Finding Your Community at Fordham

Collage of scenic views from Westchester, Rose Hill, and Lincoln Center

One of the biggest questions you’re probably asking yourself is, “Do I see myself here?”

Our advice? Look for a college that makes you feel at home.

Through clubs, service, social justice, sports, global opportunities, and more, our students find their home here at Fordham. And they make it their own, leaving their mark on the community.

2 New York City Campuses

Our Rose Hill campus in the Bronx is a more traditional-looking college campus, with green open spaces surrounded by Gothic architecture. Our Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan is located in the heart of the city, and features a more urban, fast-paced environment. Choose the one that’s right for you!

195K+ Fordham Alumni

Our alumni are changemakers in business, law, theater, politics, biology, journalism, medicine, and beyond. But they’re also a valuable resource for our current students, connecting them to internships, jobs, and lifelong mentorships.

225+ Student Organizations

Arts, sciences, journalism, politics, dance, culture—whatever your interest, there’s probably a club for it. And if there isn’t? You can create your own! Joining a student organization helps you develop your leadership skills, gain practical hands-on experience, plan campus events, share common interests, and create lasting friendships.

22 Division I Varsity Sports

Our student-athletes are disciplined and driven, as they compete in basketball, soccer, swimming, softball, track and field, and more in the Atlantic 10, and in the Patriot League for football. And our coaches are committed to supporting them—as athletes, as students, and as leaders on and off the field.

110 Study Abroad Programs

Getting a global perspective is a big part of many students’ Fordham experience—more than 45% of undergraduates study abroad during their time at the University. You could take courses through Fordham-run programs in London, England; Granada, Spain; or Pretoria, South Africa. Or maybe you’ll be an exchange student at an international partner university.

40+ Cultural and Affinity Student Groups

Learn more about your heritage, explore a new culture, or celebrate your identity through our cultural and affinity student groups. Students participate in volunteer work, organize cultural events, and aim to raise awareness for issues that matter to them.

1 Million Service Hours Each Year

Our students embody the Jesuit principle of homines pro aliis, or people for others, by completing an average of 1 million service hours each year.

Through our Center for Community Engaged Learning, you’ll learn with and from our community partners through service learning classes, neighborhood service programs like Urban Plunge, or special partnerships with local organizations.

15+ Annual Major University Events

Cheering on the Fordham football team at Homecoming. Showing off your new home to your loved ones during Family Weekend. Singing and dancing with your friends during Spring Weekend. These are a few ways our students show their strong sense of community, school spirit, and tradition.

33% Identify as Students of Color

The people who attend Fordham are what make it a special place. Fordham is committed to diversity in all its dimensions—race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and religion. Our students come from across the country and the world. They all share a desire to create a better future.

40+ Mental Health Counselors

We have 40+ full- and part-time mental health counselors.

At Fordham, we follow the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Your overall well-being—mental, physical, psychological, and emotional—will be supported through a range of services and wellness resources, provided by advisers and counselors. We aim to foster a community of care that values the dignity and uniqueness of all of our students. Fordham is also Jed Campus certified, meaning that we use the best practices to support our students' mental health.

10+ Integrated Living/Learning Communities

We have a proud history of approaching learning in a distinctly Jesuit way, one that ensures that learning occurs inside and outside the classroom, unites hearts and minds, and develops authentic conscience, character, and intellect in our students. You can choose from a variety of Integrated Learning Communities, which tie together our renowned intellectual tradition with experience-based learning.

315+ Orientation Leaders

From the day you step foot on campus, your peers will be there to support you. Our orientation leaders will help welcome you to campus and make sure you can find your way around.

150+ Resident and Commuter Assistants

Fordham won’t just be your college—it will become your home. Our resident assistants are there to provide guidance for those living on campus, while our commuter assistants serve as a resource for those who commute.

60 Community Partners

Local high schools, nonprofits, social service agencies, community-based organizations, faith groups—these are just some of the partners that you can work with to gain experience, volunteer your time, or continue your education. In tandem with our partners, you can support your academic work with real-world experiences.