Fordham University

New York, New York
4-year Private university


Fordham University is a private institution established in 1841 with urban setting located at New York. It is ranked 89 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $61,567. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,098. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, but any student who is promised housing upon admittance to the school is guaranteed a room for four consecutive years.

#89 in National Universities
Location New York, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1841
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
10,098 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $61,567
Outstate Tuition Fee $61,567
Room and Board Fees $23,075
$48,682 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


54% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$70 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is the first language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$41,525 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$32,728 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $83,281
80% Students with need received Financial Aid
22.9% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 10
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Cunniffe Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth Full-tuition
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria based on excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores and personal characteristics
Requirement for maintenance maintain 3.0 GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $15,000
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria based on high academic performance in a competitive curriculum, and above 1450 SAT Score
Requirement for maintenance maintain 3.0 GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Loyola Scholarships
Total Worth $1,000-$12,500
Eligibility Transfer students
Minimum Criteria based on high academic performance and leadership ability
Requirement for maintenance maintain 3.0 GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

UPS Foundation Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000-$7,000 per year
Details These scholarships are awarded to high-performing students from underrepresented groups based on both need and merit.
Fordham Theatre Scholarship
Total Worth $7,000 TO full tuition
Details The Fordham Theatre Scholarship is awarded to students based on both talent and financial need. All entering freshmen candidates for admission who are theatre majors are considered for the scholarship.


10,098 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
91% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
79% Students graduate within 6 years