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Undergrad Profile

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, 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. Taking advantage of its location in a world center for the arts, Fordham 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.

Fordham students regularly win prestigious scholarships and fellowships—Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater, Truman, and National Science Foundation, to name a few. In 2014–2015, students received more than 150 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, adjacent to theNew York Botanical Garden and theBronx 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 at Lincoln Center. 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 160 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,more than 4,000 students engage in community 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.”




• 15,231 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: 3,806
• Gabelli School of Business (at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center): 2,046
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center: 1,765

• Approximately 183,559

• 737 full-time faculty
• 92% with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree
• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Average class size: 23

• Tuition 2015–2016: $46,120
• Room and board: $16,350
• 91% of enrolled freshmen receive some type of financial aid.

• 23 varsity sports: 22 NCAA Division I
• Full range of club and intramural sports
• Atlantic 10 Conference; Patriot League for football

• 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:
Rose Hill campus
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