Fordham University is a private
university in the United States. It has three campuses located in and around New
York City. It was originally founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York
in 1841 as St. John s College. U. S. News & World Report (2008) ranked Fordham
61st among national universities in the United States.
Fordham University offers a variety of degrees and programs through its four
undergraduate colleges and six graduate schools. They are:
College of Business Administration
Fordham College of Liberal Studies
Fordham College at Lincoln Center
Fordham College at Rose Hill
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Business Administration
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
Graduate School of Social Service
School of Law
The Fordham varsity sports teams are nicknamed Rams.
Profile of Fordham University
Fordham is found
in Bronx, NY. Bronx is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by
its Roman Catholic identity. Fordham is a private, not-for-profit institution.
Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.
Fordham is known for its programs in law and family and
Admission to the school is not
automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 42% of those who
apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores
of at least 570. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560
and 660. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or
special character of the school.
The school has a tenure
system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Fordham is well-paid, which
often goes with faculty quality.
numbered 14,448 in 2007 at the school.
dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The
school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference and
Fordham Programs and Degrees
Most Common Majors
Business and Management
accounting, finance, sales and marketing, taxation, business statistics,
business and related services
English, economics, political science, history, international relations,
sociology, American studies, interdisciplinary studies,
. . .
law, legal professions
Family and Social Work
Education and Teaching
elementary school teaching,
education courses, school counseling, educational administration,
special ed, ESL instruction, curriculum and instruction, reading
. . .
Therapy and Counseling
psychology, psychology courses, school psychology, marriage and family
therapy, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, educational
psychology, child psychology
communication studies, communication and journalism
biology, biological and physical sciences,
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