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Want the scoop on Fordham University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Fordham U offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Fordham University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Fordham University was awarded 128 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Fordham U as #244 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Fordham U also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Fordham University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Fordham U?

Acceptance Rate

Fordham University has an acceptance rate of 46%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Fordham U.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Fordham University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

Fordham University has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Fordham U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 75%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Fordham U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,767 undergraduates at Fordham U with 9,229 being full-time and 538 being part-time.

Fordham U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 96.38 out of 100, Fordham U is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.38 out of 100
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How Much Does Fordham University Cost?

The overall average net price of Fordham U is $36,301. 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 +
$25,410 $27,383 $32,687 $35,409 $42,098

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Fordham U, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,396 a year. That adds up to $33,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fordham U is 2.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Fordham U make around $59,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Fordham U graduates since it is 49% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated in Bronx, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of 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 82 majors graduated from Fordham University. Of these students, 2,501 received undergraduate degrees and 2,854 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
Business Administration & Management 206 $50,800
Economics 169 $50,000
Communication & Media Studies 159 $39,400
Finance & Financial Management 150 $66,900
General Psychology 144 $36,900
Accounting 139 $65,300
Political Science & Government 123 $41,400
Computer Information Systems 108 $55,600
International Relations & National Security 105 $38,300
General English Literature 98 $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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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