Fordham Facts

Three students take selfie with Ram

First Five Facts

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

Points of Pride

119 Fulbright Scholarships since 2003
1,207 Awards and Scholarships since 2003
75% health professional school acceptance rate
1.2 million community service hours in 2013
2,600 NYC-based internship companies

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

The Numbers


15,286 students in ten schools
8,855 undergraduates
2,211 freshmen students
6,431 graduate and professional students

University Housing Residents

3,487 at Rose Hill
1,337 at Lincoln Center
4,591 undergraduates
233 graduate and professional students


Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
6,971 undergraduate and graduate students

Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NY
7,858 undergraduate and graduate students

Westchester, West Harrison, NY
457 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)
3,905 students enrolled

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (1968)
1,931 students enrolled

Gabelli School of Business (1920)
2,003 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 168 undergraduates and 1,726 graduates at Lincoln Center

Graduate and Professional School

Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (1944)
281 students at Rose Hill, 513 at Lincoln Center, 93 at Westchester

Gabelli School of Business (1969)
1,726 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 32 at Westchester

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1916)
597 students enrolled at Rose Hill, 44 at Lincoln Center

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

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

Graduate School of Social Service (1916)
1,212 students enrolled at Lincoln Center, 330 at Westchester

School of Law (1905)
1,338 students enrolled at Lincoln Center

Undergraduate Demographics

56.3% Women
43.7% Men

28.6% Underrepresented Populations
13.6% Hispanic
9.5% Asian
5.3% African American
3.8% two or more racial groups
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Geographical origins:
48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 68 countries

Degrees Conferred in 2015

106 Doctor of Philosophy
10 Doctor of Education
8 Doctor of Ministry
410 Juris Doctor
1,291 Master of Arts, Science, Education, Law, and Philosophy
365 Master of Business Administration
618 Master of Social Work
126 Graduate Certificate or Professional Diploma
1,996 Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Fine Arts

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80% (Approximate National Average: 50%)


183,559 total
92,994 undergraduate alumni
68,974 graduate alumni
21,591 professional alumni


737 Full-time Instructors
57% Men
43% Women
15% Underrepresented Populations

452 Tenured Faculty
63% Men
37% Women
14% Underrepresented Populations

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

92% of faculty hold Ph.D. or other terminal degrees

14:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
23 students average class size

30 Jesuits at Fordham (21 faculty; 9 administrators)

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition (2016-2017)
$47,850 annually undergraduate
$827 to $1,421 per graduate credit
$55,444 annually law school

Financial Aid
84% of undergraduates received financial aid


$566,085,098 operating revenues
$534,326,262 operating expenditures
$720,680,957 endowment and other investments

University Libraries

More than
3.3 million volumes
57,000 journals
439,000 full-text books
109,000 online government documents

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 universities in the U.S. classified as a research university.

Varsity Sports

23 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, volleyball, and water polo

Patriot League (Division I-AA) for football