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Undergraduate Outcomes

At Fordham, you’ll receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities—an education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.

It’s an education that works—our graduates go out into the world to pursue meaningful careers and build lives that reflect Fordham’s spirit of passionate engagement.

First Destinations of the Class of 2017

The Office of Career Services reached out to every member of the Class of 2017 and was able to learn the "first destination" of 98% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate). See the complete 2017 Placement Report.

Employed Full-time 60%, Continuing Education 19%, Seeking Employment 9%, Not Seeking 3%, Employed Part-time 2%, Artistic Pursuits or Auditions 2%, Seeking Continuing Education <2%, Public Service <2%, Military Service <1%


of the Class of 2017 was employed, pursuing further education, doing service, or engaged in other meaningful activities within six months of graduation.


average starting salary
(7% higher than the national average)


law school acceptance rate
(17% higher than the national average) *


health professional school acceptance rate
(compared to the 45% national average)


of the Class of 2017 completed at least one  internship before graduation

* Rates of admission to JD programs are computed based on the number of Fordham applicants from all graduating classes applying for admission in the fall, not solely Class of 2017 applicants.

Supporting Success Through Access

Fordham graduates not only have a network of over 175,000 alumni worldwide to call upon, they have the life-long support of the Office of Career Services. Their diligent work and extensive connections ensure access to top employers and institutions so that students pursue meaningful work after graduation, whether that be starting a career, pursuing further education, or devoting time to public service.