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Founded in 1841, Fordham University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,258 full time undergraduate students, and 6,324 full time graduate students.
The Fordham University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 754 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fordham University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,51% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 78% were in the top quarter, and 42% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fordham University.
137 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
107 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
148 Students rated campus food 2.5 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
155 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
58 Students rated Fordham University
I love Fordham! I just finished my freshman year there and can honestly say it was a great fit for me. The fact that it's in New York City cannot be understated. My friends and I were always in the city at least once a week and even with covid there was always something happening. Fordham is definitely a bar school considering how strict it is on campus and a good amount of people have been written up for at least one violation ("getting doc-ed"). Overall the school is good academically. I was an honors student in high school and took a bunch of APs and I think that Fordham is rigorous but not too much work. Class sizes are small and the professors are mostly great. Students tend to have mixed feelings about the core curriculum, but I enjoyed the core classes I took and it's part of Fordham's mission of creating a well rounded individual (cura personalis is their whole thing). A lot of students were raised Catholic but there's definitely a lot of openness to different religions but at the same time if you are a practicing Catholic there are lots of opportunities. The stereotype is that students lean conservative but I feel like a majority are more liberal although politics isn't a huge part of campus life. As for the neighborhood it's definitely not the safest but you absolutely cannot beat Pugsley's or Best Deli. Once you get to know the neighborhood youll feel way more at home. The party scene is mostly on weekends and like I said it's a bar school but there are a good amount of off campus parties. Obviously everything was different with covid. You can also go into the city on weekends which is always fun. There are tons of places my friends and I have discovered that are a great way to spend a saturday night. I think that at surface level, fordham does live up to some of its stereotypes, but you'll find there's a lot more to most of the kids that go here. Oh and the food really does suck.
The campus has a diverse student body. Students appeared involved in campus events and activities. There seems to be a wide variety of events to meet varied interests. They gave positive reviews of professors. The location and choice of two campuses is a real plus. The Ram Van is a service that helps students travel between the two campuses.
I attended Fordham University as a freshman, and let me give you my most honest opinion: while it is a decent and nice school, there are many negatives about this university that ended up forcing me to transfer to NYU, a much better university for my major. There are three reasons why I decided to transfer:
1. The main reason: The pre-med program here is just pure garbage; if you are coming here to do some sort of STEM major, then don’t even bother coming here. The professors are just adjunct professors who seem like they don’t want to be there. I had one lab Professor in my second semester who never spoke a word. You heard that right, not even a single word! We were lucky to have a graduate student helping our class, otherwise we were toast. Unless you are a business major and get into Gabelli, it’s not worth your time and money to come here. The Core curriculum is totally useless, as it makes you take so many classes that you don’t even need for your major.
2. As a commuter and minority student, it was very hard for me to fully adjust to the campus. There is a serious lack of diversity within the campus, as most people are white, upper middle class kids who come from Catholic schools. Most are also from the tri-state area. Pretty much all the students I know are Columbia or NYU rejects and decided to come here because they give a good amount of financial aid (one of the very few positives). The residents and commuters didn’t seem to mesh together very well either.
3. There are very few opportunities for internships or jobs, especially if you are a pre-med student. We pay thousands of dollars to this school, and yet they don’t have good access to jobs! Also, the food here is just horrible and I feel they should put more of our money into that.
Fordham definitely had some positives, as I was able to make good friends who definitely cared about doing well. However, there were just too many negatives that forced me to transfer.
I have had an amazing experience at Fordham University.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fordham University is 45%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Best experience. Great opportunities.
Hard working and conservative.
Having lived on the west coast in the suburbs my whole life, it was quite a change coming to new york city. But if you're a big fan of NYC, it’s definitely worth spending four years here, and the dorms are nicer than any apartment you’ll find in the city (you have a kitchen and a living room). Also, I can only speak for the Lincoln Center Campus here....the school is divided between two campuses so I really don't know much about the other one. Basically, don’t come here if you’re looking for the typical college experience. If you’re not from the tri-state area know what you’re getting into before you come to the city. You’ll have a lot more responsibilities than most college students, but also a lot more freedom. Prepare to learn how to be an adult and do things for yourself, because if you want the support group atmosphere of most college social scenes you can forget it. If you’re coming from far way (like I did) you better be independent and mature because no one’s going to hold your hand and baby you into doing stuff. You gotta learn how to manage money and stuff, too. I learned that pretty early. Overall it’s a good experience, I feel like I’ve become a stronger person academically and emotionally. It’s like they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, If New York City doesn’t kick your ass nowhere will. Except maybe like Detroit. I hear Detroit kicks peoples asses.
The faculty is mostly helpful, with a few notable exceptions. Ask someone about a professor before you take a class so you know what you’re getting into. If you get into the honors program you should do it. You’ll work your ass off, but you’ll get a good education and it makes core alot easier to finish, as you’re pre-registered for classes.
About a volunteerism project.
Fordham Lincoln Center stereotype- 80% of the guys are gay.
For the most part.
Its very close to New York City, it offers good internships, the campus is beautiful. It has strong academics and a community feel
I live in NY and go to school next door.
Mostly I've really enjoyed my experience at Fordham. So, the only thing I really dislike is the food. It's pretty terrible, but there are a couple places on campus that're all right. The food in the Bronx and the city, on the other hand, is awesome (especially on Arthur Ave).
Beautiful campus. Grea.education. Small class size. No TAs.
I think that the best thing is the location. As a communication major, I feel as if there is no better place to be than New York City. It is a business, arts, and sports capital, so this is the best environment for me.
You should not attending this school if you cannot live peaceably with people who are very different from you, or if you would be put off by the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Financial Issues. It's too expensive. Otherwise I love it here.
the Little Italy of the Bronx is right down the street. The campus is very beautiful and has been the set of several movies. Vince Lombardi went to school there.
More about the music program
Someone who is white, upper middle-class, leans conservative, dresses well, from the tri-state area especially.
Tribute to Fordham alum Vince Lombardi, widely considered the greatest coach in NFL history
Typical weekend = drinking and getting ready with your friends in the dorm or apartments and then going to either, Mugsy's, Howl, Ziggy's or Tinkers if your a freshman. The area called tri-bar, which is the focal point of Fordham weekends, becomes crowded with students going between these three bars and student house parties at the surrounding apartments. On the weekend you will hardly find anyone on campus until they all come stumbling back between 2-5am..
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
91% of students
attending Fordham University receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 55% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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