Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Fordham University

Find Schools Near

Fordham University Overview

Fordham University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bronx, New York. The location of Fordham U is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Fordham University Known For?

2,501 Undergraduate Awards
$54,142 Avg Cost After Aid
46% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Fordham U is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Fordham U.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Fordham U with a bachelor's degree make about $59,200 a year. That's 45% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Fordham U to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Best Schools

Fordham University Rankings

Fordham U is ranked #448 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Fordham U has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#114 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#215 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fordham U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Multilingual Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Fordham U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#14 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for History College Factual
#28 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#33 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#39 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#86 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Fordham University?

Location of Fordham University

Contact details for Fordham U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-1000
Website: www.fordham.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fordhamuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fordhamnotes

How Do I Get Into Fordham U?

You can apply to Fordham U online at: www.fordham.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Fordham U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fordham U?

46% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
63% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Fordham U. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 46%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 47%.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to Fordham U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 700. Math scores were between 610 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fordham University  ( 620 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Fordham University  ( 610 to 710 )
200
800
Fordham U received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Fordham University  ( 27 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Fordham University  ( 26 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Fordham University  ( 27 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Fordham University?

$54,142 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fordham U is $54,142. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Fordham U, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,396 a year. That adds up to $33,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fordham U is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fordham University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,229 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,767 undergraduate students at Fordham U, with 9,229 being full-time and 538 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Fordham U

There are also 7,205 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,229 full-time undergraduates at Fordham U, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Fordham U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fordham University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fordham U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,042
Black or African American 348
Hispanic or Latino 1,401
White 5,124
International Students 787
Other Races/Ethnicities 527

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Fordham University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at Fordham U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Fordham University

946 Took All Classes Online
1,531 Took At Least One Class Online
38.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,531 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fordham U has changed over the last few years.

undefined

This school is the 8th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Fordham U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fordham University was 38.1%. This is the #586 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fordham U regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fordham U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 24%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 22%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 10%
Public Administration & Social Service 2%
Social Work 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fordham U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fordham U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #9
Social Work #12
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #16
Religious Studies #17
Philosophy & Religious Studies #18
Public Administration & Social Service #35
Theology & Religious Vocations #47
Education #117

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fordham University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 24 0 663 12 699
Business Administration & Management 206 0 233 0 439
Law 0 0 0 382 382
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 322 0 322
Accounting 139 0 141 0 280
Economics 169 14 24 5 212
Finance & Financial Management 150 27 1 0 178
Communication & Media Studies 159 0 0 0 159
General Psychology 144 0 14 0 158
International Relations & National Security 105 12 31 0 148
Political Science & Government 123 0 10 0 133
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 123 8 131
Computer Information Systems 108 0 14 0 122
General English Literature 98 0 12 9 119
Information Science 14 0 88 0 102
General Biology 81 0 8 1 90
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 23 29 37 89
Educational Administration 0 1 61 17 79
International Business 71 0 0 0 71
Applied Mathematics 0 0 65 0 65
Philosophy 42 0 19 4 65
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 43 0 21 0 64
Fine & Studio Arts 60 0 0 0 60
Marketing 59 0 0 0 59
Sociology 57 0 0 0 57
Information Technology 0 0 56 0 56
Area Studies 56 0 0 0 56
History 44 0 7 5 56
Statistics 0 0 54 0 54
Data Processing 0 0 52 0 52
General Visual & Performing Arts 52 0 0 0 52
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 50 0 0 0 50
Special Education 0 0 49 0 49
Biological & Physical Science 49 0 0 0 49
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 5 30 4 39
Legal Research 0 0 37 0 37
Journalism 32 0 0 0 32
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 32 0 32
Dance 32 0 0 0 32
Other Statistics 30 0 0 0 30
Mathematics 29 0 0 0 29
Drama & Theater Arts 29 0 0 0 29
Taxation 0 0 28 0 28
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 0 0 0 27
Natural Resources Conservation 26 0 0 0 26
Anthropology 25 0 0 0 25
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 24 0 0 0 24
Romance Languages 24 0 0 0 24
Religious Studies 23 0 0 0 23
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 18 0 18
Urban Studies 12 0 5 0 17
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 11 3 14
Engineering Physics 14 0 0 0 14
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 13 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 11 0 11
Teaching English or French 0 0 11 0 11
Ethnic Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Chemistry 11 0 0 0 11
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 7 4 11
Student Counseling 0 0 10 0 10
Medieval Studies 3 0 7 0 10
Other Psychology 0 1 9 0 10
Religious Education 0 0 6 3 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Music 8 0 0 0 8
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Dispute Resolution 0 0 7 0 7
Classical Languages & Literature 4 0 1 1 6
Classical & Ancient Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 0 6
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 2 4 6
General Business/Commerce 5 0 0 0 5
Other Education 0 0 0 5 5
Real Estate 0 0 4 0 4
Multilingual Education 0 1 3 0 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 1 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Other Social Sciences 1 0 0 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,501 84 2,350 504 5,439

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.