Bronx, NY 10458
Fordham University (Domestic and International Students) is a private religious university in NY, founded in 1841 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 9,399, and the graduate enrollment is 6,965. Fordham University (Domestic and International Students) is a highly selective school, receiving 47,936 applications and accepting 52.5% of applicants. Fordham University (Domestic and International Students)’s athletics teams compete at the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Additionally, Fordham University (Domestic and International Students) employs 753 full-time instructional staff (94% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 13:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Fordham University will apply through the Common Application. Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application, but have the option to answer specific questions pertaining to the university.
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- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Character/Personal Qualities - Important
- Application Essay - Important
- Extracurricular Activities - Important
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Fordham University has attained the status of a private research university, with several facilities worldwide under its name. The facilities include three main campuses in and around New York City, a biological field station in Ammonic, New York, a small campus in London, and field offices that house undergraduate study programs in Granada, Spain, and Pretoria, South Africa.
The school’s three main campuses are the Rose Hill campus located in the Bronx, which spans 85 acres; the Lincoln Center Campus, which spans 8 acres of land; and the Westchester campus, which spans 32 acres. The Rose Hill campus itself is home to most academic, administrative, athletic, and recreational facilities. The buildings feature nineteenth-century architecture, with some of the buildings noted within the National Register for Historic Places (like the university church). The campus is also home to most of the undergraduate programs offered by the schools. In contrast, the other two campuses (the Lincoln Center Campus and Westchester Campus) contain more graduate programs.
The school’s main campuses contain ten colleges and schools, including four undergraduate schools and six graduate and professional schools, while the abroad study programs offer over 130 opportunities for international students. Fordham University is rated among the top selective and highly competitive schools. It also ranks 66th and 1035th amongst the best universities nationally and globally. Furthermore, the school has an intense research activity that classified it as an R2 Doctorate University and a strong curriculum in military science.
- 49% of students live on campus
- No special consideration for housing for freshmen
The Fordham University housing system operates on strict Jesuit ethics. It is a coeducational institution with nine housing complexes in different traditional styles; housing is single-gender only. The structures are divided between men and women, ranging from residence halls to apartment-style buildings. The residence halls are located at the Rose Hill campus, and the campus also contains Jesuit residencies. Graduate students are provided with residence on and off-campus.
Life as a Student
Fordham University contains a beautiful environment for the best living-learning experience. This can be seen in the facilities and the organizations available on-campus. Its Rose Hill campus shares borders with many tourist centers in New York City, including the small Italy of New York. The school is also home to the Rams (the school’s athletic team), who compete at the Atlantic 10 conference in the NCAA Division 1.
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Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Student security patrol
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Health Center
- Psychological Counseling
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
More than 93% of incoming first-years received some form of financial aid and Fordham University also provides opportunities for students to earn grants and scholarships in line with specific qualifying criteria.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition - $54,730
- Fees - $1,431
- Room and Board (On-Campus) - $21,035
- Books - $1,040
- Travel - $1,040
- Misc. - $1,910
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (On-Campus) - $81,186
Fordham University has been in existence for 180 years, making it the third-oldest university in New York and the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the Northeastern United States. It was founded based on rigorous Jesuit educational studies by a Coadjutor bishop of New York and had a history of being presided by Catholic priests. The school comprises Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester campuses. These campuses share ten colleges and schools, offering over 60 degrees for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The school is associated with many alumni worldwide and has graduated from US governors to US Attorney Generals and billionaires.
John Hughes founded Fordham University in 1841 after acquiring 106 acres in 1839 at Rose Hill Manor farm, located in a village in Fordham, New York. The institution opened as the St. Joseph Seminary school in partnership with St. John’s College and had six students in attendance on June 24th, 1841. It later built its first seminary church, Our Lady of Mercy, and in 1846, the New York state legislature approved and signed the school charter. In the same year, John Hughes sold the St. John’s college to the Jesuits, who arrived three months after its charter.
In 1847, the College of St. Francis Xavier opened, making it Fordham’s first school in Manhattan, and it became independently chartered in 1861. St. John’s curriculum was divided into two: a preparatory school requiring four years of study in religion, Latin, Greek, grammar, literature, mathematics, geography, and history, and a college that offered three years of study in poetry and rhetoric. In addition, during the Civil War, some of the school’s alumni helped in the fight. After the Civil War ended, the school was renamed Fordham University on March 7th, 1907, and in 1913, the St. Francis Xavier college was closed to make way for other colleges. Today, the school is home to ten colleges, with four offering undergraduate programs and six offering graduate and professional programs.