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Fordham Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Fordham University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.9%
Admission Difficulty for Fordham University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Fordham and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 21,988 out of 47,930 applicants were admitted making Fordham a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Fordham University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Fordham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1350

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fordham University?

Fordham University typically requires applicants to be in the top 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fordham University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >59%
1345 to 1450 Avg + 46%-59%
1240 to 1345 Avg - 33%-46%
1135 to 1240 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1135 Low <23%
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Fordham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fordham?

Admission data indicates that Fordham regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fordham University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fordham University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >59%
30 to 32 Avg + 46%-59%
28 to 30 Avg - 33%-46%
26 to 28 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 26 Low <23%
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Fordham GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Fordham University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Fordham. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fordham University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Fordham will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fordham University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

82% of Fordham University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fordham University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 47%
Top 25% of class 82%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fordham University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 29,212 18,718 47,930
Accepted 13,628 8,360 21,988
Acceptance Rate 47% 45% 46%
Enrolled 1,315 955 2,270
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 11% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fordham University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fordham University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fordham University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Fordham University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to Fordham. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fordham University?

46% of those who apply are granted admission to Fordham. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fordham University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1450. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fordham University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 32. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.