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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
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
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
1250-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,011/ 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
$29,468/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

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.130 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,149Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
496
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
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%
  • Fun, relaxed, hardworking people from nice towns
    13%
  • Rich snobby east coasters
    12%
  • 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.107 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Jesuit education in NYC
    23%
  • The best overall college experience in NYC
    21%
  • A mixed bag
    14%
  • A true New York experience
    11%
  • Small classes, welcoming environment
    9%
  • It was worth going to
    8%
  • Great city, terrible school
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $59,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    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

    Fordham University Reviews

    1,753 reviews
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    The best part about Fordham University is the community and environment. Fordham has an attitude of acceptance and is a close-knit community that I really enjoy being a part of. I met friends at Fordham quickly, and really like how comfortable I have become with them. I am excited for my next three years at Fordham, where I will meet many more friends like those I have at this point. The environment is another huge selling point for Fordham. The close proximity to New York City (20 minute train ride to Manhattan) provides plenty of opportunities to explore the city with friends. A big concern at Fordham (especially for parents) is safety. Fordham takes safety very seriously, and provides a comfortable environment for all of its students. I have never felt unsafe at Fordham. Fordham University is a great community, with a beautiful campus and an awesome environment surrounding the school in NYC. I highly recommend applying and visiting to get a taste of it for yourself!
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    Fordham University is a great school that provides rigorous academics, however, can feel isolating for commuter students. The workload requires an established study schedule and dedication however, students know how to unwind. There are a variety of clubs for almost every interest and anyone is free to join. The major con about Fordham is some of the students are indeed way too condescending and do not understand their white privilege, tuition rates go up every year, and Fordham lies about diversity and connecting the local surroundings with the school. The school is okay! If you can survive and know how to deal with imposter syndrome, go for it. I mean, Rose Hill is beautiful.
    At Fordham University, I feel very happy with my experience as a student who just completed their freshman year. The campus was beautiful, the student/faculty community was very welcoming, and the classes were engaging. I am seeing great benefits to being in close proximity to NYC, not only for entertainment but for job opportunities and internships in the future. I greatly appreciate the Jesuit values instilled, as they allow me to expand my thinking and understanding of others. I am looking forward to what my next three years at Fordham will offer!