Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

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Where intellect, culture, and career opportunities converge

A Fordham University education blends a rigorous curriculum with the resources, culture, and energy of New York City. Fordham students intern at the United Nations, are mentored by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and earn prestigious Fulbright Fellowships to continue 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, completing a rich core curriculum that spans literature, history, science, theology, philosophy, and the arts. Special offerings include honors programs, research symposia, study abroad, dual-degree programs with Fordham’s graduate schools, and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, and other health professions. 

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 that includes 3,500 New York–based partner organizations with opportunities in business, communications, education, government, health care, biomedical research, law, the arts, and other fields. 

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 Manhattan, a landscaped urban setting near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the headquarters of major international organizations. On campus, more than 225 clubs and 22 Division I athletic teams offer students the opportunity to explore their passions.

With two distinctive residential campuses, the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and care for each student, and New York City as its partner, Fordham offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for learning and personal growth. 

Undergraduate outcomes
At Fordham, students receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities—an education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.

And being in New York City means you won't have to wait until the summer to intern. Fordham students have internships year-round, easily navigating between our campuses and the top industries that make NYC their home. In fact, 89% of Fordham students have at least one internship before they graduate (and many have two, three, four, and five!).

It’s an undergraduate education that works—our graduates go out into the world to pursue meaningful careers and build lives that reflect Fordham’s spirit of passionate engagement.



One of the 45 “Changemaker Campuses” | Ashoka U, a global social innovation organization


#25 “Best Undergraduate Business School” in the nation for 2019 | Poets&Quants


#72 best college in the nation for 2023 | U.S. News & World Report


#10 for highest student mobility among private four-year institutions in 2017 | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Located in a world capital of culture and commerce—NEW YORK, NEW YORK— Fordham University offers a distinctive educational experience rooted in the nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor and personal attention. New York City provides the perfect environment for students to grow in academic excellence and ethical awareness, two hallmarks of a Jesuit education at Fordham. Moreover, New York City is a perfect fit for international students.

Fordham At A Glance

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: 16,986 students attending nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools; international undergraduate population of 7.5%

Number of Faculty: Of 753 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a PhD or other terminal degree. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1, and the average class size is 22 students.

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

Geographic Diversity: 49 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 87 countries

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

International Student Budget: 
• Estimated price for 2023-2024: $85,100

Financial Aid: Fordham offers limited merit scholarships to qualified international first-year applicants.

Test Score Requirements: Beginning with the fall 2021 entering class, Fordham University will make standardized admission tests (the SAT and ACT) optional for a two-year period, at the end of which the University will revisit the policy. Non-native English-speaking international applicants must 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 15 for fall Regular Decision applicants
• November 1 for spring first-year and transfer applicants
• June 1 for fall transfer applicants
• $70 application fee

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Fordham gave me an academically diverse undergraduate experience that made me a socially conscious, well-rounded person and has enabled me to engage with the world.”

    • Bernadette Haig ’18
  • “I fell in love with research and the challenges of experiments [at Fordham]. Now I plan on pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences and working on novel therapeutic treatments for infectious diseases.”

    • Sammi Chung ’18
  • “My academic work gave me the research skills needed to write accurate and informative stories [as a journalist]. I also felt like I was part of a real community at Fordham. I grew in ways I wouldn’t have at another school.”

    • Connor Mannion ’16
  • “It’s a really nurturing environment where everyone is striving for excellence in different ways. Fordham has helped me figure out how to be a leader who makes a difference in people’s lives.”

    • Madison Koury ’18