A-
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
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Fordham University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
45%
SAT Range
1170-1370
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$38,008/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,248/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,904/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,301/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,865/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,049/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,329Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • 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
    9%
  • Hard working but stiff and a bit sheltered
    9%
  • Theatrical
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.92 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.156 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Jesuit education in NYC
    26%
  • The best overall college experience in NYC
    18%
  • A mixed bag
    14%
  • A true New York experience
    13%
  • It was worth going to
    10%
  • Small classes, welcoming environment
    8%
  • Decent school, great community, bad administration
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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First, the core is ridiculous (e.g 2 religion/2 philosophy classes), you don't get to choose your schedule 1st semester so most people take the most random/irrelevant classes. Doesn't seem worth it to spend 50k+ to not be able to take a single class that interests you. Third, it's very cliquey and most people are only friends with their floormates-I do love the people on my floor, but it can get exhausting. There is little diversity and most kids are wealthy. No party scene, so get ready to spend tons of money in the city. The dorms are great but often get so hot they're inhospitable and you have little control over the thermostat. Food isn't great, and if you're vegan there are no options so be prepared to buy a lot of groceries. With that, NYC is an awesome city with endless possibilities. If you choose Fordham, my advice is to not let yourself get stuck in your room; instead, explore the city, learn to balance your time, and try to make friends outside of the school!
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Fordham University (LC) is in the heart of manhattan. The theater program is a BA program that clocks about the same hours as a BFA. The training is rigorous and the academics are top notch. There is an extremely high employment wait for design and production majors and a large alumni network sometimes referred to as "The Fordham Mafia." Take the academics seriously, they are valuable if you take the time to put effort into them. Do not go to Fordham if you are a straight Female looking for a college romance- most of the guys are gay.

The party scene isn't that impressive in LC; The Bronx campus is the place to go on the weekends. And the Campus food isn't as bad as it used to be. Freshman housing is absolutely sinfully lovely with private bathrooms and a gorgeous view. Perhaps thats why it is approximately 1billion dollars!

Fordham is a really lovely school for smart people who are serious about their work and play.
Fordham is a great great great school. I'm at Lincoln Center. The core is a bit crazy but doable. Also I'm pretty upset about the fact that there's no trans-inclusive housing because it's a Catholic school. Otherwise, though, it's a really great experience so far. The professors are generally good, student life is awesome, living in midtown is incredible, and everyone is SO sweet. I love it here!