a commitment to nurturing the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—and challenging students to surpass their perceived limitations. This kind of education unites both heart and mind, and at Fordham, this occurs within and beyond the classroom.
Fordham’s world-class faculty are committed to teaching and research. In small classes (the average class size is 23, and the university boasts a 14 to 1 student to faculty ratio), these scholars and mentors challenge students to develop to their full potential—and they give each student the individual attention he or she needs to excel.
Students choose from more than 60 majors and academic programs in the liberal and performing arts, sciences, and business. Every student also completes a rich core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, religion, the social sciences, and the arts. This curriculum is designed to nurture curiosity and inspire a lifelong love of learning.
UNIQUE ACADEMIC OFFERINGS
Special academic offerings include honors programs; study abroad; dual-degree programs with Fordham’s graduate schools; and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, and other health professions. Fordham’s G.L.O.B.E. international business program combines liberal arts and business courses, and prepares students for multinational careers. Undergraduate students often collaborate with faculty on original research, and they also work with faculty and staff to prepare to compete for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships and other prestigious fellowships and scholarships.
NEW YORK CITY
New York City provides unparalleled internship and career advantages, but it also offers students a never-ending list of things to see and do—from Broadway theatre, museums, and concerts to major-league sports or a bike ride through Central Park.
Fordham’s two residential campuses are easily accessible by public and private transportation. The university’s Ram Van service also makes it easy for students to enjoy the social and academic life of the two campuses.
Strong orientation programs, special freshman seminars, and active faculty advising ensure a smooth transition to college life. Integrated learning communities in the residence halls on the Rose Hill campus give students the chance to collaborate with other students, staff, and faculty to design social, service, and educational activities and events throughout the year. Students majoring in pre-health professions are mentored by resident upper-level students in the new Science Integrated Learning Community. The Lincoln Center campus features McMahon Hall, a 20-story complex that provides apartment-style living and great views of Manhattan. Fordham’s state-of-the-art facilities also include one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the country.
ENERGETIC STUDENT BODY
More than 143 student organizations offer a remarkable range of programming that capitalizes on the cultural resources of New York City. An extensive athletics program includes 23 varsity sports and a range of club and intramural sports. Each year, the community-service program gives hundreds of students an opportunity to work together on volunteer projects at dozens of sites in New York City, including soup kitchens, nursing homes, transitional shelters, hospitals, and community parks.
LEADERS READY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD
Fordham will empower you to pursue your dreams and goals—during your college years and in the future. Through an extensive career planning and placement program, a large pool of proactive alumni, and a vast array of opportunities for real world experience, Fordham will help you find your place in the world—and inspire you to enrich it.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 580 | 75th Percentile: 680
25th Percentile: 590 | 75th Percentile: 690
25th Percentile: 27 | 75th Percentile: 31
25th Percentile: 26 | 75th Percentile: 30
25th Percentile: 27 | 75th Percentile: 33
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $16,845