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Help us get to know you.

Female Student Intensely Focused in ClassBecause we don't do personal interviews, the essay—part of our Common Application—is the best chance we have to get to know you as a person.

And we want to get to know you. So tell us! Write in a clear voice. Help us understand who you are, what moves you, why we're a good fit for each other.

We want to learn some other things, too, such as how well you write, and how you approach and answer the questions you choose.

We expect a clean submission, free of typos and grammatical errors.

At Fordham, we consider communication skills a critical part of your education, and we want to make sure you're ready to produce college-level work.

Read further essay guidelines.