Undergraduate Outcomes

At Fordham, students 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 undergraduate 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

Each year, the Office of Career Services reaches out to every member of the previous year's graduating class to find out where they landed and to offer their assistance if needed. For the Class of 2021, they were able to confirm the "first destination" of 90% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate). See the complete 2021 Placement Report..

91% of the Class of 2021 was employed, continuing their education, or engaged in public service or other meaningful endeavors within six months of graduation.
$63,495 average starting salary for the Class of 2021

Fordham Outcomes 2021

More Points of Pride

95% law school acceptance rate for 2020 applicants (higher than the national average of 78%)*
76% health professional school acceptance rate (higher than the national average of 45%)
81% of Fordham Students complete 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 2021 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.

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Alumni Stories

In Toppeta Scholarship Fund, a Family Legacy and Family-Like Bonds

In Toppeta Scholarship Fund, a Family Legacy and Family-Like Bonds

The story of the John and Rita Toppeta Endowed Scholarship began eight decades ago with two young people who, in earning Fordham degrees, were reaching beyond their station: John was the son of Italian immigrant parents, a seamstress and a public utility employee with little formal schooling; Rita, after earning her undergraduate degree from Fordham, [...]

Deanna Howes Spiro, Fordham’s Alumni Leader in Washington, D.C., Reflects on the ‘Extraordinary Moments’ of Being a Ram

Deanna Howes Spiro, Fordham’s Alumni Leader in Washington, D.C., Reflects on the ‘Extraordinary Moments’ of Being a Ram

The first time Deanna Howes Spiro heard the name Fordham was during an assembly at her all-girls Catholic high school in Kensington, Maryland. Everything she learned about the University—from its New York location and strong academics to its core Jesuit values—resonated with her. When she stepped onto the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx a [...]

Behind Campus Center Gift, a Story of Career Guidance with a Jesuit Bent

Behind Campus Center Gift, a Story of Career Guidance with a Jesuit Bent

Looking back on his education at Fordham and all that it opened up for him, James Rowen is grateful—and perhaps a little amazed—that everything turned out the way it did. Going to Fordham “sent my life on a trajectory that I could never have imagined,” said Rowen, who went on to a successful career as [...]

‘I Never Did It Alone’: Former NFL Kicker Patrick Murray Shares How Family and Community Have Shaped His Life

‘I Never Did It Alone’: Former NFL Kicker Patrick Murray Shares How Family and Community Have Shaped His Life

Family. Football. Fordham. These have been the hallmarks of Patrick Murray’s life, from his family’s Gaelic football roots, which fed his interest in sports even before he could walk, to his three-season career in the NFL and beyond. Now a client services associate at UBS, the 2013 Gabelli School of Business graduate and former pro [...]

From New York to Puerto Rico and Back, Javier Lamoso’s Fordham Ties Are Binding

From New York to Puerto Rico and Back, Javier Lamoso’s Fordham Ties Are Binding

For many alumni, Fordham is where they got interested in one subject or another and uncovered a specific career path, but for Javier Lamoso, it’s where he discovered something more fundamental: a passion for lifelong learning and a desire to conquer his next big thing. Whether that’s becoming a lawyer, managing a venture capital fund, [...]

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Years before she was a Fordham trustee and philanthropic leader for the University and many other causes, Darlene Luccio Jordan, FCRH ’89, was a newly minted prosecutor who found out, one day, that she was being transferred to run the district attorney’s office at a nearby court—pretty much all by herself. What was the first [...]

Giving Back to Fordham Law, an Alumnus Invests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Giving Back to Fordham Law, an Alumnus Invests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd and the ensuing outcries about structural racism in society, Fordham Law School, like institutions everywhere, looked inward—and, a few months later, produced a plan for addressing racism within and beyond the campus community. While Fordham Law School was founded to serve people who had traditionally been excluded [...]

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

As a Fordham student, Kristin Guerin was on a path to work in human rights. She majored in theology and took courses in peace and justice studies, interned with Amnesty International, and secured a placement with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. But during her senior year at Fordham College at Rose Hill, she auditioned—secretly and on [...]

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

When John Connolly arrived at Fordham College at Rose Hill as a first-year student in 1961, he found the campus a bit more subdued than the “spirited and close-knit community” he experienced in high school at Fordham Prep. “It was like a monastery,” Connolly joked. “It was very different from today. At the time, it [...]

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

John Mulhearn and Bernadette Casey went on their first date more than 50 years ago, a magical evening at Thomas More College’s winter formal at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Bernadette, then a sophomore at Fordham’s undergraduate college for women, was selling tickets for the event when John told her he could get her a [...]

Nancy Castaldo’s Latest Book Offers Kids Environmental Solutions, Hope Before the World Runs Dry

Nancy Castaldo’s Latest Book Offers Kids Environmental Solutions, Hope Before the World Runs Dry

Although World Water Day and Earth Day are in the rearview, Nancy Castaldo hopes you won’t shift your attention from the fate of the planet just yet. In her latest book, When the World Runs Dry: Earth’s Water in Crisis, published in January, she dives into global water security—or, more aptly, the lack thereof—tackling infrastructure, [...]