Fordham University: Statistics

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#166 of 2,597 In North America
#145 of 2,496 In the United States
#12 of 221 In New York State
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#24 of 1,044 For Social Work
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Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
58%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
32
Avg. cost to attend
$37,583 /y
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
9,904
Graduates
7,082
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.fordham.edu

Fordham University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Fordham University has an acceptance rate of 58% and is among the top 19% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 62%
Applicants 46,275 16,799 29,476
Admissions 26,980 8,788 18,192
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,861 998 1,863
Freshmen enrolled part time 18 4 14

1,663 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,819 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
760 or 26%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1300
or below

75% of them
had 1480
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Fordham University are 1300-1480 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
327 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 30
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Fordham University are 30-33 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 8351 (49%)
Hispanic 2862 (17%)
Nonresident Alien 1737 (10%)
Asian 1734 (10%)
Black or African American 1298 (8%)
Two or more races 635 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 334 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 15 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 8 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Fordham University is $37,583 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$37,583/year
Average aid awarded
$34,114
Students receiving aid
95%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $22,402
$30-48K $23,301
$48-75K $31,279
$75-110K $34,099
$110K+ $42,733

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $54,730$23,112
Tuition in-state $54,730$23,112
Tuition out-of-state $54,730$23,112
Fee in-district $1,431$734
Fee in-state $1,431$734
Fee out-of-state $1,431$734

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 4,749
Combined charge for room and board $21,035

Fordham University majors

Fordham University has granted 2,149 bachelor's degrees across 58 programs, 2,617 master's across 57 programs, and 526 doctorate degrees across 19 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Fordham University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Social Work 12 1,036 9
Law 406
Business Administration and Management, General 165 173 7
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 228
Finance, General 200
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 92 96
Psychology, General 119 12
Accounting 62 64
Political Science and Government, General 120
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99 18
Economics, General 112
Communication, General 109
Information Science & Studies 7 97
International Relations and Affairs 78 24
International Business & Trade & Commerce 97
English Language and Literature, General 83 8 3
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 72 11 4
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 72
Financial Mathematics 71
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 68 3
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 70
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 69
History, General 53 5 4
Accounting and Finance 55
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology & Technician 49
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 46
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 46
Statistics, General 40
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 39
Information Technology 10 28
Real Estate 36
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 34
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 15 18
Sociology, General 33
Developmental and Child Psychology 29 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 31
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 24 5
Lay Ministry 24 5
Biological and Physical Sciences 28
Neuroscience 28
Dance, General 27
Organizational Leadership 27
Philosophy 20 2 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 26
Journalism 22
Mathematics, General 22
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 20
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 19
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 19
Anthropology, General 18
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 16
Taxation 16
Environmental Studies 15
Clinical Psychology 14
Chemistry, General 13
Environmental Science 13
School Psychology 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 12
Religious Education 10 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 12
Urban Studies & Affairs 6 6
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 11
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 8 3
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 10
American & United States Studies & Civilization 9
Education, Other 9
Theology & Theological Studies 9
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 8
Curriculum and Instruction 8
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 8
Ethics 8
Counseling Psychology 7
Intellectual Property Law 7
Religion & Religious Studies 7
Applied Psychology 6
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 6
Western European Studies 6
American Government and Politics (United States) 5
Clinical Pastoral Counseling & Patient Counseling 5
Dispute Resolution 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Music, General 4
Physics, General 4
Real Estate and Land Development Law 4
Women's Studies 4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1 2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 3
African-American & Black Studies 2
Ancient Studies & Civilization 2
Business & Commerce, General 2
French Language and Literature 2
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Christian Studies 1
Comparative Literature 1
History, Other 1
Italian Language and Literature 1
Latin American Studies 1
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 1
Grand Total 2,149 2,617 526

Fordham University has a graduation rate of 83%, which is among the 9% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 83% 83% 83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

Publications & Citations

Fordham University is a world-class research university with 16,429 scientific papers published and 366,640 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Psychology, Political Science, Law, Medicine, Economics, Sociology, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Publications
16,429
Citations
366,640

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,384 / 94,132
Business
3,048 / 76,425
Psychology
2,829 / 126,879
Political Science
2,553 / 16,237
Law
2,548 / 8,707
Medicine
2,340 / 88,462
Economics
2,202 / 38,754
Sociology
1,467 / 27,113
Computer Science
1,339 / 36,275
Mathematics
1,200 / 32,598
Biology
1,067 / 38,973
Social Psychology
732 / 43,504
Art & Design
676 / 5,776
Finance
671 / 8,221
Engineering
670 / 11,544
Demography
662 / 21,895
Environmental Science
627 / 24,091
Chemistry
619 / 14,169
Investment Banking and Stock trading
611 / 9,991
Clinical Psychology
585 / 32,784
Child Psychology
560 / 31,989
Philosophy
550 / 2,723
Communications and Public Relations
473 / 9,322
Public Policy / Administration
462 / 5,611
Physics
439 / 8,431
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
413 / 14,361
History
412 / 864
Criminology and Criminal Justice
396 / 3,275
Actuarial Science
384 / 6,777
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
375 / 393
Psychiatry
375 / 22,142
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
279 / 5,376
Accounting
277 / 3,760
Ecology
264 / 16,558
Marketing
260 / 13,542
Health Science
253 / 9,097
Gender Studies
252 / 5,027
Social Work
248 / 5,680
Political Economy
241 / 2,213
International Business
240 / 3,078

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 202 1286
1992 172 1551
1993 153 1535
1994 197 1879
1995 214 1986
1996 253 2250
1997 240 2493
1998 300 3099
1999 291 3587
2000 257 4169
2001 300 4770
2002 329 5716
2003 325 6385
2004 402 7266
2005 401 8578
2006 486 9899
2007 488 11179
2008 545 12832
2009 637 14752
2010 694 16376
2011 712 19064
2012 772 21220
2013 835 23632
2014 886 26149
2015 877 26811
2016 852 26601
2017 832 27378
2018 843 25955
2019 838 30659
2020 949 35879
2021 941 40420
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Fordham University alumni

  1. Donald Trump

    Donald Trump
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Fordham University
    Studied in 1964-1966
    Occupations
    real estate entrepreneurpoliticiangame show hostchief executive officerbusiness magnate
    Biography

    Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

  2. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Fordham University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actorspokesperson
    Biography

    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". Throughout his career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2020, The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.

  3. Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    film actorsingerpoetactorrecording artist
    Biography

    Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Her music is noted for its cinematic quality and exploration of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia, with frequent references to contemporary pop culture and 1950sā€“1960s Americana. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and a Satellite Award, in addition to nominations for six Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Variety honored her at their Hitmakers Awards for being "one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 21st century".

  4. Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in Fordham University
    Studied in 2003
    Occupations
    composervoice actorsinger-songwritersingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress. Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she began modeling at age 11 and ventured into acting at 15, with recurring roles as Lucy Montgomery on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns (1999ā€“2001) and Joni Stafford on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2003). She came to prominence for her feature film debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls (2004), and her recurring roles as Lilly Kane on the CW/Hulu television series Veronica Mars (2004ā€“2006) and Sarah Henrickson on the HBO drama series Big Love (2006ā€“2011).

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General info

Founded 1841
Academic calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff 2,632
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, New York, 10458
United States
City population 8,804,000
Phone 7188171000

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