Fordham University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Keating Hall at Fordham Huniversity
Keating Hall at Fordham Huniversity. Chriscobar / Wikimedia Commons

Fordham University is a fairly selective school, admitting under half of those who apply each year. Students will need strong grades and high standardized test scores in order to be accepted. To apply, interested students will need to send in transcripts, an application (Fordham accepts the Common Application), SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Fordham University Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Fordham
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 580 / 680
    • SAT Math: 590 / 690
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 27 / 31
    • ACT English: 27 / 33
    • ACT Math: 26 / 30
    • ACT Writing: - / -

Fordham University Description

Fordham University describes itself as "an independent university in the Jesuit tradition." The main campus in the Bronx sits next to the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. Fordham University has a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 22. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Preprofessional programs in business and communication studies are most popular among undergraduates. In athletics, the Fordham Rams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference except for the football team which competes in the Patriot League.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 15,582 (9,258 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,073
  • Books: $1,012 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,845
  • Other Expenses: $2,778
  • Total Cost: $69,708

Fordham University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,892
    • Loans: $8,603

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, and Diving, Water Polo, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Soccer, Squash, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track, and Field, Swimming, and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Rowing, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Fordham and the Common Application

Fordham University uses the Common Application.

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