Fordham

Fordham University

441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,622
  • Class Notes
    3,170
  • Textbook Notes
    817
  • Study Guides
    629
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,919
  • Previously Enrolled
    727

Overview of Fordham University (Fordham)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,599
    • Men:4,075 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:5,524 Women (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Fordham)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fordham University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
441 East Fordham Road
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10458
Phone
(718) 817-4000
Fax
(718) 367-9404
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 45,147 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 27,077 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 18,070 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,720 (13%) of 20,966 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,544 (12%) of 12,771 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,176 (14%) of 8,195 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.65
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
662 average |610-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
33%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
49%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Fordham)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,986 (70.58%)
  • Room & Board: - $17,445 (24.15%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,012 (1.4%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,796 (3.87%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fordham University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002722
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,891 (86.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,298 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,296 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
416 (32.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$36,410
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,252 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,133
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 827 (63.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,719
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 396 (30.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
569 (26.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,451

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,226 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,406 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,400 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,449 (26.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$34,723
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,191 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,682 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,504
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,137 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,642 (18.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,059

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,735
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Foreign Languages
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Handicapped Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Fordham)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


735

Part-Time Faculty


887

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,657,660
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fordham University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


74.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.5%

Programs & Majors (Fordham)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (98)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Ministry, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (51)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conservation Biology
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies

Campus Life (Fordham)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


50% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fordham University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,132

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,599
Women
5,524
Men
4,075

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 10.7% Asian
  • 4.3% Black/African-American
  • 15.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.2% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


8.5% from 74 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


6,438

Student Resources (Fordham)