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Fordham University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

46.4%
Admission Difficulty for Fordham University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Fordham University? The school has a 46% acceptance rate. Last year, 20,966 out of 45,147 applicants were admitted making Fordham University 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 14 percent. Fordham University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1300-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Estimated Average SAT 1380
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fordham University?

Fordham University typically requires applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fordham University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >59%
1380 to 1460 Avg + 46%-59%
1300 to 1380 Avg - 33%-46%
1220 to 1300 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1220 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Estimated Average ACT 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Fordham University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fordham University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fordham University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >59%
29 to 31 Avg + 46%-59%
27 to 29 Avg - 33%-46%
25 to 27 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 25 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Fordham University. 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Fordham University 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Fordham University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 27,077 18,070 45,147
Accepted 12,771 8,195 20,966
Acceptance Rate 47% 45% 46%
Enrolled 1,326 957 2,283
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fordham University and what considerations affect 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.