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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
About Fordham University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
From Fordham University

Founded in 1841, Fordham offers an urban educational experience rooted in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor and respect for the individual. Students choose from more than 60 majors and complete a core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, theology, philosophy, and the arts. Fordham has two residential campuses: Rose Hill, adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo; and Lincoln Center, in the cultural heart of Manhattan near Central Park. As the Jesuit University of NYC, Fordham is a place where talent and intellect are nurtured and dreams are achieved.

Fordham University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$38,503/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,530/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.128 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,132Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
467
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Alternative or off-beat, artsy, wealthy
    18%
  • Smart kids, wealthy background, partiers
    15%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Rich snobby east coasters
    12%
  • Fun, relaxed, hardworking people from nice towns
    10%
  • Hard working but stiff and a bit sheltered
    9%
  • Theatrical
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.105 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.169 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Jesuit education in NYC
    24%
  • The best overall college experience in NYC
    20%
  • A mixed bag
    13%
  • A true New York experience
    12%
  • Small classes, welcoming environment
    9%
  • It was worth going to
    8%
  • Great city, terrible school
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $59,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    79%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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    Fordham University Reviews

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    Bachelor's degree, Lincoln Center campus, class of 1998.
    I took classes at both campuses though my home campus was in Manhattan.

    The Bronx Rose Hill Campus I didn't like, at ALL! Very elitist, snobby students that have been sheltered by their upper middle class or well-to-do parents. Sadly, the BRONX campus is divided by race and ethnicity. Very segregated, so you see the white Irish with other white Irish, Italian American with other Italian Americans, Latinos, with Latinos, blacks with blacks. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 there were in the Bronx campus a few racial incidents.
    The classes and professors at both locations are rigorous and HARD GRADERS. You have good professors and then you have a few very arrogant elitists, that no matter how hard you work, they will always give you a mediocre grade. All it takes is one professor to mess up your entire grade point average. Research each professor in "RATE MY PROFESSOR."
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    I love studying at Fordham University because of all the connections I am able to have and make. Not only is the Lincoln Center campus located in the heart of Manhattan, it is also full of passionate professors and hard-working students that want to make a difference in the world. There are so many extracurricular clubs and events happening that you are never bored!
    There are some negative aspects of Fordham, as with any college. The university provides sub-par food, which is improving. The administration that claims to be opening and accepting often takes the agendas of the donors over the needs of the students. The cost of tuition is insane and there's a large divide between commuter students and residential students. That being said, the school provides a diverse, fun social scene. The academics are really awesome and encourage free thought, critical thinking, and moral consciousness. The city life fused with the original college experience at the Rose Hill campus gives students a lot to do and provides a really different experience than most colleges that rely on dismal, superficial greek life. All and all, Fordham University (while expensive and very institutionalized) offers students a stellar Jesuit education and the excitement of life in New York City,