Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Campus Scenes of Fordham University


Fordham's 85 acre Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, plus the adjacent several hundred acres of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens, create an almost rural oasis ideally suited for scholarship set in the midst of New York City, the world's financial capital.

The Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) is housed in Dealy Hall.  IPED's main office, its Career and Internship Reference Library, and the IPED Commons are located on the fifth floor of Dealy. Almost all of our faculty have offices on either the fourth, fifth, or sixth floors of Dealy. And almost all of our classes are conducted on the second and third floors of Dealy. Several "smart classrooms" that utilize the latest in information technology are also located on the second and third floors of Dealy. Terminals for accessing the university's computers and the internet are located on the 1st floor as well as in the IPED Commons on the 5th floor.

Many of our students will be spending long hours in Walsh Library,  the university's new $54 million library just opened for the 1997-98 academic year. Fordham University Libraries own more than 1.6 million volumes and subscribe to over 11,000 periodicals and are a depository for US government documents. Walsh library also has ample space for study rooms, computers, and conference rooms.

Some of our students are able to commute from their homes, others choose to live in university housing at Keith Plaza, but most prefer the affordability and convenience of living in nearby neighborhoods. The most popular nearby neighborhood among graduate students is Belmont.

Belmont is know as the Bronx's own Little Italy with its array of fine Italian restaurants, street fairs, and open markets. It is also famous for "Dion and the Belmonts" and the "doo wop" music of the 1950s.

Students willing to make a 10 to 20 minute commute by bus can find housing in the many neighborhoods that line Pelham Parkway.
Along Pelham Parkway toward the east of Fordham University lies some of the nicest and safest residential housing in New York City.

The Graduate School maintains an off-campus housing office with extensive listings of locally available housing. As an example of the type of housing available on the local market are these small row houses on Bathgate Avenue. Apartments in these particular houses have been very popular with Fordham Graduate students. Their interiors were renovated to cater to graduate students. They are adjacent to the University's entrance on Bathgate Avenue and are therefore only a few minutes walk away from class. And because of their proximity to one of the University's main entrances, they benefit from a 24 hour university security presence. For more information about housing opportunities, visit our housing web site.

Fordham at Rose Hill in the Bronx has one of the most scenic campuses in the United States. For over a hundred and fifty years, our students have found our 85 acre campus and the adjacent several hundred acres of the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, a tranquil place to walk, relax, and reflect.
Keating Hall houses the Dean's offices for the Graduate School, our Admissions Office, as well as the Graduate Student Lounge, a popular place to relax and to socialize.

Our old gymnasium is connected to the new Vince Lombardi Athletic Center as well as the new McGinley Student Center. This complex houses two indoor pools,  four cafeterias, and several squash courts. A Barnes and Noble Bookstore, the University's Career Planning and Placement Office, Campus Ministry, and our Community Service Program are also located in this complex.

Many of our students also take advantage of our Lincoln Center Campus, located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. At our Lincoln Center campus, space permitting, you can take graduate courses in Business, Social Service, Education and Law. Special arrangements exist with our Business School to simplify and ease the process of cross-registration. Because of the ease of transportation between our Rose Hill Campus and our Lincoln Center Campus, many use the Lincoln Center Campus as a stopping off point when they travel into Manhattan in order to do internships at the United Nations or on Wall Street. Several of our part-time students who are members of the UN diplomatic community or New York's financial community also use the 30 minute university's van service to attend their classes in the Bronx. (Metro North trains from Grand Central Terminal make the trip to our Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx in under 20 minutes.)
Given the size of our campus, you are free to invite as many family and friends as you like to your graduation.

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