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Study at Fordham University

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.

Course Topics

Fordham is known for its programs in law and family and social work.

Fordham Selectivity

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.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 14,448 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Fordham offers 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 Patriot League.

Fordham Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1,001business management, accounting, finance, sales and marketing, taxation, business statistics, business and related services
Liberal Arts722 English, economics, political science, history, international relations, sociology, American studies, interdisciplinary studies, . . .
Law584law, legal professions
Family and Social Work568social work
Education and Teaching504elementary school teaching, education courses, school counseling, educational administration, special ed, ESL instruction, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counseling271 psychology, psychology courses, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, child psychology
Media252 communication studies, communication and journalism
Science85biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy75 philosophy, religion
Fine Arts61fine arts studies, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering46computer and info science, information science
Drama and Performing Arts 45drama, dance
Engineering10 engineering physics
Mathematics8 mathematics
Medicine1health professions
office and Administration0administrative assistant

Contact: Fordham

Fordham University

441 E Fordham Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

General Phone: (718) 817-1000


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