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Where Intellect, Culture, and Career Opportunities Converge


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. 

 

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 Bachelor of Science in Global Business program at the Lincoln Center campus offers four multidisciplinary concentrations, while providing students with an international perspective and an understanding of the countries and cultures in which they may one day serve. Taking advantage of its location in a world center for the arts, Fordham offers a BFA 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. 

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 theatre, museums, and music to major league sports or a bike ride through Central Park. 

 

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 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 convenient with the University’s Ram Van service, which operates between the two campuses.

More than 180 student organizations offer a remarkable range of activities. Student life programming also capitalizes on the resources of New York City and a mosaic of cultural experiences. An extensive athletics program includes 23 varsity sports and a range of club and intramural sports. Reflecting the values-centered education that is a Fordham hallmark, students engage in approximately one million hours of service each year, locally and in distant corners of the world.

With its two distinctive residential campuses, 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.” 

AT A GLANCE

Enrollment

• 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

 

Alumni

• Approximately 183,559

 

Faculty

• 736 full-time faculty

• 95% with a PhD or other terminal degree

• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

• Average class size: 23

 

Finances

• Tuition and fees 2016–2017: $49,073

• Room and board: $16,845

• 90% of enrolled freshmen receive some type of financial aid.

 

Athletics

• 23 varsity sports: 22 NCAA Division I

• Full range of club and intramural sports

• Atlantic 10 Conference; Patriot League for football

Majors 

• Accounting—Public
Accounting (120 credits) RH

• Accounting—Public
Accounting (150 credits) RH

• Accounting Information Systems RH 

• African & African American Studies 

• American Studies 

• Anthropology 

• Applied Accounting & Finance RH

• Art History 

• Biological Sciences RH  

• Business Administration RH

• Chemistry RH  

• Classical Civilization 

• Classical Languages

• Communication & Culture

• Comparative Literature

• Computer Science 

• Dance (by audition only) LC

• Digital Technologies & Emerging Media

• Economics 

• Engineering Physics RH

• English

• Environmental Science

• Environmental Studies

• Film & Television

• Finance RH

• French Language & Literature

• French Studies

• General Science RH

• German

• German Studies

• Global Business LC

• History

• Humanitarian Studies LC

• Individualized Interdisciplinary Major

• Information Science

• Information Systems RH

• Integrative Neuroscience 

• Interdisciplinary Math & Economics

• International Political Economy RH

• International Studies LC

• Italian

• Italian Studies

• Journalism

• Latin American & Latino Studies 

• Marketing RH

• Math & Computer & Information Science

• Mathematics  

• Medieval Studies 

• Middle East Studies 

• Music 

• Natural Science LC

• New Media & Digital
Design LC

• Philosophy

• Physics RH 

• Political Science 

• Psychology

• Religious Studies 

• Social Work (BASW)

• Sociology 

• Spanish Language & Literature 

• Spanish Studies 

• Theatre (by audition only) LC

• Theology Religious Studies 

• 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 also offers a broad range of minors and areas of concentration; for more information, call 800-FORDHAM, write to enroll@fordham.edu, or visit fordham.edu.


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