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Fordham University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Fordham University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Fordham University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Fordham University was awarded 153 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Fordham U as #225 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Fordham U is ranked at #26.

See all of the rankings for Fordham University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Fordham U?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Fordham University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 46%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to Fordham U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 700. Math scores were between 610 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fordham University  ( 620 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Fordham University  ( 610 to 710 )
Fordham U received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Fordham University  ( 27 to 31 )

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Fordham University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Fordham University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fordham University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fordham University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Fordham University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Fordham U for first-time, full-time students is 75%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Fordham University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Fordham U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,599 undergraduates at Fordham U with 9,132 being full-time and 467 being part-time.

Fordham U Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 92.10 out of 100, Fordham U is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Fordham University Cost?

The overall average net price of Fordham U is $35,694. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Fordham U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,613 $27,354 $32,480 $34,459 $41,730

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Fordham U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Fordham U, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,946 a year. That adds up to $31,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fordham U is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Fordham U Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Fordham U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $59,200 in their early years. That's great news for Fordham U students since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Fordham University make the most money.

Location of Fordham University

Fordham University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bronx, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Fordham University

Contact details for Fordham U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-1000

Fordham University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from Fordham University. Of these students, 2,489 received undergraduate degrees and 2,775 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 240 $39,400
Economics 191 $50,000
Business Administration & Management 182 $50,800
Finance & Financial Management 181 $66,900
General Psychology 150 $36,900
Accounting 145 $65,300
Political Science & Government 118 $41,400
International Relations & National Security 104 $38,300
General Biology 98 $30,400
General English Literature 90 $32,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Fordham University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Fordham U

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,531 students took at least one online class at Fordham University. This is an increase from the 1,060 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,531 946
2016-2017 1,060 486
2015-2016 960 404
2014-2015 799 344
2013-2014 565 287

Learn more about online learning at Fordham University.

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