Fordham is on a 93-acre campus in an urban setting in New York, New York, not far from New York City. There are many activities and organizations for Fordham students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Fordham does not have fraternities or sororities.
Fordham has a thriving United Student Government. In fact, more students participate in United Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Fordham include Commuting Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Ambassador Program (Admission Department Student Tour Guides) and Campus Activities Board.
Fordham students' favorite campus traditions are President's Ball, Homecoming Weekend and Spring Weekend.
Fordham offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most Fordham students live off campus. In 2021, 33% of undergrads at Fordham lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Fordham. There are 4,754 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,399 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,142 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 85% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Fordham offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Fordham there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Fordham:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Fordham University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Fordham campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Fordham offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Fordham, take Interstate 95 and Interstate 87 to New York, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Fordham's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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