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Fordham University: A New York Campus

AFordham education blends a rigorous curriculum with the resources, culture, and energy of New York City. Fordham students serve as interns at the United Nations and are mentored by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. They win Google Lime Scholarships and capture prestigious Fulbright Fellowships, continuing their studies and service around the world. As the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham is a place where talent and intellect are truly nurtured and dreams are achieved.

Academic excellence
Students choose from more than 60 majors in the liberal arts, sciences, performing arts, and business and complete a rich core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, theology, philosophy, and the arts. Special offerings include honors programs, involvement in original research, study abroad, dual-degree programs with Fordham’s six graduate schools, and pre-professional programs in architecture, law, medicine, and other health professions. The secondary concentration in international business combines liberal arts and business courses, while providing students with an international perspective and an understanding of the countries and cultures in which they may one day serve. Fordham also offers a B.F.A. in dance through a unique partnership with The Ailey School. Additionally, the degree program in theatre provides the finest pre-professional training with a faculty of leading New York City professionals.

New York is our campus
Fordham draws students from around the globe who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity and opportunity of a world capital. Students can choose from more than 2,600 internship opportunities in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields.

Two distinct locations
Fordham features 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, which features a 20-story complex that provides apartment-style living and great city views. In 2014, a state-of-the-art residence tower for 430 undergraduates opened atop the new Fordham Law School building on the Lincoln Center campus. Enjoying the academic and student life of both locations is convenient with the University’s Ram Van service, which operates between the two campuses.

With its Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and care for each student, and the great city of New York as its partner, Fordham offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for learning and personal growth. Find out why Fordham students say, “New York is my campus. Fordham is my school.”




Located in a world capital of culture and commerce—New York, New York—Fordham offers a distinctive educational experience rooted in the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor and personal attention.


Type of University: Private research university (high research activity)

Size of Campus: Rose Hill, 85 acres in the Bronx; Lincoln Center, eight acres in Manhattan

Number of Students: 15,231 students attend nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. (Undergraduate international population is 5%.)

Number of Faculty: 737 full-time faculty members; student-faculty ratio is 14:1. 92% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Average class size is 23.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• Fordham College at Rose Hill: B.A. and B.S.
• Gabelli School of Business (at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center): B.S. and dual degrees: B.S./M.S. and B.S./M.B.A.
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center: B.A., B.S., and B.F.A.

Geographic Diversity: (All undergraduates, fall 2014)
• Women, 54.7%; men, 45.3%
• Underrepresented populations, 31.1%: Hispanic, 13.9%; Asian, 9.2%; African American, 4.6%; two or more racial or ethnic groups, 3.3%; Native American, 0.1%
• Geographical origins: 49 U.S. states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; U.S. Virgin Islands; and 66 countries

International Student Services: Located on both campuses: international student orientations at the start of each semester, full- and part-time ESL program options, and student cultural organizations and activities

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition     $46,120
Room and Board    $16,350
Total    $62,470

Financial Aid: Fordham offers limited merit scholarships to qualified international freshman applicants. These awards are very competitive.

Test Score Requirements: International applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. Non-native English-speaking international applicants must also submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL required: 90+ iBT; IELTS required: 7.0+

Application Deadlines and Fees:
November 1 for Early Action applicants
November 1 for Early Decision applicants
January 1 for fall Regular Decision applicants
December 1 for spring transfer applicants
June 1 for fall transfer applicants
$70 application fee

• Accounting (120-credits) RH
• Accounting (150-credits) RH
• Accounting Information Systems RH
• African and African American Studies
• American Studies
• Anthropology
• Applied Accounting and Finance RH
• Art History
• Biological Sciences RH  
• Business Administration RH
• Chemistry RH  
• Classical Civilization
• Classical Languages
• Communication and Media Studies
• Comparative Literature LC
• Computer Science
• Dance (by audition only) LC
• Economics
• Engineering Physics RH
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Finance RH
• French Language and Literature
• French Studies
• General Science RH
• German Language and Literature
• German Studies
• Global Business LC
• History
• Humanitarian Studies LC
• Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
• Information Science
• Information Systems RH
• Integrative Neuroscience
• International Political Economy RH
• International Studies LC
• Italian Language and Literature
• Italian Studies
• Latin American and Latino Studies
• Marketing RH
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Economics
• Medieval Studies
• Middle East Studies
• Music
• Natural Science LC
• New Media and Digital Design LC
• Philosophy
• Physics RH
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Social Work (B.A.S.W.)
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Spanish Studies
• Theatre (by audition only) LC
• Theology
• Undecided
• Urban Studies
• Visual Arts
• Women’s Studies

Students are required to pursue the majority of course work at specific campuses where indicated:
RH Rose Hill campus
LC Lincoln Center campus

Applicants interested in pursuing one of these majors, but who wish to apply to a different campus than that listed, can seek approval from the Dean of the College after enrollment as part of freshman academic advising.​

Fordham offers a broad range of minors and areas of concentration; for more information, call 800-FORDHAM, write to, or visit