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Fordham Admission Requirements

Bronx, New York

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Chances of getting into Fordham University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
53%
Admission Difficulty for Fordham University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Fordham and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Fordham is 53%.  It ranks #40 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Fordham is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 25,180 out of 47,936 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1230/1410 ACT 27/32). Fordham University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Fordham application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Fordham University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Fordham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1230-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT 
71%
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1320

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Fordham University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1140. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. Fordham ranks #16 in New York and #104 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fordham University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >68%
1320 to 1410 Avg + 53%-68%
1230 to 1320 Avg - 37%-53%
1140 to 1230 Reach 24%-37%
Less than 1140 Low <24%
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Fordham ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
39%
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Fordham University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

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 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 24 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 #18 in New York and #117 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fordham University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >71%
29 to 32 Avg + 53%-71%
27 to 29 Avg - 40%-53%
25 to 27 Reach 29%-40%
Less than 25 Low <29%
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Fordham GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.64
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 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fordham accepts 53% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Fordham University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 21.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 26.4% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.3% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.02% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.14% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.14% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 44%
Top 25% of class 71%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fordham University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 29,162 18,774 47,936
Accepted 15,485 9,695 25,180
Acceptance Rate 53% 52% 53%
Enrolled 1,230 856 2,086
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 9% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fordham University is $70.

Application Requirements

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

Fordham University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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?

53% of those who apply are granted admission to Fordham. Admission competition is low and the college has very high 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 1230 and 1410. 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 27 and 32. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.