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Fordham University is a private institution that was founded in 1841. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,427, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 93 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fordham University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 58. Its tuition and fees are $41,732 (2012-13).
At Fordham University, “New York is [your] campus” as the school’s Web site says. With campuses throughout New York City, students live and learn in the thick of an urban experience. The school’s original Bronx campus, Rose Hill, is in walking distance to the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens and Little Italy. Today, Fordham has two more campuses, the Lincoln Center, which is close to Central Park, and Westchester campus, which is West Harrison, N.Y. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, but any student who is promised housing upon admittance to the school is guaranteed a room for four consecutive years. Students can travel between campuses on the school’s Ram Van, a burgundy shuttle that runs every half hour. The van makes enough trips, the school has calculated, that it’s covered a distance equivalent to traveling around the world 18.5 times a year. The Fordham Rams play in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. Fordham University, a Jesuit institution, does not have a Greek system.
Among Fordham’s graduate programs is the highly ranked Fordham School of Law, which is home to the first Fashion Law Institute in the country. Graduates and undergraduates alike may take advantage of the Louis Calder Center, a biological field station where environmental studies courses and research are conducted. A dozen graduate students a year can live in log cabins on the biological field station to be closer to their research. Notable alumni include NBA sportscaster Mike Breen, former U.S. Representative Robert Giaimo (Conn.), and U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter.
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Fordham, New York City's Jesuit University, combines intellectual challenge and individual attention with the dynamic resources of one of the world's great cities. Whether educated at the green and Gothic Rose Hill campus, or Lincoln Center, in the cultural heart of Manhattan, Fordham students benefit from close contact with distinguished faculty who teach at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The Jesuit tradition, characterized by excellence in teaching, the care and development of each student, and a commitment to the promotion of an ethical society informs every aspect of a Fordham education.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Fordham University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Fordham University is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 58.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||42.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Fordham University is 14:1, and the school has 46.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fordham University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Psychology, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89.8 percent.
Fordham University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,427, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 49.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.8 percent of students live off campus. Fordham University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Fordham University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Fordham University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Fordham University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$41,732 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$15,374 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data