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Fordham is a Jesuit institution offering truly diverse and urban educational experiences whether at its main Rose Hill campus in The Bronx, which is adjacent to the New York Botanical Gardens or Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus overlooking Central Park. In the Jesuit tradition, Fordham faculty values teaching in order to develop students of exemplary intellectual, ethical and moral character who are well prepared to emerge as leaders in a global society.

Key Facts


  • #89 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #84 in Business Programs

Year founded

  • 1841

School type

  • Private Research University, Jesuit

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 9,904

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 7,082

Student-faculty ratio

  • 13:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 58%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1300 and 1480 / ACT 30-33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.65

International student population

  • 6.5%

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 90% employed in enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $59,000

Popular majors

  • Business/ Management/ Finance, Economics, Communications, Psychology


  • $54,730


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Gabelli School of Business, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Graduate School of Social Service, School of Law.

  • Famous American poet Edgar Allen Poe briefly lived in a small cottage in the Fordham area of The Bronx, where the sounds of the chapel bells ringing from campus inspired his famous poem The Bells. The 'Old Edgar Allen' bell is today housed in Fordham’s Walsh Library
  • Butler Commons houses a scale replica of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco, donated from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • In addition to the limitless activities and resources of New York City, Fordham students also have access to over 150 campus clubs and organizations
  • A true Fordham tradition is to take out a ‘slice’ from Pugsley’s Pizza, a secret shop hidden behind a gas station on East 191st Street, and to explore the amazing selections on Archer Avenue in nearby Little Italy
  • Famous alumni include Louis Boccardi, former CEO of Associated Press; Vince Lombardi, legendary American Football coach and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee; Denzel Washington, two-time Academy Award winning and three-time Golden Globe Award winning actor famous for roles in films such as Glory, Malcolm X and Philadelphia
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