Some of our students are able to commute from their homes, while others choose to live in our new graduate dormitory, Arthur 2, a short two block walk from the university's campus. Most graduate students, however, prefer the affordability and convenience of living in nearby neighborhoods. The most popular nearby neighborhood among our graduate students is the Belmont community, which is adjacent to the south side of Fordham's campus. Other students willing to make a 10 to 20 minute commute by bus can find safe and affordable housing in the many neighborhoods along Pelham Parkway . Manhattan, Lower Westchester County and Eastern Connecticut are also an easy commute via Metro North trains which stop adjacent to the Fordham Campus.
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.
The University's Office of Residential Life, in addition to operating Arthur 2, also maintains a listing of private off-campus housing in the Bronx which is available at no cost to all students.
For more detailed information, including prices, about housing options available to graduate students at Arthur 2, contact the Office of Residential Life. (Housing assignments for Arthur 2 are usually made on a priority basis by the Dean's Office. Priority is given to students based on the distance they are traveling to come to Fordham and on whether or not they are on fellowship.)
Office of Residential Life
Alumni Hall North - Basement
Bronx, New York 10458 USA
The Graduate Students Association (GSA) also operates a Housing Service exclusively for graduate students seeking non-university housing alternatives. The GSA maintains a listing of available apartments in the area as well as a listing of students who are looking for room mates. If you are an accepted student into the IPED Program and you are looking for non-university housing, you should be in contact with the Graduate Students Association (GSA) by visiting their web site. The GSA can be reach at:
Graduate Student Association
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Bronx, New York 10458
Telephone: 718 817-4408
Students who conduct their search for apartments before or during the first week of August are almost guaranteed to have access to the best apartments on the market. We do not recommend waiting until the third or fourth week of August to look for an apartment.
In addition to housing, the university provides a meal plan, health center, medical insurance plans and athletic facilties as well as cheap and convenient van transportation between the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Our Lincoln Center campus is only walking distance from the Metroplitan Opera. Many museums, Broadway playhouses, and numerous other cultural sites are readily accessible from our Lincoln Center Campus. Our Bronx Rose Hill campus is adjacent to the New York Botanical Gardens, the world famous Bronx Zoo, as well as Belmont, the Bronx's own Little Italy known throughout the metropolitan region for its restaurants and pastry shops.
Federally required reported crime statistics, indicate that Fordham's Bronx campus is one of the safest campuses in the United States.
Of course if you are having any problems in securing housing, always feel free to contact the IPED Office. We usually can help you out by putting you in contact with the right people.
International Political Economy and Development Program
E-517 Dealy Hall
Bronx, New York 10458, USA
Fordham GSAS Housing Services
de Hirsch Residence