Fordham University

Fordham University

Fordham University is a private university in the United States. It has three campuses located in and around New York City. It was originally founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John's College. U.S. News & World Report (2008) ranked Fordham 61st among national universities in the United States.

Fordham University offers a variety of degrees and programs through its four undergraduate colleges and six graduate schools. They are:

  • College of Business Administration
  • Fordham College of Liberal Studies
  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center
  • Fordham College at Rose Hill
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
  • Graduate School of Social Service
  • School of Law

The Fordham varsity sports teams are nicknamed Rams.

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Contacting Fordham

Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx , NY 10458
General Phone: (718) 817-1000

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Fordham Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management999business, business management, accounting, accounting and finance, finance, human resources, international business, business statistics, taxation, ...
Liberal Arts851American studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Western European studies, African-American studies, foreign language and literature, comparative literature, German language, French language, ...
Law575law, legal professions
Family and Social Work572food and nutrition, social work
Education and Teaching452curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, ...
Media272communication studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling238psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Science111biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Religion and Philosophy91philosophy, religion, theology
Fine Arts63art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts55dance, drama
Computer Science and Engineering46computer and info science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Engineering5engineering physics
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Medicine0health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Fordham in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,86555
Master's degree1,86843
Post-master's certificate4411
Doctor's degree10919
First-professional degree4721

Fordham Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fordham had a total enrollment of 14,448 students (12,221 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 39%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 7%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 22%
22-24 14%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Fordham Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 59 %

Fordham Room and Board (2007)

Fordham offers campus housing for 4,103 of its 12,221 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fordham Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math570660
SAT Writing570670
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Fordham Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,257
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,257
Room and board $ 12,980
Room charge $ 8,560
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,420
Books and supplies $ 840
Other expenses $ 2,330

Financial Aid:
Fordham participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 272200)

Fordham Faculty

Fordham has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year155$131,58858$120,310
Associate professoracademic year119$96,42797$97,557
Assistant professoracademic year111$83,34692$79,984
Instructoracademic year7$86,53711$81,415
Lectureracademic year15$58,55519$54,844
No academic rankacademic year19$45,71220$43,778
All faculty totalacademic year426$102,054297$89,605

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fordham Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Patriot League
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4185126

Fordham Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Western European Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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