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Fordham University

Bronx, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About Fordham

Fordham University Overview

Fordham University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Bronx, New York. Fordham was founded in 1841 and the school currently enrolls around 16,986 students a year, which includes 9,904 undergrad students. Fordham ensures housing for up to 4,754 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 85% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Involvement at Fordham

Love music or performing? At Fordham you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Fordham students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Fordham does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Fordham has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Fordham on the Student Life page.

2022 Fordham Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 63%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 63%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
Tuition $56,920
Percent of Need Met 65.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $41,276

Is Fordham a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Fordham offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Fordham University

Fordham is very difficult to get into. The university admitted 58% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 46,275 applications received in 2022, 26,980 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fordham

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 88% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Fordhamcome back the next year. Around 83% of students who started at Fordham earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Fordham Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Fordham by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 59% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Fordham grads have an average starting salary of $61,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Fordham University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Fordham's endowment was valued at $1.003 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Fordham spends about $16,017 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Fordham

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Fordham meets 65.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,276 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $32,796 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Fordham.

Based on this information, does Fordham seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Fordham a good school for you?

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Where is Fordham University Located?

Fordham is located in the urban setting of Bronx, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Fordham for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 and Interstate 87 to Bronx, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Fordham and Bronx are like without leaving home.

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College Info

441 East Fordham Road Bronx, 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

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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33 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Fordham is 32. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Fordham. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Fordham SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1450


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

650 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1320 to 1450


1320 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Fordham students is 1380. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Fordham, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Fordham.

Fordham Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Fordham is like? There are approximately 16,986 students enrolled at Fordham, including 9,904 undergraduate students and 7,082 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from NY and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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