Fordham University Review

Located in the Bronx, New York, Fordham University offers 79 majors in 23 categories; majors include diverse disciplines like women's studies, accounting, American studies and visual arts. Degrees are offered on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.

Fordham University Overview

Founded in 1841 with six students and staffed entirely by Jesuit clergy, Fordham University evolved into a full-fledged university in 1907, with primarily a non-clergy faculty by 1969. One of 282 U.S. research universities, Fordham University is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity; this designation is based on the number of research staff, research expenses and the number of doctoral degrees awarded.

Based on degrees granted, the most popular undergraduate field of study is business, followed by communication and journalism. Business is the top choice for graduate students, followed by education.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to Fordham University's undergraduate schools begins with an application, either online or by paper; applications must be accompanied by a 1-page Fordham supplement, which can be downloaded from the school website. Supporting documents, including letters of recommendation, high school transcript, test scores and essays, must also be sent. The Financial Aid Office helps students find necessary financing. Course credit may be offered for life experiences.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Classes at Fordham University average 22 students. The undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12. Distinctive learning opportunities include studying abroad, weekend and evening college and a wide range of distance learning possibilities.

The William D. Walsh Family Library and the Law School Library has more than 2.2 million books, almost 32,000 journals subscriptions, including online journals, and almost three and a half million microforms. The campuses have approximately 40 computer labs.

Schools and Colleges at Fordham University

  • College of Business Administration
  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center
  • Fordham College at Rose Hill
  • Fordham College of Liberal Studies
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Law
  • Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
  • Graduate School of Social Services

School Contact Information

  • Address: 441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, New York 10458
  • Telephone: (718) 817-1000