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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

192 Fulbright Scholars
658 prestigious scholarships in the past five years
78% health professional school acceptance rate
1 million+ community service hours annually
3,500 NYC-based internship companies

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

The Numbers


16,364 students in nine schools
9,399 undergraduates
2,086 first-year students
6,965 graduate and professional students

University Housing Residents

3,425 at Rose Hill
1,368 at Lincoln Center
4,649 undergraduates
144 graduate and professional students


Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
6,981 undergraduate and graduate students

Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NY
9,078 undergraduate and graduate students

Westchester, West Harrison, NY
305 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)
3,815 students enrolled

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (1968)
2,072 students enrolled

Gabelli School of Business (1920)
2,208 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 500 undergraduates and 1,406 graduates at Lincoln Center

Graduate and Professional School

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (1944)
211 students at Rose Hill, 522 at Lincoln Center, 51 at Westchester

Gabelli School of Business (1969)
1,406 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 2 at Westchester

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1916)
559 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 268 at Lincoln Center

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

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

Graduate School of Social Service (1916)
1,830 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 221 at Westchester

School of Law (1905)
1,549 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Undergraduate Demographics

57.3% Women
42.7% Men

33.0% Underrepresented Populations
16.3% Hispanic/Latino
12.2% Asian
4.4% Black/African American
0% American Indian/Alaskan
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Geographical origins:
48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 81 countries

45.5% Catholic
12.4% Protestant
4.6% Muslim
2.7% Jewish
11.4% Other
23.3% Not Reported

Degrees Conferred in 2019

88 Doctor of Philosophy
20 Doctor of Education
2 Doctor of Ministry
2 Doctor of Juridical Science
4 Doctor of Professional Studies
397 Juris Doctor
1,468 Master of Arts, Fine Arts, Science, Education, Law, and Philosophy
150 Master of Business Administration
1,050 Master of Social Work
69 Graduate Certificate or Professional Diploma
2,247 Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Fine Arts

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 83.1% (Approximate National Average: 50%)


195,000+ total


753 Full-time Instructors
55% Men
45% Women
21% Underrepresented Populations

459 Tenured Faculty
61% Men
39% Women
18% Underrepresented Populations

94% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree

13:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
22 students average class size

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2020-2021)
$54,730 annually undergraduate
$960 to $1,824 per graduate credit
$63,932 annually law school

Financial Aid
84.61% of undergraduates received financial aid


As of and for the year ended June 30, 2020:

$665,559,000 operating revenues
$660,060,000 operating expenses
$819,004,000 endowment and other investments

University Libraries

2,450,115 Books (Physical and Digital)
475 Databases (Digital)
139,715 Media (Physical and Digital)
117,809 Serials (Physical and Digital)
2,707,639 Total Collection (Physical and Digital)

Carnegie Classification

Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity

Fordham is one of 418 institutions classified as a Doctoral University or Doctoral/Professional University, and one of 135 Doctoral Universities classified as High Research Activity

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