Fordham University
Bronx, NY, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate
46,308
Students Applied
50%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
323
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021 January 15, 2021
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2020
Other
Fine Arts DeadlineSpring and transfer admission decisions are on a rolling basis after listed deadline date.
January 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
82
39%
Submitting ACT
71%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1354
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
630
75th
730
Reading
25th
620
75th
700
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
46
Top 25%
80
Top 50%
97

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 718-817-4000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
If you make it to Fordham, be prepared to think A LOT and participate in class, because professors want students to be active in their education and prove that they can be productive, intelligent members of society. Fordham encourages students to be well-rounded, so get involved in as much as you can, especially community-service and volunteer activities.
Taylor from Girard, KS
Keep those grades up and practice for the SAT. Fordham's standards are rising every year as the applicant pool increases so it's important for students to find a way to stand out in the crowd.
Trevor from Colts neck, NJ
If Fordham sends you a fee waiver, take the chance and apply. You have nothing to lose. Most people here didn't initially intend on applying to Fordham, but for some reason, like accepting a fee waiver, they did, and now they love it here and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Also, if you have the opportunity to visit, that is a MUST DO. Most students who weren't sure about how they felt were persuaded within the first five minutes they stepped on campus.
Vanessa from Valencia, CA
Many of Fordham's students choose to be very involved in both Fordham and the neighborhood outside Fordham through leadership roles, clubs, sports, music, volunteering, etc. If you're serious about wanting to attend Fordham, it would be a good idea to reflect in your application the ways you strive to be an active member of your community (and then follow through once you're here!).
Lauren from Phoenix, AZ
The biggest issues in my transition to Fordham were money and personal identity--both of which are universal issues in the college process. I live at the Manhattan campus, and immediately had to create a more efficient budget for groceries, personal items, and extra things like student rush Broadway tickets or rock climbing in Brooklyn. With the sudden freedom that comes with living in the biggest, most dynamic city in the country, I was overwhelmed. This also fed into the issue of personal identity, which was solved by immersing myself in things I liked instead of avoiding the things I didn't. With a well-rounded budget and an understanding of where you are in life, ambition is easily fueled and the transition is much easier.
Emma from Harmony, PA
Apply early action and don't start slacking off in high school just because you've been accepted into a college.
Anelisa from North Miami Beach, FL
Going into Fordham, you should have an open mind about taking courses, which you may not want to take, such as Theology courses, Philosophy course, and =Foreign Language courses. Fordham requires these courses for you to graduate, so that they will be producing well-rounded graduates. Embrace the core curriculum and take advantage of all the knowledge you can gain. Also, really get involved in the MANY clubs and activities Fordham offers. The more activities you attend the more people you will meet with similar interests.
Arianna
Know as much as you can about the school before you enter. Once you all about the school, I'm sure you will fall in love. Also, think about your longevity of life and you will see Fordham will prepare you for that.
Constantine from Randolph, NJ
You do not have to go to Fordham knowing what you are going to do. They have a core curriculum set up so that students can explore their interests. Go in with an open mind.
Jake from Ellenville, NY
If you looking for a great education, Fordham is the school to be.
Joseph from Bronx, NY

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