A Fordham education blends a rigorous curriculum with the resources, culture, and energy of New York City—a unique combination by any measure.
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 nurtured and dreams are achieved. With world-class faculty members who are committed to both teaching and research, every student is challenged to excel, and every student receives the individual attention needed to do so.
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 graduate schools, and pre-professional programs in architecture, law, medicine, and other health professions. The Bachelor of Science in Global Business program at the Lincoln Center campus offers four multidisciplinary concentrations, while providing students with an international business perspective and an understanding of the countries and cultures in which they may one day serve.
Fordham students regularly win prestigious scholarships and fellowships—Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Truman, and National Science Foundation, to name a few. In 2015–2016, students received more than 125 national or international awards to support scholarship, creative work, and professional experience at the highest level of achievement. The Campion Institute for the Advancement of Intellectual Excellence, also known as the Office for Prestigious Fellowships, is designed to shepherd students through the process.
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. Benefiting from an extensive internship program, students can choose from more than 2,600 opportunities in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields.
New York City not only provides unparalleled internship and career advantages but also a never-ending list of things to see and do, from Broadway theater, museums, and music to major league sports or a bike ride through Central Park.
Two distinct locations
Fordham features two residential campuses: Rose Hill, which is 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 modern, state-of-the-art residence tower for 430 undergraduates opened atop the new Fordham Law School building on the Lincoln Center campus. Both campuses are easily accessible by public and private transportation. Enjoying the academic and student life of both is easy with the University’s Ram Van service between the two campuses.
With its two distinctive residential campuses, Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and personal 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.”
Transfer student deadlines
• November 1 for spring transfers
• June 1 for fall transfers
Transfer student requirements
• All college transcripts; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA recommended
• High school transcript
• Recommendation letter or letter of good standing
• Personal statement, including reason for transferring
Transfer credit policy
SAT or ACT results are required of transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 30 college credits. The colleges normally accept up to 60 transfer credits upon receipt of official transcripts from appropriately accredited institutions. In order to be transferable, a course must carry three or more credits and be equivalent to a course offered at Fordham; course descriptions must be submitted. Only those courses in which a student has earned a C or better can be accepted for credit.
• 15,286 students attend nine undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional schools.
Two Residential Campuses
• Rose Hill, 85 acres in the Bronx
• Lincoln Center, eight acres in Manhattan
Undergraduate Colleges and Enrollment
• Fordham College at Rose Hill: 3,905
• Gabelli School of Business (at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center): 2,171
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center: 1,931
• Approximately 183,559
• 95% hold a PhD or other terminal degree.
• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Average class size: 23
• Tuition and fees 2016–2017: $49,073
• Room and board: $16,845
• Transfer applicants are eligible for need-based aid.
• 23 varsity sports: 22 NCAA Division I
• Full range of club and intramural sports
• Atlantic 10 Conference; Patriot League for football