Chances of getting into Fordham University

Fordham University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46%
Admission Difficulty for Fordham University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Fordham and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 21,313 out of 46,308 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 15 percent. Fordham University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Fordham SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1250-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Fordham University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1340

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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 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fordham University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >59%
1340 to 1430 Avg + 46%-59%
1250 to 1340 Avg - 33%-46%
1160 to 1250 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1160 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 28
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 30
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.

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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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Fordham University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 27,838 18,470 46,308
Accepted 12,946 8,367 21,313
Acceptance Rate 47% 45% 46%
Enrolled 1,274 1,025 2,299
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1250 and 1430. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.