#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

Fordham University

Bronx, New York

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Fordham University overview
Location Bronx, New York
Online fordham.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Fordham University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Fordham University, established in 1841, is a private Jesuit institution of higher education located in the Bronx, New York, near the cultural hub of Manhattan. The university comprises four undergraduate colleges and six graduate schools, featuring a broad array of study programs with an emphasis on liberal arts education integrated with a global perspective. Fordham's Rose Hill campus is noted for its Collegiate Gothic architecture and offers on-campus housing options. The university's academic profile is strong in areas such as business, social sciences, and the humanities, and it has a competitive application process. While Fordham supports a range of athletic teams known as the Rams, it is particularly recognized for its basketball and football programs within Division I of the NCAA.

In the most recent statistical year 47,203 prospective students applied, and 25,550 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,594 enrolled in the school.  13,418 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,138 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $56,920 plus fees of $1,547. Fordham is ranked 118 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Fordham is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Fordham University overview
SAT 1320/1480
ACT 30/33
GPA 3.67

Applications Accepted

Fordham University overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Fordham University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,040
Other Fees$1,547
Room and Board $21,060
Budget for Other Expenses$3,099
Total One Year Cost$83,666

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$64,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

78% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fordham University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Social Sciences 20%
Communication 13%
Psychology 7%
English and Literature 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191241 IPEDS survey data for Fordham University.

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