We require scores from the SAT or ACT — but they’re just part of what we consider. We use them in conjunction with your high school transcript to predict how well you’re likely to do here. All our students are exposed to the humanities, math and science through Fordham’s core curriculum, so these scores are important to gauge how well you’re prepared. Since quantitative analysis is a critical part of the curriculum in the Gabelli School of Business, applicants to this college should have coursework in precalculus (at minimum) or calculus (preferred), and have Math scores at or above 670 (SAT) or 28 (ACT).
Test scores for the middle 50% of admitted students in the Class of 2021 ranged from 1290-1420 on the new SAT, and 28 to 32 on the ACT.
SAT and ACT (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748) with writing is not required.
Scores are considered official if they are sent from the testing agency directly. Fordham will also accept scores that are certified as official by the student's school counselor. If sending SAT scores, we must receive the full score report (which includes both the section and cross-test scores) in order to consider them.
Taking Multiple Tests
Should a student take more that one of the tests above, Fordham will consider the highest score as follows:
ACT (not superscored) or New SAT (superscored).
English Language Proficiency
International non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency through standardized test results.
TOEFL iBT (TOEFL code: 2259)