Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University is the Jesuit University of New York. Founded in 1841, our 85-acre Rose Hill campus is located in the Bronx, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo. Our eight-acre Lincoln Center campus is located in Manhattan, right next to the Lincoln Center arts complex.

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Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Where intellect, culture, and career opportunities converge.


• 16,515 students attending nine undergraduate, graduate, and 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: 3,990
• Gabelli School of Business (at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center): 2,631
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center: 2,174

• 175,000+

• 742 full-time faculty
• 92% with a PhD or other terminal degree
• Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
• Average class size: 23 students

• Tuition and fees 2019–2020: $54,393
• Room and board: $18,510
• 90% of enrolled first-year students receive some type of financial aid.

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

AFordham education blends arigorous curriculum with theresources, 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 ofFortune 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 placewhere 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 challengedto excel, and every student receives the individual attention needed to do so.

Academic excellence
Students choose from more than 60 majors in the liberal arts, sciences, performing arts, and business, and they complete 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 architecture, law, medicine, and other health professions. The unique International Political Economy program explores the complexities of the world’s increasingly interdependent and politicized economies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Fordham students regularly win
prestigious scholarships and fellowships—Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Truman, and National Science Foundation, to name a few. The Office for Prestigious Fellowships is designed to shepherd students through the application process.

New York is our campus
Fordham draws students from aroundthe globe who want to live and learn while immersed in the diversity andopportunity of a world capital. Benefiting from an extensive internship program, students can choose from 2,600 New York–based partner organizations with internship 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 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 oasis near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the headquarters of major international organizations. 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
• Common Application and essay
• All college transcripts; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA recommended
• High school transcript
• Transfer college report or letter of good standing

Transfer credit policy
Fordham normally accepts 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 courses in which a student has earned a C or better can be accepted for credit. SAT or ACT results are required of transfer applicants who have completed less than a year of full-time coursework (fewer than 24 credits).