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Fordham Facts

Male and Female Student at Rose Hill

First Five Facts

Joseph M. McShane, SJ
The Ram
School Color:
Who we are:
The Jesuit University of New York

Points of Pride

185 Fulbright Scholars
1,597 Awards and Scholarships since 2003
77% health professional school acceptance rate
1 million+ community service hours annually
2,600 NYC-based internship companies

Fordham University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Numbers


16,037 students in nine schools
9,599 undergraduates
2,335 first-year students
6,438 graduate and professional students

University Housing Residents

3,302 at Rose Hill
1,267 at Lincoln Center
4,673 undergraduates
202 graduate and professional students


Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
7,380 undergraduate and graduate students

Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NY
8,163 undergraduate and graduate students

Westchester, West Harrison, NY
463 undergraduates and graduates

The Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station, Armonk, NY

The Fordham University London Centre

Undergraduate Schools and Colleges

Fordham College at Rose Hill (1841)
4,081 students enrolled

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (1968)
2,104 students enrolled

Gabelli School of Business (1920)
2,209 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 366 undergraduates and 1,537 graduates at Lincoln Center

Graduate and Professional School

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (1944)
288 students at Rose Hill, 439 at Lincoln Center, 81 at Westchester

Gabelli School of Business (1969)
1,537 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 20 at Westchester

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1916)
604 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 218 at Lincoln Center

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (1968)
198 students enrolled at Rose Hill

Graduate School of Education (1916)
738 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Graduate School of Social Service (1916)
1,311 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 338 at Westchester

School of Law (1905)
1,450 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Undergraduate Demographics

57.5% Women
42.5% Men

28.2% Underrepresented Populations
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
9.8% Asian
3.9% Black/African American
3.4% Two or More Races
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Geographical origins:
46 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Federal States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, and 74 countries

Degrees Conferred in 2016

104 Doctor of Philosophy
11 Doctor of Education
9 Doctor of Ministry
3 Doctor of Juridical Science
370 Juris Doctor
1,434 Master of Arts, Science, Education, Law, and Philosophy
181 Master of Business Administration
659 Master of Social Work
85 Graduate Certificate or Professional Diploma
2,205 Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Fine Arts

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79.5% (Approximate National Average: 50%)


178,618 total
86,866 undergraduate alumni
70,481 graduate alumni
21,271 professional alumni


735 Full-time Instructors
58% Men
42% Women
28% Underrepresented Populations

437 Tenured Faculty
63% Men
37% Women
16% Underrepresented Populations

833 Part-Time Instructional Staff
50% Men
50% Women
18% Underrepresented Populations

93% of faculty hold Ph.D. or other terminal degrees

15:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
22 students average class size

31 Jesuits at Fordham (18 faculty; 13 administrators)

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2017-2018)
$49,645 annually undergraduate
$876 to $1,655 per graduate credit
$57,386 annually law school

Financial Aid
81% of undergraduates received financial aid


As of and for the year ended June 30, 2018:

$596,508,000 operating revenues  
$592,348,000 operating expenses  
$691,077,000 endowment

University Libraries

1,991,837 Books (Physical and Digital)
484 Databases (Digital)
131,798 Media (Physical and Digital)
28,528 Serials (Physical and Digital)
2,152,827 Total Collection (Physical and Digital)

Carnegie Classification

Research University (High Research Activity)

Based on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, research expenditures, and numbers of research staff, Fordham is one of 99 public and private universities in the U.S. classified as a research university.

Varsity Sports

22 men’s and women’s varsity sports teams

NCAA Division I

Atlantic 10 Conference in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, rowing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, diving, tennis, and volleyball.

Mid-Atlantic Conference for water polo

Patriot League (Division I-AA) for football