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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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2023 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 608 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Fordham U is ranked #121 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Fordham U held the #200 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Fordham U also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Fordham U?

Acceptance Rate

Fordham University has an acceptance rate of 53%, 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 72% 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 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Fordham University  ( 27 to 32 )

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Fordham University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Fordham University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 89% 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  89 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 79%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

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

Fordham University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,399 undergraduates at Fordham U with 8,887 being full-time and 512 being part-time.

How Much Does Fordham University Cost?

The overall average net price of Fordham U is $38,147. 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 +
$26,202 $26,121 $31,221 $36,795 $45,933

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fordham U, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $8,943 a year. That adds up to $35,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fordham U is 2.3%. 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 $74,578 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Fordham U students since it is 76% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 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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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 85 majors graduated from Fordham University. Of these students, 2,461 received undergraduate degrees and 3,143 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
Finance & Financial Management 200 $70,465
Business Administration & Management 192 $53,811
Political Science & Government 146 $37,353
Communication & Media Studies 135 $42,213
Economics 131 $49,542
General Psychology 129 $36,127
Accounting 117 $68,968
Computer Information Systems 111 $63,805
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 108 $50,934
General English Literature 99 $35,090

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 15,678 students took at least one online class at Fordham University. This is an increase from the 2,097 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 15,678 7,302
2018-2019 2,097 1,522
2017-2018 1,531 946
2016-2017 1,060 486
2015-2016 960 404

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.