Undergraduate Admission Facts

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

Here is a snapshot of our admission process, our student profile, and a look at what Fordham might have to offer you. See if you’ll be a good match for us, and if we’re a good match for you.

At a Glance

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View Fordham Fast Facts

200,000+ Fordham active and loyal alumni around the world.

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See Undergraduate Outcomes

For the Class of 2023, 89% of our graduates were employed, continuing their education, engaged in public service, or pursuing other meaningful endeavors within six months of graduation.

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Finance Your Fordham Education

More than 95% of Fordham first-year students receive some type of financial aid.

Enrollment Overview

At Fordham, our students attend classes across three campuses—the urban Lincoln Center campus in the heart of Manhattan; our Gothic Rose Hill campus in the Bronx; and our professional campus in Westchester (which houses only graduate programs).

All of our programs are built upon the foundations of Jesuit education. In each one, you’ll find a challenging curriculum, small class sizes, personal access to professors, thoughtful and supportive academic and professional advising, and exciting research opportunities across many disciplines.

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By the Numbers

Graduate/Professional: 6,458
Undergraduate: 10,098

  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center: 2,501
  • Fordham College at Rose Hill: 4,010
  • Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center: 650
  • Gabelli School of Business Rose Hill: 2,413

University Graduation Rate: 83%
Retention: 88%
Average Undergraduate Class Size: 23
Undergraduate Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Applications for Fall 2023

(As of September 27, 2023)

We know how much time you’ve spent trying to find a good match for college. We’re looking for students who are the right match, too. In our admission process, we want to bring together students who are going to do great things—to strive for more as individuals and as a class.

By the Numbers

Completed Applications: 43,633*
Offers of Admission: 24,546
Enrolled Students: 2,401
Acceptance Rate: 56.3%

*Applications to Fordham University's School of Professional and Continuing Studies are not included

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Who’s in the Class of 2027?

The people who attend Fordham are what make it a special place. Our students come from across the country and the world. They also come from a variety of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. But they all share a desire to create a better future. As a Jesuit university, we welcome people of all faiths, those exploring their faith, and people of conscience who practice no particular faith.

Of course, we always strive to be better and do more. We want to become a more diverse, inclusive, and affirming community for all students and are implementing more initiatives and programs to continue to do just that.

By the Numbers: Our Diversity

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Ethnic and Racial

Domestic Students of Color: 48.2%

  • American Indian: <1%
  • Asian: 16.5%
  • Black: 5.7%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: 20.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%

International: 7.6%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown: <1%
Two or More Races: 4.9%
White: 43.5%



Female: 60.6%


Buddhist: 0.9%
Catholic: 32%
Greek Orthodox: 2.6%
Hindu: 2.2%
Jewish: 2%
Muslim: 5.3%
Protestant: 8.2%

No Preference: 16%
Not Specified/Unknown: 26.6%
Other: 3.7%

Other Identifiers

First-Generation Students: 23.9%

By the Numbers: Where We're From

Geographic Range

Students from NYC’s Five Boroughs: 20.9%
States outside of Tri-State with Highest Numbers of Students: California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia

Countries with Highest Numbers of International Students: Canada, China, India, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Vietnam

High School Type

Public High School: 54.1%
Private High School: 27.3%
Jesuit/Cristo Rey High School: 5.8%
School Type Other (Homeschool, Charter, College): 13.4%

Student Residency

Living On Campus: 76%
Living Off Campus or Commuting: 24%

Class of 2027 Academic Profile

No matter what materials you choose to submit, Fordham reviews all applicants holistically. Beginning with the Fall 2021 entering class, we at Fordham University have now extended our test-optional policy to include applicants through Fall 2025. If you choose to submit a test score, it will be only one among many factors in our academic evaluation of your application. Applicants who choose not to submit test scores will not be penalized for making this choice.

By the Numbers


High School GPA: 3.80
SAT Middle 50%: 1370–1500*
ACT Composite Middle 50%: 31–34*
Top 10% of Class: 48%
Top 25% of Class: 83%

*63.4% of those who gained admission did not submit testing


High School GPA:  3.70
SAT Middle 50%: 1340–1470**
ACT Composite Middle 50%: 30–33**
Top 10% of Class: 34%
Top 25% of Class: 69%

**69.1% of those who enrolled did not submit testing

Updated as of September 27, 2023.

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