Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

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Where intellect, culture, and career opportunities converge.

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 innovative International Political Economy program explores the complexities of the world’s increasingly interdependent and politicized economies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Fordham also offers a BFA in Dance through a unique partnership with The Ailey School. Additionally, the program in Theatre provides the finest 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 benefit from an extensive internship program, which includes 2,600 New York–based partner organizations in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields.

Two distinct locations
Fordham has two residential campuses. Rose Hill, adjacent to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, is a quintessential green, leafy college campus featuring beautiful Gothic architecture. The Lincoln Center campus is located in the cultural heart of New York City, a landscaped urban oasis near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the headquarters of major international organizations. 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 with 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 School: 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: 16,037 students attend nine
undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. The international undergraduate population is 8.5%.

Number of Faculty: 735 full-time faculty members; the student-faculty ratio is 15:1; 93% of faculty hold a PhD or other terminal degree; the average class size is 22.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• Fordham College at Rose Hill: BA and BS
• Gabelli School of Business (at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center): BS and dual degrees: BS/MBA and BS/MS
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center: BA, BFA, and BS

Geographic Diversity: (All undergraduates, fall 2017)
• Women, 57.5%; men, 42.5%
• Underrepresented populations, 28.2%: Hispanic, 14.3%; Asian, 9.8%; Black, 3.9%; two or more racial or ethnic groups, 3.4%; Native American, 0.1%
• Geographical origins: 46 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; Federated States of Micronesia; Guam; Virgin Islands; and 74 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: (2018–2019)
Tuition and Fees $52,687
Room and Board $17,969
Total $70,656

Financial Aid: Fordham offers limited merit scholarships to qualified international first-year 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
• November 1 for spring first-year and transfer applicants
• June 1 for fall transfer applicants
• $70 application fee

• Accounting—Public Accountancy (150 credits) RH
• Accounting—Public Accounting (120 credits) RH
• Accounting Information Systems RH
• African & 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 Culture
• Comparative Literature
• Computer Science
• Dance (by audition only) LC
• Digital Technologies and Emerging Media
• Economics
• Engineering Physics RH
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Film and Television
• 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 Sciences
• Information Systems RH
• Integrative Neuroscience
• Interdisciplinary Math and Economics
• International Political Economy RH
• International Studies LC
• Italian Language and Literature
• Italian Studies
• Journalism
• Latin American and Latino Studies
• Marketing RH
• Math and Computer & Information Sciences
• Mathematics 
• 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 (BASW)
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Spanish Studies
• Theatre (by audition only) LC
• Theology Religious Studies
• Undecided
• Urban Studies
• Visual Arts
• Women, Gender, and Sexuality 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 first-year academic advising.

Fordham also offers a broad range of minors and areas of concentration; for more information, call 718-817-4000, write to, or visit

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