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Colleges / Fordham University (Domestic and International Students)

Fordham University (Domestic and International Students)

New York, NY 4-Year Private

About Fordham

Fordham University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of New York, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1841, the institution currently enrolls around 16,364 students a year, including 9,399 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Fordham's endowment was valued at $819,004,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Fordham spends about $14,575.

Admissions Facts About Fordham

Acceptance rate: 53%

Average GPA: 3.64

Mean ACT score: 29

Mean SAT score: 1319

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Fordham Acceptance Rate

Fordham is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Around 53 percent of all applicants are admitted to Fordham each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.64 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Fordham is 1319. The mean ACT scores is 29.

In 2021, 7,904 applicants were waitlisted and 1,040 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Fordham a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 89 percent of students who start at Fordham come back for their second year of college. Out of the 2,229 students who started at Fordham as first-time freshman, 1,750 graduate within four years.

Around 83 percent of students who started at Fordham earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 50 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $61,660 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $37,283 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Fordham sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Fordham a good school for YOU?

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The deadline to apply to Fordham for Fall 2022 is January 1. All applicants should hear back from Fordham by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Fordham and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

441 East Fordham Road New York, NY 10458

Campus Setting: Urban

Fordham Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fordham is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fordham is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Fordham ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


28 to 32


28 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Fordham is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Fordham. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Fordham SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

620 - 740


Reading SAT Range

620 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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0 and Above


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Fordham Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Fordham is like? There are approximately 16,972 students enrolled at Fordham, including 9,767 undergraduate students and 7,205 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from NY and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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